Weekend Box Office: Cars 2 Takes First Place with Lightning Speed

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Cars 2 received the worst reviews ever for a Pixar movie, but the film still managed to bring in an unbelievable $68 million, coming in first place at the North American box office.  Cars 2 also did very well internationally, bringing in $42.9 million, making its grand total $110.9 million -- and that's just in its first weekend!

The Gang from Cars 2

Meanwhile, the other big opener, Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, opened in a strong second place, bringing in $31 million, which is pretty good for an R-rated comedy.  The film also made an additional $12.9 million at the global box office.

Last weekends Green Lantern didn't do as well as the studio had hoped in its second weekend.  It brought in an additional $18.4 million, dropping down to third place.  The film has earned only $89.3 million in its first two weeks on a film budgeted at $200 million.

On the other hand, Super 8 has nearly doubled its budget.  The film brought in another $12.1 million this weekend, making its total $95.2 million domestically and $36 million internationally.  The film cost $50 million to make.

Here is your top 10 movies this weekend:

  1. Cars 2 - $68,000,000
  2. Bad Teacher - $31,000,000
  3. Green Lantern - 18,350,000
  4. Super 8 - $12,100,000
  5. Mr. Popper's Penguins - $10,300,000

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Cars 2 Quotes

Lightning McQueen: "How'd you like to come and see the world with me?"
Mater: "You mean it?!"

Mater: "What you got here that's free? How about that pistachio ice cream?"
Food Vendor: "No, no - wasabi."
Mater: "Oh same ole same ole. What's up with you? That looks delicious..."

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