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Weekend Box Office: Pixar Wins Even with a Poorly-Reviewed 'Cars' Sequel

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Your weekend top five:

1. Cars 2 - $68 million. The American auto industry could seemingly learn a lot from Pixar. How about slapping some eyes on the windshield, GM?

2. Bad Teacher - $31 million, with Cameron Diaz's sexy car wash ultimately unable to compete against the sound of Larry Cable Guy's voice.

3. Green Lantern - $18.4 million--a severe, 65% drop that for some reason is not at all going to affect the creation of Green Lantern 2. It turns out we want that!

4. Super 8 - $12.1 million, already putting the film ahead of Cloverfield and Battle: Los Angeles's final grosses, and placing it on track to surpass District 9 as well--all of which is important information if you are in the business of figuring out why some sci-fi movies are able to thrive without either light sabers or Will Smith.

5. Mr. Popper's Penguins - $10.3 million, dropping 44% and confusing executives who thought for sure that "Jim Carrey + penguins" would be a license to print money.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

  • May 13, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Iron Man 3 - $72.5 million, holding off Baz Luhrmann's new release to remain America's most important literary adaptation. 2. The Great Gatsby - $51 million, a strong debut despite its failing to take out last week's leader. It should hold up reaso... / Continue →
  • May 6, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Iron Man 3 - $175.3 million, making for the second-biggest opening ever behind The Avengers. People love Gwyneth Paltrow movies! 2. Pain and Gain - $7.6 million, once again proving The Rock to be our closest equivalent to a guy in an inhumanly-powe... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2013
    While Iron Man 3 was out making $195 million overseas this weekend, here's what happened in the domestic box office: 1. Pain and Gain - $20 million. It's a weak opening by Michael Bay standards, but lucky for Michael Bay, he doesn't really worry all that much about standards. ... / Continue →
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