At The Movies: ‘Cars 2’ Cruises To Top Of Weekend Box Office, Pixar Can’t Lose

By BallerStatus News Staff  |  06/27/2011

Cars 2 moviePixar Animation remains undefeated at the box-office races, as its latest film, "Cars 2", easily cruised to the top of the weekend box office over Cameron Diaz's new comedy, "Bad Teacher."

The Discey animated sequel took the #1 spot with a $68 million opening weekend, giving Pixar 12 #1 films since their first feature film, 1995's "Toy Story."

"It couldn't be any better than that. What an unbelievable track record these guys have," Chuck Viane, head of distribution for Disney, told the Associated Press.

Worldwide, "Cars 2" took in $110.9 million, thanks to the addition of $42.9 million in 18 overseas markets.

The original "Cars" had a $60.1 million debut in 2006, but factoring in today's higher admission prices, it sold more tickets than "Cars 2."

Debuting at #2 was Cameron Diaz's classroom comedy, "Bad Teacher", earning $31 million.

The previous weekend's #1 flick, Ryan Reynolds' "Green Lantern," fell to third-place with $18.4 million; while "Super 8" fell from #2 to #4 this weekend with $12.1 million.

Closing out the top 5 was Jim Carrey's "Mr. Popper's Penguins", earning $10.3 million in its second weekend.

That's a wrap for this weekend. Next weekend, look out for the release of the Tom Hans and Julia Roberts romantic comedy "Larry Crowne," the Selena Gomez romantic comedy "Monte Carlo," and the highly anticipated third "Transformers" film "Dark of the Moon".

This weekend's top 10 is as follows:

1. "Cars 2," $68 million.
2. "Bad Teacher," $31 million.
3. "Green Lantern," $18.4 million.
4. "Super 8," $12.1 million.
5. "Mr. Popper's Penguins," $10.3 million.
6. "X-Men: First Class," $6.6 million.
7. "The Hangover Part II," $5.9 million.
8. "Bridesmaids," $5.4 million.
9. "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," $4.7 million.
10. "Midnight in Paris," $4.5 million.