Cars 2

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Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $191,450,875Details
International Box Office $368,704,508
Worldwide Box Office $560,155,383
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $85,682,159 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $39,281,490 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $124,963,649
Further financial details...

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Synopsis

Star racecar Lightning McQueen and his best friend, the incomparable tow truck Mater, jump start a new adventure to exotic lands stretching across the globe in "Cars 2." The duo are joined by a hometown pit crew from Radiator Springs when they head overseas for the first-ever World Grand Prix, a race to determine the world's fastest car. But the road to the championship is filled with plenty of potholes, detours and bombshells when Mater is mistakenly ensnared in an intriguing escapade of his own: international espionage. Mater finds himself torn between assisting Lightning McQueen in the high-profile race and towing the line in a top-secret mission orchestrated by master British super spy Finn McMissile and the stunning rookie field spy Holley Shiftwell. Mater's action-packed journey leads him on an explosive chase through the streets of Japan, Italy, France and England, trailed by his friends and watched by the whole world. The fast-paced fun includes a colorful new cast of cars, boats, trains and airplanes - complete with menacing villains and international racing competitors.

Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics RottenAudience Spilled
Critics
39% - Rotten
Audience
51% - Spilled

Movie Details

Production Budget:$200,000,000
Theatrical Release: June 24th, 2011 (IMAX) by Walt Disney
June 24th, 2011 (Wide) by Walt Disney
Video Release: November 1st, 2011 by Walt Disney Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: G
(Rating bulletin 2173, 5/25/2011)
Franchise: Cars
Keywords: Culture Clash, Prologue, Epilogue, Foreign Language, Environment, Corporate Malfeasance, Conspiracy Theory, Ensemble, Gratuitous Cameos, 3-D, Spoof, Secret Agent, Undercover, Mistaken Identity, Auto Racing, Family Movie, IMAX: DMR, Monte Carlo
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Disney-Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures

Awards Season: PGAs Build Consensus

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DVD Sales: Cars 2 Retakes Lead Thanks to Black Friday

Cars 2 returned to top spot on the DVD Sales Chart this week thanks in part to Black Friday sales. Over the week it sold 1.06 million units, lifting its totals to 3.86 million units / $61.14 million putting into fourth place for 2011. More...

DVD Sales: Harry Potter Stays Ahead of Duo of DVD Debuts

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Blu-ray Sales: Harry Potter Powers It's Way to the Top

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Blu-ray Sales: High Definition Reaches New Heights

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DVD Sales: Harry Potter has a Lot of Life on the Home Market

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DVD Sales: Victory Lap for Cars 2

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Blu-ray Sales: The Checkered Flag goes to Cars Too

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DVD and Blu-ray Releases for November 1st, 2011

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Cars 2 Leaves Critics in the Dust

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Cast

Dan Whitney    Mater
Owen Wilson    Lightning McQueen
Michael Caine    Finn McMissle
Emily Mortimer    Holley Shiftwell
Eddie Izzard    Miles Axlerod
John Turturro    Francesco Bernoulli
Brent Musburger    Brent Mustangburger
Joe Mantegna    Grem
Thomas Kretschmann    Professor Zundapp
Peter Jacobson    Acer
Bonnie Hunt    Sally
Darrell Waltrip    Darrell Cartrip
Franco Nero    Uncle Topolino
David Hobbs    David Hobbscap
Patrick Walker    Mel Dorado
Tony Shalhoub    Luigi
Jeff Garlin    Otis
Michel Michelis    Tomber
Jason Isaacs    Siddeley and Leland Turbo
Lloyd Sherr    Fillmore and Combat Ship
Bruce Campbell    Rod "Torque" Redline
Teresa Gallagher    Mater's Computer
Jennifer Lewis    Flo
Stanley Townsend    Victor Hugo/Vladimir Trunkov/Ivan the Tow Truck
Velibor Topic    Alexander Hugo
Sig Hansen    Crabby the Boat
Guido Quaroni    Guido
Vanessa Redgrave    The Queen and Mama Topolino
John Mainieri    J Curby Gremlin
Brad Lewis    Tubbs Pacer
Cheech Marin    Ramone
Jeff Gordon    Jeff Corvette
Lewis Hamilton    Lewis Hamilton
Paul Dooley    Sarge
Edie McClurg    Minny
Richard Kind    Van
Katherine Helmond    Lizzie
John Ratzenberger    Mack
Michael Wallis    Sheriff

Production and Technical Credits

Director    John Lasseter
Co-Director    Brad Lewis
Producer    Denise Ream
Associate Producer    Mark Nielsen
Story Creator    John Lasseter
Story Creator    Brad Lewis
Story Creator    Dan Fogelman
Screenwriter    Ben Queen
Composer    Michael Giacchino
Story Supervisor    Nathan Stanton
Editor    Stephen Schaffer
Production Designer    Harley Jessup
Production Manager    Jake Martin
Supervising Animator    Shawn Krause
Supervising Animator    Dave Mullins
Director of Photography - Lighting    Sharon Calahan
Director of Photography - Camera    Jeremy Lasky
Sets Supervisor    John Halstead
Character Supervisor    Sajan Skaria
Character Supervisor    Robert Moyer
Effects Supervisor    Gary Bruins
Character Art Director    Jay Shuster
Sets Art Director    Nat McLaughlin
Shading Art Direction    Bert Berry
Sound Designer    Tom Myers
Casting Director    Kevin Reher
Casting Director    Natalie Lyon
Music Supervisor    Tom MacDougall
Post-Production Supervisor    Paul Cichocki

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/24 1 $25,717,785   4,115 $6,250   $25,717,785 1
2011/06/25 1 $23,374,213 -9% 4,115 $5,680   $49,091,998 2
2011/06/26 1 $17,043,509 -27% 4,115 $4,142   $66,135,507 3
2011/06/27 1 $6,958,490 -59% 4,115 $1,691   $73,093,997 4
2011/06/28 1 $7,089,413 +2% 4,115 $1,723   $80,183,410 5
2011/06/29 2 $5,540,193 -22% 4,115 $1,346   $85,723,603 6
2011/06/30 2 $5,207,012 -6% 4,115 $1,265   $90,930,615 7
2011/07/01 2 $7,936,434 +52% 4,115 $1,929   $98,867,049 8
2011/07/02 2 $9,518,932 +20% 4,115 $2,313   $108,385,981 9
2011/07/03 2 $8,818,021 -7% 4,115 $2,143   $117,204,002 10
2011/07/04 2 $5,356,308 -39% 4,115 $1,302   $122,560,310 11
2011/07/05 2 $3,822,288 -29% 4,115 $929   $126,382,598 12
2011/07/06 2 $3,654,951 -4% 4,115 $888   $130,037,549 13
2011/07/07 2 $3,581,966 -2% 4,115 $870   $133,619,515 14
2011/07/08 4 $4,857,826 +36% 3,990 $1,218   $138,477,341 15
2011/07/09 4 $6,040,262 +24% 3,990 $1,514   $144,517,603 16
2011/07/10 4 $4,313,927 -29% 3,990 $1,081   $148,831,530 17
2011/07/11 4 $1,986,673 -54% 3,990 $498   $150,818,203 18
2011/07/12 4 $2,404,393 +21% 3,990 $603   $153,222,596 19
2011/07/13 4 $1,956,799 -19% 3,990 $490   $155,179,395 20
2011/07/14 4 $1,802,830 -8% 3,990 $452   $156,982,225 21
2011/07/15 6 $2,434,771 +35% 3,249 $749   $159,416,996 22
2011/07/16 5 $3,470,720 +43% 3,249 $1,068   $162,887,716 23
2011/07/17 5 $2,502,038 -28% 3,249 $770   $165,389,754 24
2011/07/18 5 $1,235,710 -51% 3,249 $380   $166,625,464 25
2011/07/19 5 $1,405,204 +14% 3,249 $433   $168,030,668 26
2011/07/20 5 $1,269,528 -10% 3,249 $391   $169,300,196 27
2011/07/21 5 $1,419,242 +12% 3,249 $437   $170,719,438 28
2011/07/22 7 $1,702,178 +20% 2,668 $638   $172,421,616 29
2011/07/23 7 $2,292,973 +35% 2,668 $859   $174,714,589 30
2011/07/24 7 $1,660,706 -28% 2,668 $622   $176,375,295 31
2011/07/25 7 $834,257 -50% 2,668 $313   $177,209,552 32
2011/07/26 7 $931,541 +12% 2,668 $349   $178,141,093 33
2011/07/27 7 $814,348 -13% 2,668 $305   $178,955,441 34
2011/07/28 7 $814,107 n/c 2,668 $305   $179,769,548 35
2011/07/29 10 $694,543 -15% 1,763 $394   $180,464,091 36
2011/07/30 10 $919,506 +32% 1,763 $522   $181,383,597 37
2011/07/31 10 $735,093 -20% 1,763 $417   $182,118,690 38
2011/08/01 10 $361,653 -51% 1,763 $205   $182,480,343 39
2011/08/02 10 $381,631 +6% 1,763 $216   $182,861,974 40
2011/08/03 10 $373,542 -2% 1,763 $212   $183,235,516 41
2011/08/04 10 $348,978 -7% 1,763 $198   $183,584,494 42
2011/08/05 - $304,737 -13% 926 $329   $183,889,231 43
2011/08/06 - $480,346 +58% 926 $519   $184,369,577 44
2011/08/07 - $437,753 -9% 926 $473   $184,807,330 45
2011/08/08 - $180,765 -59% 926 $195   $184,988,095 46
2011/08/09 - $224,278 +24% 926 $242   $185,212,373 47
2011/08/10 - $170,533 -24% 926 $184   $185,382,906 48
2011/08/11 - $153,750 -10% 926 $166   $185,536,656 49
2011/08/12 - $163,102 +6% 494 $330   $185,699,758 50
2011/08/13 - $256,848 +57% 494 $520   $185,956,606 51
2011/08/14 - $239,951 -7% 494 $486   $186,196,557 52
2011/08/15 - $116,859 -51% 494 $237   $186,313,416 53
2011/08/16 - $112,385 -4% 494 $228   $186,425,801 54
2011/08/17 - $83,802 -25% 494 $170   $186,509,603 55
2011/08/18 - $93,636 +12% 494 $190   $186,603,239 56
2011/09/02 - $238,564   2,043 $117   $187,717,470 71
2011/09/03 - $460,656 +93% 2,043 $225   $188,178,126 72
2011/09/04 - $508,191 +10% 2,043 $249   $188,686,317 73
2011/09/05 15 $570,578 +12% 2,043 $279   $189,256,895 74
2011/09/06 - $84,239 -85% 2,043 $41   $189,341,134 75
2011/09/07 - $57,823 -31% 2,043 $28   $189,398,957 76
2011/09/08 - $50,251 -13% 2,043 $25   $189,449,208 77

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2011/06/24 1 $66,135,507   4,115 $16,072   $66,135,507 3
2011/07/01 2 $26,273,387 -60% 4,115 $6,385   $117,204,002 10
2011/07/08 4 $15,212,015 -42% 3,990 $3,813   $148,831,530 17
2011/07/15 5 $8,407,529 -45% 3,249 $2,588   $165,389,754 24
2011/07/22 7 $5,655,857 -33% 2,668 $2,120   $176,375,295 31
2011/07/29 10 $2,349,142 -58% 1,763 $1,332   $182,118,690 38
2011/08/05 12 $1,222,836 -48% 926 $1,321   $184,807,330 45
2011/08/12 17 $659,901 -46% 494 $1,336   $186,196,557 52
2011/08/19 23 $348,218 -47% 297 $1,172   $186,951,457 59
2011/08/26 27 $234,298 -33% 233 $1,006   $187,360,986 66
2011/09/02 21 $1,207,411 +415% 2,043 $591   $188,686,317 73
2011/09/09 35 $181,185 -85% 353 $513   $189,630,393 80
2011/09/30 23 $382,241   255 $1,499   $190,061,329 101
2011/10/07 20 $284,613 -26% 262 $1,086   $190,462,898 108
2011/10/14 26 $212,215 -25% 265 $801   $190,785,745 115
2011/10/21 31 $144,346 -32% 193 $748   $191,003,042 122
2011/10/28 37 $89,066 -38% 143 $623   $191,130,189 129
2011/11/04 40 $87,849 -1% 121 $726   $191,244,894 136
2011/11/11 41 $66,741 -24% 101 $661   $191,334,428 143
2011/11/18 44 $35,637 -47% 86 $414   $191,382,060 150
2011/11/25 49 $28,394 -20% 63 $451   $191,434,784 157
2011/12/02 66 $7,686 -73% 40 $192   $191,446,625 164
2011/12/09 86 $2,108 -73% 15 $141   $191,450,875 171

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/6/201111,642,795 1,642,795$25,874,021$25,874,0211
11/13/20112523,340-68% 2,166,135$8,242,605$34,116,6262
11/20/20114267,755-49% 2,433,890$4,217,141$38,333,7683
11/27/201111,051,789+293% 3,485,679$16,965,357$55,299,1244
12/4/20114266,998-75% 3,752,677$5,166,411$60,465,5355
12/11/20117209,100-22% 3,961,777$4,171,545$64,637,0806
12/18/20118247,291+18% 4,209,068$5,331,594$69,968,6747
12/25/201117182,665-26% 4,391,733$2,895,240$72,863,9158
1/1/20122270,644-61% 4,462,377$948,042$73,811,9579
1/8/20122836,129-49% 4,498,506$638,038$74,449,99510
2/19/20126107,962 4,675,930$1,673,411$77,392,06316
4/8/20122733,178 4,740,300$519,567$78,478,46323

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
11/6/20111830,550 830,550$20,987,998$20,987,9981
11/13/20112124,375-85% 954,925$3,142,956$24,130,9542
11/20/2011337,767-70% 992,692$933,987$25,064,9413
11/27/20111477,113+104% 1,069,806$1,967,160$27,032,1014
12/4/2011749,930-35% 1,119,736$1,289,197$28,321,2985
12/11/2011964,321+29% 1,184,057$1,598,383$29,919,6816
12/18/20111377,235+20% 1,261,292$1,764,822$31,684,5037
12/25/20118201,843+161% 1,463,134$3,804,734$35,489,2378
1/1/20121627,985-86% 1,491,120$523,037$36,012,2749
4/8/20122016,797 1,563,448$334,606$37,555,15323

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