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Cars 3 (2017)

Cars 3
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $105,805,379Details
International Box Office $41,388,336Details
Worldwide Box Office $147,193,715
Further financial details...

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  7. Cast & Crew
  8. Trailer

Synopsis

Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician, Cruz Ramirez, with her own plan to win, plus inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage!

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: June 16th, 2017 (Wide) by Walt Disney
International Releases: June 16th, 2017 (Wide) (Bulgaria)
June 16th, 2017 (Wide) (Colombia)
June 16th, 2017 (Wide), released as Auta 3 (Czech Republic)
June 16th, 2017 (Wide) (India)
June 16th, 2017 (Wide) (Mexico)
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MPAA Rating: G
Running Time: 109 minutes
Franchise: Cars
Comparisons: vs. Cars 2
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Keywords: Non-Chronological, Gratuitous Cameos, Auto Racing, Car Accident, Retirement, Professional Rivalry, Woman in a Male Dominated Profession, Comeback, Animated Inanimate Objects, Posthumous Release, Delayed Sequel
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Adventure
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Disney-Pixar, Walt Disney Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Fastest to $100m 200 $101,691,169 Jun 26, 2017 11
Biggest Domestic June Weekend 33 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Top Digital Animation Weekend Domestic 36 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Top G Weekend Domestic 10 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Top Kids Fiction Weekend Domestic 36 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Top Original Screenplay Weekend Domestic 55 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Top Walt Disney Weekend Domestic 59 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Fastest to $50m 177 $53,688,680 Jun 16, 2017 3
Widest Opening Weekend 22 4,256 Jun 16, 2017 3
Top G Day Domestic 22 $19,595,034 Jun 16, 2017 1
Top Kids Fiction Day Domestic 99 $19,595,034 Jun 16, 2017 1
Biggest Domestic June Day 88 $19,595,034 Jun 16, 2017 1

Cast

   Lightning McQueen
   Cruz Ramirez
   Jackson Storm
Larry the Cable Guy    Mater
Bonnie Hunt    Sally Carrera
Cheech Marin    Ramone
Michael Wallis    Sheriff
Paul Dooley    Sarge
Chris Cooper    Smokey
Nathan Fillion    Sterling
Ray Magliozzi    Dusty
Tony Shalhoub    Luigi
Lea DeLaria    Miss Fritter
Kerry Washington    Natalie Certain
Bob Costas    Bob Cutlass
Margo Martindale    Louise “Barnstormer” Nash
Darrell Waltrip    Darrell Cartrip
Isiah Whitlock, Jr    River Scott
Bob Peterson    Chick Hicks
Guido Quaroni    Guido
Tom Magiozzi    Rusty
John Ratzenberger    Mack
Kyle Petty    Cal Weathers
Lewis Hamilton    Hamilton
Lloyd Sherr    Fillmore
Junior Johnson    Junior “Midnight” Moon
Ray Evernham    Ray Reverham
Paul Newman    Doc Hudson
Humpy Wheeler    Tex Dinoco
Katherine Helmond    Lizzie
Jenifer Lewis    Flo
Shannon Spake    Shannon Spokes
Madeleine McGraw    Maddy McGear
Mike Joy    Mike Joyride
Jeff Gordon    Jeff Gorvette
Daniel Suarez    Danny Swervez
Ryan Blaney    Ryan “Inside” Laney
Darrell Wallace Jr.    Bubba Wheelhouse
Chase Elliot    Chase Racelott
Richard Petty    Strip “The King” Weathers
Andra Day    Sweet Tea

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Kiel Murray
Screenwriter    Bob Peterson
Screenwriter    Mike Rich
Story by    Brian Fee
Story by    Ben Queen
Story by    Eyal Podell
Story by    Jonathan E. Stewart
Producer    Kevin Reher
Executive Producer    John Lasseter
Production Designer    William Cone
Production Designer    Jay Shuster
Editor    Jason Hudak
Original Score Composed and Conducted by    Randy Newman
Director of Photography-Camera    Jeremy Lasky
Director of Photography-Lighting    Kim White
Co-Producer    Andrea Warren
Story Supervisor    Scott Morse
Supervising Technical Director    Michael Fong
Production Manager    Pamela Darrow
Supervising Animator    Bobby Podesta
Sets Art Director    Noah Klocek
Shading Art Direction    Laura Phillips
Character Supervisor    Michael Comet
Character Supervisor    Junyi Ling
Sets Supervisor    Jun Han Cho
Effects Supervisor    Jon Reisch
Technical Supervisor    Edwin Wooyoung Chang
Sound Designer    Tom Myers
Casting Director    Kevin Reher
Casting Director    Natalie Lyon
Post-Production Supervisor    Jessie Thiele Schroeder
Post-Production Supervisor    Dana Murray
Story Artist    John Hoffman
Story Artist    Christian Roman
Story Artist    Kevin O'Brien
Story Artist    Michael Yates
Story Artist    Louise Smythe
Story Artist    Brian Kalin O’Connell
Story Artist    Xavier Riffault
Story Artist    Bill Presing
Story Artist    Tony Rosenast
Story Artist    Rejean Bourdages
Story Artist    Jean-Philippe Vine
Story Artist    Louis Gonzales
Story Artist    Michael Daley
Story Artist    Sam Hood
Story Artist    J. Garett Sheldrew
Script Supervisor    Jessica Heidt
Additional Editor    Nicholas C. Smith
Additional Editor    Torbin Xan Bullock
First Assistant Editor    Amera Rizk
Supervising Sound Editor    Tom Myers
Supervising Sound Editor    Brian Chumney
Re-recording Mixer    Michael Semanick
Re-recording Mixer    Nathan Nance
Re-recording Mixer    Tom Myers
Sound Effects Editor    E.J. Holowicki
Sound Effects Editor    Benjamin A. Burtt
Dialogue/ADR Editor    Michael Silvers
Executive Music Producer    Tom MacDougall
Music Editor    Joe E. Rand
Score Recordist    David Boucher
Score Mixer    David Boucher

Weekend Wrap-up: Knight is First for the Weekend, Last for the Franchise with $44.68 million

June 27th, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight had the weekend to itself, but it couldn’t take advantage earning $44.68 million / $68.48 million over the full five days. It earned less over five days than last year’s winner, Finding Dory, earned over three days. Wonder Woman remained in second place becoming just the third film released in 2017 to hit $300 million, but there was not much else to celebrate at the box office. This explains why the overall box office fell 27% from last weekend down to $139 million. More importantly, this is 26% lower than the same weekend last year. 2017 is still ahead of 2016, but its lead was cut in half to just 1.3% or $70 million. This is a little distressing. More...

Friday Estimates: Dawn of a New Day for Last Knight

June 24th, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight suffered a 48% plummet on Thursday to earn just $8.14 million; however, it bounced back on Friday with $13.69 million. If we again compare this to Dark of the Moon, which is the last film in the franchise to open on a Wednesday, we get mixed messages. The Last Knight fell faster on Thursday (48% to 43%) but bounced back more on Friday (68% to 53%). If we assume The Last Knight will continue to outperform Dark of the Moon over the rest of the weekend, then it will earn about $42 million over the three-day weekend and $66 million over five. This is the worst opening in the franchise by a wide margin, but there is good news for Paramount, as the film earned $41.46 million during its first day in China, and $47.55 million if you include previews. The international numbers will save this film and justify more sequels. More...

Weekend Predictions: Last Knight Opened Last Night with $15.65 million

June 22nd, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight got off to a weak start on Wednesday earning only $15.65 million. That’s not a great start. Fortunately, Cars 3 and Wonder Woman should have strong holds this weekend and that will help the overall box office numbers. They probably won’t help enough to top this weekend last year in the year-over-year comparison, but it should be close. More...

International Box Office: The Mummy Tumbles, Still Tops Chart with $53.0 million

June 22nd, 2017

The Mummy

The Mummy remained on top of the international box office chart, but it fell more than 60% to $53.0 million in 68 markets for totals of $239.1 million internationally and $296.2 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in France, but with just $3.0 million on 615 screens. Its biggest market overall was China, where it was down 77% to $11.63 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $81.62 million. Its best market is arguably South Korea, where it added $3.73 million on 933 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $23.64 million. The only major market left for the film is Japan, where it opens at the end of the month. It is on pace for about $400 million worldwide, which is not enough to pay for its $195 million production budget. Even if it is a bigger than expected hit on the home market, it will have trouble covering its combined production and advertising budget, which is at least $300 million. More...

Contest: Vroom Vroom: Winning Announcement

June 22nd, 2017

Cars 3

The winners of our Vroom Vroom contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Cars 3’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Audiences Take a $22,310 Journey with Hare Krishna

June 21st, 2017

The Journey

Hare Krishna! The Mantra, The Movement and the Swami Who Started it All earned first place on the theater chart with $22,310 in one theater. The Journey debuted in second place with an average of $16,448 in two theaters. Up next were a trio of wide releases, including the overall number one film, Cars 3, with an average of $12,615. All Eyes on Me opened with an average of $10,698. The only holdover in the $10,000 club was Wonder Woman, which spent its third week in the $10,000 club with an average of $10,271. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Cars 3 Crosses the Finish Line with $53.69 million

June 20th, 2017

Cars 3

As expected, Cars 3 earned first place over the weekend, but it did so with just $53.69 million, which is lower than anticipated. On the other hand, Wonder Woman remains one of the most impressive wide releases of 2017 when it comes to legs. Even if it didn’t earn another dollar, it would still have above average legs. All Eyez on Me went off to a fast start, but has a troubling internal multiplier, which doesn’t bode well for its future. Overall, the box office rose 31% from last weekend to $189 million. Unfortunately, it fell 19% from the same weekend last year and that’s more important. Fortunately, 2017 still has a sizable lead over 2016 at $5.16 billion to $5.00 billion. More...

Weekend Estimates: Cars 3 Has Fast Opening Lap

June 17th, 2017

Cars 3

As anticipated, Cars 3 is cruising to the top of the box office chart this weekend, with Disney predicting a weekend of $53.547 million, as of Sunday morning. While that’s a very respectable figure in anyone’s book (and continues Disney’s domination at the box office this year), it’s down markedly from Cars 2’s $66.1 million opening weekend in 2011, and points towards a final domestic box office around $150 million. If that proves to be the case, it’ll be the second-worst performer ever for Pixar, beating only The Good Dinosaur. Talk of a decline at Pixar is over-blown, in my opinion, but this is still a so-so result by their high standards. More...

Friday Estimates: Cars Doesn’t Burn up the Track, Still Wins Friday with $19.5 million

June 17th, 2017

Cars 3

As expected, Cars 3 earned first place on Friday, but it was a little more subdued than expected, with just $19.5 million for the day. This is a higher opening day than The Lego Batman Movie managed, but family films have a much higher internal multiplier outside of summer, because kids won’t be able to see the movie during matinees on the Friday. If it has the same internal multiplier as Finding Dory had, it would open with $48 million. While Cars 3’s reviews are not as good, it earned an A from CinemaScore, the same as Dory did. Furthermore, Cars 3 is being seen much more by kids than Dory was, as that film had a larger share of adult animation fans, so this should also help its legs. It won’t match our prediction of $58 million, but $51 million is still a great result. More...

Thursday Night Previews: The Eyez Have it earning $3.1 million

June 16th, 2017

All Eyez on Me

All Eyez on Me surprised analysts earning $3.1 million during its previews last night. This is better than The Mummy’s $2.66 million earned last weekend, while its reviews are also marginally better. Granted, its Tomatometer score is just 27% positive, so that could kill the film’s legs by Saturday, but this is still a very positive start and the movie will almost assuredly top our prediction of just under $20 million. More...

Weekend Predictions: Will Cars Take the Checkered Flag?

June 15th, 2017

Cars 3

It’s a busy week with four truly wide releases, led by Cars 3. The latest film from Pixar is widely expected to earn first place at the box office, but it is part of the only Pixar franchise that isn’t a critical darling. Rough Night is playing in 3,000 theaters, but its early reviews are mixed and that's not going to help its box office numbers. All Eyez on Me is playing in 2,450 theaters, but its early reviews are even worse. Meanwhile, 47 Meters Down’s early reviews were 78% positive, but that has since changed for the worse. This weekend last year, there were two wide releases, Finding Dory and Central Intelligence, which earned a combined $170 million. There’s no way the four new releases coming out this week will match that. Even another strong hold by Wonder Woman won’t make a difference in the year-over-year competition and 2017 is going to lose. More...

Contest: Wrap It Up: Winning Announcement

June 14th, 2017

The Mummy

The winners of our Wrap It Up contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for The Mummy’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Vroom Vroom

June 9th, 2017

Cars 3

There could be as many as four wide releases coming out next week, but there are only two that will likely make an impact at the box office. Rough Night should do well in the counter-programming role and might even be a surprise $100 million hit, if everything goes well. However, there’s almost no chance it will top Cars 3 at the box office. Since Cars 3 is widely expected to dominated during its opening weekend, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening weekend box office number for Cars 3.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

Cars 3 Trailer

May 1st, 2017

Animated adventure starring Owen Wilson opens June 16 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/16 1 $53,688,680   4,256 $12,615   $53,688,680 3
2017/06/23 3 $24,074,497 -55% 4,256 $5,657   $98,782,390 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/16 1 $19,595,034   4,256 $4,604   $19,595,034 1
2017/06/17 1 $18,449,946 -6% 4,256 $4,335   $38,044,980 2
2017/06/18 1 $15,643,700 -15% 4,256 $3,676   $53,688,680 3
2017/06/19 1 $5,481,494 -65% 4,256 $1,288   $59,170,174 4
2017/06/20 1 $6,767,823 +23% 4,256 $1,590   $65,937,997 5
2017/06/21 2 $4,339,154 -36% 4,256 $1,020   $70,277,151 6
2017/06/22 2 $4,430,742 +2% 4,256 $1,041   $74,707,893 7
2017/06/23 2 $7,716,359 +74% 4,256 $1,813   $82,424,252 8
2017/06/24 3 $9,526,943 +23% 4,256 $2,238   $91,951,195 9
2017/06/25 3 $6,831,195 -28% 4,256 $1,605   $98,782,390 10
2017/06/26 3 $2,908,779 -57% 4,256 $683   $101,691,169 11
2017/06/27 2 $4,114,210 +41% 4,256 $967   $105,805,379 12

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/06/16 1 $74,707,893   4,256 $17,554   $74,707,893 7

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 6/23/2017 $1,668,109 410 410 410 $2,013,632 6/26/2017
Bulgaria 6/16/2017 $125,506 0 0 0 $125,506 6/26/2017
Colombia 6/16/2017 $1,000,000 0 0 0 $2,300,000 6/26/2017
Czech Republic 6/16/2017 $383,713 150 150 150 $383,713 6/21/2017
India 6/16/2017 $900,000 0 0 0 $900,000 6/26/2017
Mexico 6/16/2017 $5,769,134 0 0 0 $11,900,000 6/26/2017
New Zealand 6/16/2017 $143,585 73 80 153 $441,244 6/26/2017
Panama 6/16/2017 $1,300,000 0 0 0 $2,400,000 6/26/2017
Poland 6/16/2017 $1,600,000 0 0 0 $2,300,000 6/26/2017
Russia (CIS) 6/16/2017 $5,061,489 1383 1383 2766 $8,812,516 6/28/2017
Slovakia 6/16/2017 $215,093 73 73 73 $215,093 6/26/2017
Turkey 6/16/2017 $799,167 341 352 693 $1,427,649 6/28/2017
 
Rest of World $8,168,983
 
International Total$41,388,336 6/28/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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