Cars 2 speeds all the way to box office victory

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Pixar’s hot-wheeled sequel Cars 2 revved to the top of the US box office this weekend, grossing an impressive $68m.

In a bit of a blow to Pixar's stellar run, the follow-up to the studio’s 2006 vehicle only managed to bag fair to middling reviews, even though it beat the first Car s' debut of $60m.

However, the sequel was still streets ahead of the nearest competition, with Cameron Diaz’s Bad Teacher (a fitting title given the critical reactions it has had) landing in second place with $31m.

Despite also failing to charm the critics, Green Lantern continued to attract audiences in third ($18.3m), while Super 8 dropped to fourth with $12.1m.

Here’s how the rest of the line-up looked…

1     Cars 2      $68,000,000     $68m
2     Bad Teacher     $31,000,000     $31m
3     Green Lantern     $18,350,000     $89.3m
4     Super 8     $12,100,000     $95.1m
5     Mr. Popper’s Penguins     $10,300,000     $39.4m
6     X-Men: First Class     $6,600,000     $132.8m
7     The Hangover Part II      $5,865,000     $232.9m
8     Bridesmaids     $5,372,000     $146.6m
9     Pirates of the Caribbean 4     $4,700,000     $229m
10     Midnight in Paris      $4,480,000     $28.5m


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