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

Josh Winning has worn a lot of hats over the years. Contributing Editor at Total Film, writer for SFX, and senior film writer at the Radio Times. Josh has also penned a novel about mysteries and monsters, is the co-host of a movie podcast, and has a library of pretty phenomenal stories from visiting some of the biggest TV and film sets in the world. He would also like you to know that he "lives for cat videos..." Don't we all, Josh. Don't we all.