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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