‘All Eyez On Me’ Rakes in $31Million Opening Weekend

It’s a no brainer that Disney/Pixar’s Cars 3 is leading at the box office, but the more interesting tale this weekend is the counter-programming, specifically Lionsgate Code Black/Morgan Creek’s Tupac Shakur biopic All Eyez on Me which has willed itself to existence on the big screen after six years and four director attachments to finally open on the late rapper’s 46th birthday, taking a third place of $31.2M.

 All Eyez on Me is also benefiting from its play in 200 premium large format theaters, which is included in its overall 2,471 theater count.

It doesn’t look like All Eyez On Me will defeat Warner Bros./DC’s Wonder Woman for second place, now estimated at an eye-popping $40M, a 32% dip. Nonetheless, All Eyez on Me‘s bigger story is how it’s blowing its $15M-$22M projections away.

 By the way, in regards to Wonder Woman, that’s the second best third weekend haul ever for a Warner Bros. movie after The Dark Knight ($42.6M). By the end of tomorrow, Wonder Woman with an estimated $273.8M will be pacing 4% ahead of Suicide Squad which ended its domestic run at $325M.
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