cars2boxoffice Cars 2 Races Into First PlaceThe ComingSoon.net Box Office Report has been updated with studio estimates for the weekend. Click here for the full box office estimates of the top 12 films and then check back on Monday for the final figures based on actual box office.

Despite receiving the worst reviews for a Pixar movie yet, Cars 2 earned an estimated $ 68 million in first place domestically at the weekend box office. The sequel opened in 4,115 theaters and averaged $ 16,525 per location. The original Cars debuted to $ 60.1 million in 2006. Internationally, Cars 2 collected $ 42.9 million in 18 markets to have a worldwide total of $ 110.9 million so far.

Columbia Pictures’ Bad Teacher, starring Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, opened in second place with a strong $ 31 million in 3,049 North American theaters, averaging $ 10,167 per site. The R-rated comedy also made $ 12.9 million overseas in 10 countries.

Last week’s champ, Warner Bros.’ Green Lantern suffered a 65.5% drop in ticket sales and was bumped to third with $ 18.4 million. The comic book adaptation, budgeted at $ 200 million and starring Ryan Reynolds, has earned $ 89.3 million after two weeks.

Paramount Pictures’ Super 8 added $ 12.1 million its third weekend in fourth place to push its total to $ 95.2 million domestically. The J.J. Abrams film cost about $ 50 million to make.

Mr. Popper’s Penguins rounded out the top five with $ 10.3 million. The Jim Carrey family comedy, released by Fox, has earned $ 39.4 million and was budgeted at $ 55 million.

Fox’s X-Men: First Class took sixth with $ 6.6 million and has earned $ 132.8 million domestically after four weeks. The comic book adaptation cost $ 160 million to produce.

In seventh place, The Hangover Part II added $ 5.9 million for a total of $ 243.9 million after five weeks, while Bridesmaids received another $ 5.4 million to take its seven-week total to $ 147 million. In the ninth spot, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides brought in $ 4.7 million and has earned $ 229.1 million after six weeks.

Woody Allen’s Midnight in Paris was in tenth place with $ 4.5 million from 951 theaters. The romantic comedy is up to $ 28.6 million after six weeks in theaters.

Click here for the full box office results of the top 12 films.

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