“Speed. I am speed. Float like a Cadillac; sting like a Beamer.”
Once upon a time, back in like 2005, Disney previewed a new movie with yet to be acquired Pixar for “Cars” and I distinctly remember sitting in our then smaller town movie theater and turning to Laura and saying “well that looks stupid.” and in the end, “Cars” was not a stupid movie, there were things that were stupid but not a stupid movie, and it has ended up becoming one of my children’s favorite film franchises.
However, “Cars 2” is dumb, but again my children love it, so obviously we are going to head out to the theater for “Cars 3”. But where is the focus this time? Is it going to be more with Lightning or are we going to get another movie where we focus on one of the other characters? This is obviously a silly question because the first teaser is showing off Lightning’s horrific wreck and comparing it Doc’s wreck that we hear about in the first movie.
Comparing the budget for this movie and the opening weekend, Cars 3 is the middle child, smaller budget than the second movie and the lowest opening weekend take. I think though through word of mouth through the rest of summer that it will come out ahead of “Cars 2”, but the biggest thing that will get in it’s way will be “Despicable Me 3” so we will see.
Cars (2006) – $60,119,509
Cars 2 (2011) – $66,135,507
Cars 3 (2017) – $53,688,680
Is this for you though? Is this outing in the Cars franchise for you and your family to head out to the theater with your hard earned cash to spend on tickets, pop, and popcorn? Is this the next movie for you to get lost in? That’s up to you.
Blindsided by a new generation of blazing-fast racers, the legendary Lightning McQueen is suddenly pushed out of the sport he loves. To get back in the game, he will need the help of an eager young race technician with her own plan to win, inspiration from the late Fabulous Hudson Hornet, and a few unexpected turns. Proving that #95 isn’t through yet will test the heart of a champion on Piston Cup Racing’s biggest stage! ~ IMDb