Gal Gadot
“Cars 3” is expected to beat Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” at the box office. Pictured: Actress attends the Premiere Of Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Wonder Woman” at the Pantages Theatre on May 25, 2017. Getty Images/Frazer Harrison

The reign of Gal Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” at the box office might soon end as “Cars 3” hits the big screen this week.

“Cars 3” is expected to speed past “Wonder Woman” in the box office, Variety reported. The third franchise from Disney and Pixar is projected to earn between $55 million to $65 million. This is about the same as the first two films, which earned a total of $435 million in the United States and $1 billion globally.

“Cars 3” hits the U.S. theaters on June 16. The ensemble voice cast of the popular animated film includes Owen Wilson, Cristela Alonzo, Armie Hammer, Larry the Cable Guy, Bonnie Hunt, Nathan Fillion, Kerry Washington and Lea DeLaria.

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Based on The Rolling Stone’s review, “Cars 3” is the best entry in the franchise, adding that the “series finally delivers a movie deserving of Pixar name.” The film connects to the audience emotionally by covering one’s chasing glory days, growing old and the joy of passing the baton, which is a huge improvement compared to the first two films. “It’s actually tapping into something deeper than a corporate bottom line.”

The anticipated success of “Cars 3” would mean that Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” would have to step down in the box office after dominating it for two weeks. Warner Bros.’ hit superhero flick already earned $450 million globally. If it drops 40-45% from last weekend’s $58.5 million it will still make enough to hold the second place despite a flock of new films.

Last week, Gadot’s “Wonder Woman” beat Tom Cruise’s “The Mummy” to lead the box office for the second week. The film earned $57.2 million while the latter only made $32 million, Huffington Post reported.

“Captain Underpants: The First Epic Movie” ($12.3 million), “Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales” ($10.7 million) and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2” ($6.2 million) completed the top 5, respectively.

The success of “Wonder Woman” is noteworthy especially that the film is banned in several countries. Tunisia, Lebanon and Algeria are reportedly not showing the superhero flick due to Gadot’s Israeli heritage.

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