I swear this is the year of the movie sequels/franchises. There seem to be several in theaters at any given time and they all seem to do so well. This weekend was no exception, the animated feature Cars 2 taking the top spot in its opening weekend. The film brought in $68 million, which was over double of what the second place movie brought in. The funny thing is that Cars 2 received the worst reviews of any Pixar film to date, yet it certainly still revved its engine at the box office this weekend.

In second place was the highly anticipated Bad Teacher film, starring Cameron Diaz, her ex Justin Timberlake, and many other familiar funny peeps. The film brought in $31 million, with 63% of the audience being female, and 57% of them were over 25. I have yet to see it, but definitely want to. That said, it’s not even close to being in the same league as Bridesmaids – one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen in my life.

There are four other sequels or franchise films that remained in the top 10 this weekend. Find out what they were and how they did below.

Fri, Jun. 24 – Sun, Jun. 26

  • 1. Cars 2: $68,000,000 (opening)
  • 2. Bad Teacher: $31,000,000 (opening)
  • 3. Green Lantern: $18,350,000 ($89,311,421 total)
  • 4. Super 8: $12,100,000 ($95,186,232 total)
  • 5: Mr. Popper’s Penguins: $10,300,000 ($39,447,679 total)
  • 6. X-Men: First Class: $6,600,000 ($132,814,928 total)
  • 7. The Hangover Part II: $5,865,000 ($243,942,681 total)
  • 8. Bridesmaids: $5,372,000 ($146,659,025 total)
  • 9. Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides: $4,702,000 ($229,060,301 total)
  • 10. Kung Fu Panda 2: $4,150,000 ($153,042,497 total)

Did any of YOU see Cars 2 or Bad Teacher this weekend?