'Cars 2' revs up box office with $68 million opening weekend

cars2-500.jpgDisney-Pixar's "Cars 2" is clearly running on high-octane fuel. The animated 3D production -- a sequel to 2006's "Cars" -- made $68 million on its opening weekend. According to the Wrap, that's $8 million more than even the rosiest projections.

Cameron Diaz's R-rated "Bad Teacher," too earned high marks from movie-goers, grossing just over $31 million in weekend ticket sales -- also more than its expected $25 million gross.

Super-sad superhero "Green Lantern" continues to flicker out -- the big budget Ryan Reynolds vehicle brought in just $18.4 million for the weekend. And with a big July 4th weekend blockbuster -- "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" -- set to open we're just not seeing a quick turnaround for Reynolds and co.
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