Monday, June 19, 2006
As gas prices and concerns about them continued to rise, the Disney/Pixar movie Cars generated the most box office sales for two consecutive weekends after its nation-wide release June 9, 2006. But its second weekend percentage drop was one of the highest in Pixar history. Compared to its debut, Cars grossed $31.2 million from 3,988 theaters a loss of 48%. One reason could be that, as critics pointed out, the story runs out of gas. Still, moviegoers drove to theaters to experience the movies escapist fantasy of affordable gas.