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Cars 2 – Trailer

Cars 2 is a 2011 American computer-animated action film produced by Pixar, and it is the sequel to the 2006 film, Cars. In the film, race car Lightning McQueen (voiced by Owen Wilson) and tow truck Mater (voiced by Larry the Cable Guy) head to Japan and Europe to compete in the World Grand Prix, but Mater becomes sidetracked with international espionage.The film is directed by John Lasseter, co-directed by Brad Lewis, written by Ben Queen, and produced by Denise Ream. Cars 2 is also the first film John Lasseter has directed since the original Cars in 2006.

The film was distributed by Walt Disney Pictures and was released in the United States on June 24, 2011. The film was presented in Disney Digital 3D and IMAX 3D, as well as traditional two-dimensional and IMAX formats. The film was first announced in 2008, alongside Up, Newt, and Brave (previously known as The Bear and the Bow), and it is the 12th animated film from the studio.The film opened to mixed/average reviews from critics, and is Pixar’s worst reviewed feature film to date.It is also the studio’s lowest-grossing film in North America since A Bug’s Life.Despite this, it continued the studio’s streak of box office success, ranking #1 on its opening weekend in the U.S. and and Canada with $66,135,507.

Box office

Cars 2 has earned an estimated $186,945,000 in the USA and Canada, and $314,400,000 in other territories, as of August 21, 2011, for a worldwide total of $501,345,000.Worldwide on its opening weekend it grossed $109.0 million, marking the largest opening weekend for a 2011 animated title.
verseas, it grossed $42.9 million during its first weekend, finishing at #1. It performed especially well in Russia where it grossed $9,424,378, marking the best opening weekend for a Disney or Pixar animated feature (surpassing Tangled’s $8.9 million and WALL-E’s $5.2 million respectively) and the sixth highest-grossing opening weekend for an animated feature. In Mexico, it made $8,242,857 during its first weekend, marking the fifth largest opening for an animated film and the second-largest for Pixar, trailing only Toy Story 3 ($15.1 million). In Brazil, it earned $5,187,143 on its opening weekend ($7,083,757 with perviews),marking the highest-grossing opening for Pixar and for a Disney animated film. It also premeiered at No.1 with $5,159,522 in Australia, where it debuted simultaneously with Kung Fu Panda 2 and out-grossed it. In New Zealand, it had a Pixar-high of $752,072, which stands as the fourth-largest opening for an animated film. In Ukraine, it earned $931,201 on its opening weekend, marking the largest opening for a Pixar feature, the fifth largest for a Disney film and the fifth largest for an animated film.In Argentina, it debuted at $2,637,484 ($3,094,545 with previews), marking the largest opening weekend for a Pixar film and the second largest among all animated films, behind Shrek Forever After’s $2,866,854 opening.In Portugal and Angola, it debuted with $1,071,952, marking the largest opening weekend for a 2011 animated feature.In South Africa, it earned $1,006,748 on its opening weekend, marking the largest opening for a 2011 animated feature. In Sweden, it scored the largest 3-day opening weekend for an animated film ($2,006,735), surpassing the previous record of Tangled ($1,828,543).In Finland, it scored the second-largest 3-day opening weekend for an animated title ($966,081) behind The Simpsons Movie ($1,023,251).


Cars 2 will be released on DVD and Blu-ray on November 1, 2011. It will include the short film Hawaiian Vacation and a brand new short film Air Mater.


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