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On the Lot: Pixar attempts to shift gears




ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10:  Actor Cristela Alonzo poses at the World Premiere of Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3
ANAHEIM, CA - JUNE 10: Actor Cristela Alonzo poses at the World Premiere of Disney/Pixar’s “Cars 3" at the Anaheim Convention Center on June 10, 2017 in Anaheim, California. (Photo by Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images for Disney)
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Pixar's high-octane franchise tries to shift gears, "All Eyez on Me" surprises at the box office and the audacity of the "first R-rated studio comedy directed by a woman in nearly 20 years..."

Vanity Fair's Rebecca Keegan is our guide to this week's business of Hollywood news.

Cars 3

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LeOH9AGJQM

First up, "Cars 3." The third installment of the Disney Pixar franchise takes first place at the box office this weekend, but it didn't do as well as its Pixar counterparts.

Also, with the franchises' new character, Cruz Ramirez, voiced by Cristela Alonzo, it appears Disney is trying to appeal to girls and Latino audiences. What took the studio so long?

All Eyez on Me

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=njnwYSybwko&t=1s

The Tupac Shakur musical biopic beat analysts' expectations. The movie continues a pattern of box office analysis underestimating films that play to predominantly minority audiences.

Rough Night

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_B4Jfdp1P8

And finally, the movie that had a rough weekend. "Rough Night" is the first raunchy, R-rated studio comedy directed by a woman in nearly 20 years. Director Lucia Aniello, a veteran of the Comedy Central show "Broad City," was at the helm for this one so what went wrong?

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