Route 66 News

“Cars” passes $400 million mark

The Disney-Pixar film “Cars,” part of which takes place on old Route 66, has passed the $400 million mark for total box-office receipts, reports Box Office Mojo.

“Cars” has grossed $240 million domestically, which is No. 2 for all of the year 2006, and at least $160 million internationally. I say “at least” because there are several countries that haven’t even reported their grosses yet.

At this point, “Cars” probably will end up with total reported grosses of around $450 million to $500 million.