‘Monsters U.’ Scares Up Terrific Business at No. 1

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Mike and Sulley and the rest of the gang of collegiate scarers of Disney/Pixar’s Monsters University managed to scare up lots of tickets sales at the box office this past weekend. Pixar’s 14th features brought in $82 million in U.S. theaters and $136.5 million worldwide. Directed by Dan Scanlon, the movie is the No. 2 Pixar opening of all time, right behind Toy Story 3, which brought in $110 million in 2010.

Arriving at No. 2 for the weekend was Brad Pitt’s well-reviewed zombie pic World War Z, from Paramount, which opened to $66 million. According to box office watchers, this was the best opening of an original live-action movie since Avatar and Pitt’s largest U.S. opener. WWZ also made $45.8 million in 25 other markets, making its global take a nifty $111.8 million.

It’s been a good couple of weeks at the box office in the U.S. since the weekend revenue was an estimated $236 million, notable as it’s the second best of the year after Memorial weekend and among the top 10 weekends of all time.

Here is the complete box office Top 10 List:

1. Monsters University, Weekend $81.1 million (worldwide $126.5 million)

2. World War Z , Weekend $66.0 million

3. Man Of Steel, Weekend $41.0 million, Cume $209.8 million

4. This Is The End, Weekend $12.6 million, Cume $57.4 million

5. Now You See Me, Weekend $8.1 million, Cume $94.7 million

6. Fast & Furious 6, Weekend $4.8 million, Cume $228.6 million

7. The Purge, Weekend $3.3 million, Cume $59.4 million

8. The Internship, Weekend $3.3 million, Cume $38.3 million

9. Star Trek Into Darkness, Weekend $3 millon, Cume $216.7 million

10. Iron Man 3, Weekend $2.1 million, Cume $403.1 million

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  • Kansas

    High honors for the greatest computer animation studio in the world! Hope this latest success keeps on going! Boo to you, Brenda Chapman; leaving back for DreamWorks Animation like that on Pixar (not to mention you are going to see Turbo with Jeffery Katzenberg instead of Monsters University with your former company and John Lasseter!)