Wed Jul 17, 2013 12:42 pm
Monsters University has topped the UK box office on its first weekend on release.
The Pixar prequel earned £3.4 million to hold off competition from last week's number one Despicable Me 2 and secure the chart top spot.
Pacific Rim, the monsters vs robots blockbuster directed by Guillermo del Toro, matched its US box office placing by charting at number three with £2.19 million from its 494 locations.
Both Now You See Me and The Internship experienced sharp ticket sales drop-offs of more than 60% to complete the top five.
Elsewhere Bollywood picture Bhaag Milkha Bhaag is the only other new release to make the top ten, landing at number nine with £89,348.
The UK box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Monsters University - £3,463,917
2. (1) Despicable Me 2 - £2,225,543
3. (-) Pacific Rim - £2,193,500
4. (2) Now You See Me - £1,142,376
5. (3) The Internship - £397,660
6. (4) World War Z - £382,975
7. (5) Man of Steel - £278,607
8. (6) This Is The End - £181,367
9. (-) Bhaag Milkha Bhaag - £89,348
10. (7) The Bling Ring - £76,540