'Monsters University' wins US box office

'Monsters University' wins US box office

Postby ntscuser » Sun Jun 23, 2013 3:27 pm

Pixar's Monsters University has stormed the US weekend box office charts.

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The animated film, featuring the voice talent of Billy Crystal, John Goodman and Helen Mirren, is a prequel to the highly popular 2001 movie about a pair of monsters who work as professional 'scarers'.

Pushing last week's number one movie Man of Steel off the top, Monsters University earned a whopping $82m in its debut weekend, the second-biggest opening of any Pixar film.

Brad Pitt's horror movie World War Z opened in second place with $66m, making it Pitt's biggest headlining movie debut.

Man of Steel falls to third place earning $41.2m, bringing its overall domestic gross to $210m.

Meanwhile, James Franco's This is the End slips from second to fourth place with $13m, while Jesse Eisenberg's Now You See Me falls two spots to number five with $7.87m.

The top ten is rounded out by The Purge, Star Trek Into Darkness and Iron Man 3.

The US weekend box office top ten in full:
1. (-) Monsters University - $82,000,000
2. (-) World War Z - $66,000,000
3. (1) Man of Steel - $41,215,000
4. (2) This is the End - $13,00,000
5. (3) Now You See Me - $7,870,000
6. (4) Fast & Furious 6 - $4,725,000
7. (6) The Internship - $3,425,000
8. (5) The Purge - $3,412,000
9. (8) Star Trek Into Darkness - $3,000,000
10. (10) Iron Man 3 - $2,175,000
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