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"Monsters U" Scares Away Competition And Keeps No. 1 Spot

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07/02/2013 1:53 am

Nicole MacDowell

Staff Writer

Pixar’s animated prequel to Monsters Inc. is doing remarkably well in box offices, holding on to the number 1 spot or the second weekend in a row. Monsters University barely topped Sandra Bullock’s new film, The Heatand also Channing Tatum’s White House Down.

The film, which details the college life of Mike and Sully before they work at Monsters Inc., just passed the $300 million in worldwide revenue after its second weekend in theatres. When it opened last weekend, the film pulled in $82 million dollars in domestic revenue and $54 million internationally, claiming the top spot from Man of Steel.

The Heat, the female buddy-cop comedy, holds the number two spot with its opening weekend bringing in $40 million dollars. On a movie with a $43 million dollar production budget, this shows that the movie will pay for itself.

World War Zwhich was expected to be a flop in theatres, holds on to the number three spot, despite all the low expectations. Maybe there is something to be had in apocalyptic horror films…at the least the ones with Brad Pitt starring.

In the number four spot is White House Down which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx. The movie opened this weekend and only brought in $25.7 million dollars. In Hollywood, that’s not much. Even the perfection that is Channing Tatum couldn’t save the White House from going down at the box office.

The Superman remake, Man of Steel sits comfortably at number five. Its total sales for the third weekend in theatres coming in at $20.8 million domestically. After three weeks, Man of Steel has grossed $520 million worldwide.

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