Box Office: Monsters & Zombies Defeat Superman

Two new movies opened over the weekend and they easily claimed the top spots on the list. Monsters University took the #1 position with an estimated  $82 million in ticket sales. For everyone keeping track, that’s Pixar’s 14th number one opening in a row.  Monsters U also has the distinction of being Pixar’s second-highest opening ever behind Toy Story 3 ($110.3 million).

World War Z surprised everyone with its $66 million debut. The zombie-flick starring Brad Pitt, is now Pitt’s highest opening ever and the second-highest second place debut ever. The Day After Tomorrow ($68.7 million) is first.

Man Of Steel took a big hit and saw a nearly 65% drop in ticket sales from it’s debut the weekend before. The Franco brothers rounded out the Top 5 with James Franco’s This Is The End in 4th place and Dave Franco’s Now You See Me coming in 5th.

Here is The Top 10 for the weekend of June 21 – 23, 2013:

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

New Movies in bold.

Figures from Box Office Mojo

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