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MONSTERS U HAS A MONSTER OPENING WITH $82 MILLION

June 23, 2013 by · Leave a Comment 

Disney’s Pixar studio extended its unblemished record of consecutive No. 1 openings to 14 over the weekend as its Monsters University debuted with $82 million, somewhat above the $75-80 million that analysts had predicted. But far exceeding all of the predictions was Paramount’s World War Z, which raked in a remarkable $66 million, more than $15 million above what had been expected. Last week’s No. 1 movie, Man of Steel, dropped 65 percent from its super debut to $41.2 million to bring its domestic gross to $210 million. And that’s pretty much all she wrote; the three films accounted for about 82 percent of total ticket sales.

The top ten films for the weekend, according to studio estimates compiled by Box Office Mojo: 1. Monsters University, $82 million; 2. World War Z, $66 million; 3 Man of Steel, $41.2 million; 4. This Is the End, $13 million; 5. Now You See Me, $7.8 million; Fast and Furious 6, $4.7 million; 6. The Internship, 3.4 million; 7. The Purge, $3.4 million; 8. The Purge, $3.4 million; 9. Star Trek Into Darkness, $3.4 million; 10. Iron Man 3, $2.1 million.