‘Monsters University’ excels at the North American box office

1. Monsters University (Buena Vista/Pixar) WDSMPI $82m (NE)
2. World War Z (Paramount) PPI $66m (NE)
3. Man of Steel (Warner Bros) WBPI $41.2m ($210m) (1)
4. This is the End (Sony) SPRI $13m ($57.8m) (2)
5. Now You See Me (Lionsgate-Summit) Lionsgate Int’l $7.9m ($94.5m) (3)


Pixar boasted its 14th consecutive No. 1 opening weekend at the North American box office after ‘Monsters University’ grossed an outstanding $82m.  The ‘Monsters Inc’ sequel, with Billy Crystal and John Goodman returning to voice Mike and Sullivan, claimed the studio’s second most successful domestic weekend opening of all time behind ‘Toy Story 3′.


An even bigger story emerged with the remarkable recovery of ‘World War Z’, after its well reported history of budget overruns and production disasters.  Marc Forster’s  Zombie pandemic thriller, starring Brad Pitt, earned $66m in second place, being $16m higher than market forecasts and $30m more than seemed likely before Paramount gave it a massive marking boost before the release.


‘Man of Steel’ fell 65% from last weekend’s high starting point after grossing $41.2m in third position.  The Superman adventure, which was active in a market-high 4,207 theatres, has increased its domestic running total to $210m.


Seth Rogen’s ‘This is the End’ had a strong hold during its second weekend, returning $13m to take the No. 4 spot.  The apocalyptic comedy’s domestic tally now stands at an impressive $94.5m.


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June 23rd, 2013 - admin

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