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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Scares Up $82 Million, Marks Pixar's Second-Highest Opening Ever

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MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Scares Up $82 Million, Marks Pixar's Second-Highest Opening EverMike, Sully, and the whole pack of Disney-Pixar's kid-friendly creatures from MONSTERS UNIVERSITY overtook the box office this weekend, managing to scare up an estimated $82 million. Brad Pitt's own monster flick WORLD WAR Z, a post-apocolalyptic/international thriller featuring swarming hordes of the undead, clawed its way to the no. 2 spot with $66 million.

MONSTERS' opening is only second to Pixar's TOY STORY 3, which opened in 2010 to $110 million. The film, directed by Dan Scanlon, features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Steve Buscemi, and proves that Mike Wazowski and James P. Sullivan may be an inseparable pair, but it wasn't always the case. From the moment the two mismatched monsters met they couldn't stand each other. Monsters University unlocks the door to how Mike and Sulley overcame their differences and became the best of friends.

WORLD WAR Z, which attracted plenty of negative press and premature heckling, overperformed, and has already become the second highest-grossing live-action zombie film, only behind ZOMBIELAND. Based on Max Brooks' best-selling novel, WORLD WAR Z revolves around United Nations employee Gerry Lane (Pitt), who traverses the world in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic that is toppling armies and governments and threatening to decimate humanity itself. Enos plays Gerry's wife Karen Lane; Kertesz is his comrade in arms, Segen.

Zack Snyder's MAN OF STEEL, which debuted to $150 million internationally last weekend, managed to bring in $41.2 million, taking the third spot, and bumping its two-week total to $210 million.

Seth Rogen's THIS IS THE END, an apoclayptic comedy with an all-star cast (who play themselves,) took fourth with an additional $13 million, boosting its total to $57.7 million.

The magician caper NOW YOU SEE ME held strong once again at the box office, taking in a smaller haul of $7.8 million. It now rests at $94.4 million.

Rentrak announced this weekend's box office estimates for this weeknd (June 21-23) - check out the top ten below!

1 Monsters University Disney $82,000,000 4,004 20,479 $82,000,000
2 World War Z Paramount $66,000,000 3,607 18,297 $66,000,000
3 Man Of Steel Warner Bros. $41,215,000 4,207 9,796 $210,005,947
4 This Is The End Sony $13,000,000 3,055 4,255 $57,791,524
5 Now You See Me Lionsgate $7,870,000 2,823 2,787 $94,450,976
6 Fast & Furious 6 Universal $4,725,235 2,417 1,955 $228,412,705
7 Internship, The 20th Century Fox $3,425,000 1,916 1,787 $38,364,505
8 Purge, The Universal $3,411,550 2,201 1,550 $59,427,995
9 Star Trek Into Darkness Paramount $3,000,000 1,565 1,916 $216,610,916
10 Iron Man 3 Disney $2,175,000 924 2,353 $403,120,000


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