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'Monsters University' Knocks Down 'World War Z' at Box Office

June 24, 2013 (1:44 am) GMT
Strong results from Pixar's animation and Brad Pitt's zombie pic force last week's champion 'Man of Steel' to be at No. 3 in its second week.

As predicted by most movie forecasters, "" wins box-office battle against "". The animated feature about the college life of Mike Wazowski and Suley Sullivan takes in an easy $82.4 million in its first run. 's zombie movie follows right behind it with $66.4 million.

Such great start of "Monsters University" marks Pixar's second-highest opening ever behind 2010's "" ($110 million) and the fifth biggest June debut of all time. "So much of this business is predicated on momentum," says Disney distribution topper Dave Hollis as quoted by Variety. "Summer is here, and man is it good to see big 'ole weekends like this."

Paramount's "World War Z", which sees Pitt playing a United Nation employee in a race against time to stop the Zombie pandemic, debuts to a strong result which leaves Warner Bros' "" no choice but to be in the third position. The Superman movie loses its throne in the second week after only managing to earn another $41.3 million for the studio.

Last week's runner-up "" falls to No. 4 with $13.3 million. Lionsgate's "" rounds up the top five, trailing behind the comedy with $7.9 million.

Top Ten Movies at Box Office for June 21 - 23:

  1. "" - $82.4 million
  2. "" - $66.4 million
  3. "" - $41.3 million
  4. "" - $13.3 million
  5. "" - $7.9 million
  6. "" - $4.9 million
  7. "" - $3.6 million
  8. "" - $3.4 million
  9. "" - $3.2 million
  10. "" - $2.2 million


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