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'Monsters University' Beats 'World War Z' to Win Weekend Box Office

'Monsters University' Beats 'World War Z' to Win Weekend Box Office

Monsters University topped this weekend’s box office, earning $82 million in its opening weekend!

According to THR, Disney and Pixar’s long-awaited prequel – starring Billy Crystal and John Goodman – also took in an early $54.5 million, giving the film a worldwide debut of $136.5 million.

Coming in at No. 2 was Brad Pitt‘s World War Z, which earned $66 million, making it his biggest domestic opening ever.

Taking the No. 3 spot was Man of Steel, starring Henry Cavill and Amy Adams, which grossed $41.2 million in its second weekend.

Rounding out the top five were Seth Rogen‘s directorial debut This Is the End and Now You See Me, starring Jesse Eisenberg, Mark Ruffalo, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco, bringing in $13 million and $7.6 million, respectively.

Meanwhile, Fast & Furious 6 stayed strong with $4.6 million, and Emma Watson‘s The Bling Ring racked in an additional $1.8 million as it expanded to 650 theaters in its second week.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies this weekend????

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  • busted

    Wow what a sucky headline. Who was expecting WWZ to beat a kid flick like MU. Sad that this site had to go there.

    Congrats to Brad for kicking major ass and giving a FU to the haters and naysayers.

    Good job Brad and you rocked it big time.. Bravo to Marc Foster as well. EXCELLENT

  • Jo


  • Courtney

    that’s only an estimate the official numbers aren’t released until tomorrow afternoon Monday June 24th. it’s not shocking a Pixar film finished first they usually do

  • jjoy

    busted….i agree w/ you…,,,comparing a kid movie to an action/thriller movie….why not compare it to Superman with his super gelled hair….LMAO…..jj is now a businessman….mingling with the z-list…LOL….green bucks is so good ha jj—-being the lip service for zlist and huvane’s??? what’s happened to audrey….jj????

  • Dd

    Also MU opened with 400 + more theaters

  • teri

    Jared is just throwing the hens a bone :)
    Regardless of what Jared is trying to stir, Brad still came out GREAT AND SHOULD BE VERY PROUD. So many great comments are coming from around the world. Yes you are right Dd, MU did have more theaters and it’s a kids movie, even I plan to see it because the first was so good. Still Brad’s movie ROCKED.

  • CAP

    I loved World War Z and I might even catch a 2nd showing this upcoming weekend. I rarely do that with a movie.

  • believe

    No shame in losing to a Pixar movie. Will be buying that dvd when it comes out. Do plan on seeing WWZ. Am glad it did so well. Brad really worked hard to promote it and think the movie backers should be pleased. It has almost earned back it’s budget based on world wide and that is just it’s opening.

  • just me

    @teri: I agree with you on that. Brad did a great job so proud of him . He does rock!

  • Ava

    JJoy do compare it to SuperMan you dumb idiot , Super Man opened last weekend to 125 million.. WWZ opened 66 million… SuperMan has already gross in 11 days 398 million, almost 400 million worldwide in just 11 days… WWz can only dream of reaching number like that… Some people are too stupid to post, and why are people proud of a stranger they don’t even know, get a life losers.

  • jen the hag

    Ava @ 06/23/2013 at 8:53 pm

    OHH and why are you so pissed off comparing WWZ with MOS .. and you are also stupid why are you people proud (henry cavil of MOS) of a stranger you don’t even know… see IT ALSO APPLY TO YOU dumbass !!

  • nina

    You made it Brad. Thanks for your good and hard promoting work. Big up to you and WWZ! Just missing Angie.

  • Jones

    Congrats to Brad! WWZ was incredible! Will see it a few more times. The best fun I’ve had in a theater in a long, long time.

  • regel

    @jen the hag: Ava did not say he/she was proud of Henry Cavill. Ava stated TRUE facts that MOS had done way better then WWZ money wise and even reviews too. Are you really that stupid or were you born like that?
    You and your little spinsters pals are the ones saying “Brad is great, Brad rocks, Brad did so great” as if you all personally know him or something. Sure you will be invited to his future wedding, oh wait, they will most likely only invite their freinds and family. Not their lame ass middle-aged spinsters fans. No young folks even like the Pitt-Jolies . Moron, you are obessed with a total stranger who you do not know. Get a f–king life and marry a man and have kids. Grow a brain while your at it too.

  • bartek

    omg THE BLING RING is the best movie ever i watched it twice. :) i hope it come out on dvd soon :):) peace <3 b xoxoxxoxoxo