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Monsters edge out zombies at box office

Written by Barbara Vancheri on .

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Monsters trumped zombies at the box office, and Mike and Sulley gave Pixar its second biggest opening ever, behind “Toy Story 3.” 
 
Hollywood.com reports that “Monsters University” grossed an estimated $82 million this weekend while “World War Z” starring Brad Pitt (photo below) picked up $66 million. 
 
“Man of Steel” continues to fly high, adding another $41,215,000 to its running total, roughly $210,006,000 in North America. 
 
Here are the early box office estimates: 
 
1. “Monsters University” — $82,000,000.
2. “World War Z” — $66,000,000.
3. “Man of Steel” — $41,215,000, for $210,006,000 to date. 
4. “This Is the End” — $13,000,000, for $57,792,000 since opening. 
5. “Now You See Me” — $7,870,000, bringing its figure since release to $94,450,976. 
6. “Fast & Furious 6” — $4,725,000, for $228,413,000 to date. 
7. “The Internship” — $3,425,000, for $38,364,505. 
8. “The Purge” — $3,412,000, or $59,428,000 since arrival. 
9. “Star Trek Into Darkness” — $3,000,000, nudging its total to $216,611,000. 
10. “Iron Man 3” — $2,175,000, for $403,120,000. 
 
As always, final numbers will be released on Monday. 
 
Paul Dergarabedian of hollywood.com reports that “Monsters University” gives Pixar a perfect record, 14 of 14 features opening at No. 1 in wide release. This was the eighth highest opening in Disney history. 
 
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