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Monsters University Schools Competition From Top of Weekend Box Office

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For the first time in a long time, each of the top five movies out this weekend made over $20 million each, bringing the domestic box office gross to $180 million (albeit down 11 percent from a year ago), according to Deadline. Leading the way was family favorite Monsters University, which topped the box office for the second week in a row, though it’s likely to fall when Universal’s Despicable Me 2 comes out July 3. In its opening weekend, The Heat and all its threats pulled in a weekend total of $40 million to take second place, hopefully proving to studios once and for all that it’s worth it to do more female buddy comedies. Fellow newcomer White House Down raked in $26 million and landed in fourth place. For third place, Brad Pitt’s zombie thriller World War Z continued to beat its bad buzz in its second week out at just under $30 million. Meanwhile Man of Steel rounded of the box office with a domestic weekend total of $20.5 million and a worldwide total of $520.4 million to date.

Monsters University Tops Weekend Box Office