Monsters University Still Roaring Atop US Box Office

The Heat is hot and White House Down flops

The Heat

Mike and Sulley are continuing their stint at the head of the class for a second weekend. Monsters University, Pixar’s new prequel, won its opening weekend handily and has now fended off stiff competition from Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock cop comedy The Heat to stay atop the US box office charts, with $46.1 million to date in the States according to studio estimates. The film now has a healthy $171 million US take after just two weeks on release.

Still, Paul Feig and Team Heat won’t be too upset, as the new comedy opened to an impressive $40 million for second place. It forced World War Z into third, with the Brad Pitt zombie fest earning $29.8 million.

There was sobering news for Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, though, as Sony’s immensely fun White House Down faltered, opening in fourth to $25.7 million. It’ll need to go some to recoup that hefty $150 million plus price tag. Fifth place went to Man Of Steel with $20.8 million.

This Is The End slipped to sixth with $8.7 million, while Now You See Me Was seventh and $5.5 million. Fast & Furious 6 drove down to eighth with $2.4 million, and Star Trek Into Darkness used its tractor beam to stay at ninth, earning $2 million. Finally, at 10th, The Internship made $1.4 million.

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