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World War Z battles its way into second - and possible sequel-tunity

23 June 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

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Pixar has matriculated another winner. Despite less favourable reviews than the original, Monsters, Inc. prequel Monsters University won favour from audiences this weekend across the pond, storming ahead of World War Z to earn an impressive $82 million at the box office, according to studio estimates.

But Brad Pitt, Paramount and the rest won’t be crying into their coffee: the troubled zombie apocalypse actually scored decent business, earning $66 million in the US and $111.8 million worldwide. While it looked for a long time as though a sequel was a pipe dream, Paramount is now reportedly developing a follow up. While this is Pitt's biggest opening weekend ever, it’ll need to show legs to get that sequel officially off the ground, but that's looking a lot more likely now.

The new films pushed Man Of Steel down to third place, with Superman taking a 64.7% tumble for a second weekend result of $41.2 million. This Is The End was down to fourth with $13 million and Now You See Me was fifth with $7.8 million.

Fast & Furious 6 slipped to sixth place, earning $4.7 million, while The Internship fell one place to seventh and $3.42 million. The Purge was eighth, scoring $3.41 million, with Star Trek Into Darkness at ninth and $3 million. Finally, we find Iron Man 3 showing real staying power, clinging on at 10th for $2.1 million and crashing through $400 million in the States alone.

To see monsters defeat zombies in the full chart listing, head to Box Office Mojo.


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