1.) Monsters University, $82M. That it was going to be number one was academic. Forbes‘ box office expert Scott Mendelson has this staggering fact: “With the exception of “Toy Story 3″‘s $110 million debut three Junes ago and “Ratatouille”‘s $48 million debut in June 2007, every Pixar film since “Monsters, Inc.” has debuted with between $60 million and $71 million.”
2.) World War Z, $66M. Imagine how much more money this Brad Pitt vehicle would have made if it were any good! You know a movie is mediocre when it’s about zombies and the only adjective you can summon is “nondescript.”
3.) Man of Steel, $42.1M. That’s a pretty damn impressive second-week number, considering the cash “World War Z” and “Monsters University” hauled in over the weekend. The latest interpretation of Superman has made $210 million over two weeks.
4.) This is the End, $13M. Expect “The Heat” to knock this from its perch next week. There can’t be room for two star-driven comedies here, especially when one of those movies star Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, who is becoming a legitimate movie star.
5.) Now You See Me, $7.9M. Not much for too much longer, I’m afraid. Five new releases come out between Friday and July 3rd, so this will probably drop from our sights.