"Monsters University" Tops Box-Office with $82 Million; "Man of Steel" Still Unbeatable Overseas

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Monsters beat zombies and Superman at the domestic box-office. Disney/Pixar's prequel to "Monsters Inc.," "Monsters University" claimed the No. 1 position with $82 million in the U.S. and $54.5 million internationally.

Overseas, "Man of Steel" sold $89 million worth of box-office tickets but must settle to No. 3 domestically with $41.2 million. Starring Henry Cavill as our favorite Man of Steel, the Zack Snyder-directed film has grossed $210 million in the U.S. in just 11 days and a super worldwide total of $398.3 million. Wow! 

At No. 2 was the Brad Pitt zombie flick "World War Z" from director Marc Forster. Based on the book by Max Brooks, "World War Z" made $66 million at the domestic box-office and $45.8 million internationally. 

The comedy "This is the End" starring Seth Rogen, James Franco, and Jonah Hill finished in fourth place with $13 million while Summit's "Now You See Me" continued its magical box-office performance at No. 5 with $7.87 million. The crime thriller has made $94.4 million at the domestic box-office for a worldwide total of $134.4. 

Here's the estimated Top 10 Box-Office films for the weekend of June 21st:

1. "Monsters University," $82 million ($54.5 million international).

2. "World War Z," $66 million ($45.8 million international).

3. "Man of Steel," $41.2 million ($89 million international).

4. "This Is the End," $13 million.

5. "Now You See Me," $7.87 million ($6.6 million international).

6. "Fast & Furious 6," $4.7 million ($11.2 million international).

7. "The Internship," $3.43 million ($3.2 million international).

8. "The Purge," $3.41 million ($1.1 million international).

9. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $3 million ($4.9 million international).

10. "Iron Man 3," $2.2 million ($400,000 international).


And here's the international box-office estimates:

1. "Man of Steel," $89 million.

2. "Monsters University," $54.5 million.

3. "World War Z," $45.8 million.

4. "After Earth," $13.4 million.

5. "Fast & Furious 6," $11.2 million.

6. "The Hangover Part III," $8.6 million.

7. "Now You See Me," $6.6 million.

8. "Despicable Me 2," $6.4 million.

9. "The Great Gatsby," $5.5 million.

10. "Star Trek: Into Darkness," $4.9 million.

Here's my reviews of "Monsters University" and "World War Z"

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Manny the Movie Guy is a multi-Emmy award-winning film critic who has always had a passion for movies. His love of film criticism started while working for his school newspaper at Purdue University. Upon graduation, Manny was offered a full-scholarship to complete his Post-Baccalaureate degree in Film at the School…

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