BOX OFFICE: MONSTERS UNIVERSITY Set To Stay #1; MAN OF STEEL Slips Down To #5
Despite big new openings in the form of The Heat and White House Down, Pixar's Monsters University continues to dominate as it looks set to retain the #1 spot this weekend in North America. Man of Steel meanwhile isn't faring quite so well. Read on for details!
Thanks to Deadline, we have an early idea of how things are shaping up at the North American box office this weekend. While it will be yet another strong couple of days for theatres across the country thanks to big new openings The Heat and White House Down (both of which received the coveted 'A-' CinemaScore from moviegoers), it's last week's Monsters University which has held on to the top spot with a $15.2 million Friday and a predicted three day total of $51 million. That will give it a domestic cume of $175 million. With The Heat and White House Down not too far behind, World War Z looks set to take around $31.1 million this weekend, giving it a total of $125 million; more than anyone expected, but the positive word of mouth is helping it exceed expectations. Man of Steel however is struggling in the now crowded box office. The Zack Snyder helmed and Christopher Nolan produced reboot took only $6.1 million yesterday for a projected weekend of $20.5 million. That would give it an estimated cume of $249 million. Not a bad result by any means. Last year's high profile reboot The Amazing Spider-Man also only grossed $262 million.
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