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!

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By Josh Wilding - 6/29/2013

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.
Source: Deadline
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Jollem - 6/29/2013, 6:33 AM
horray for money!

marvel72 - 6/29/2013, 6:35 AM
down,down & away for man of steel.
Jollem - 6/29/2013, 6:42 AM
MoS was was a very great cbm. one of the best(it is the best, imo). it has made a lot of duckets. there is a sequel coming
jcfrommars9 - 6/29/2013, 6:42 AM
@SotoJuiceMan

I don't think WB/DC can afford not to make a sequel.
HavocPrime - 6/29/2013, 6:46 AM
Considering Man of Steel made around 200 million in merchandising before it was released, it will probs get a sequal.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/29/2013, 6:50 AM







Wow; even the Amazing Spider-Man is projected to have made more.









ManCalledSting - 6/29/2013, 6:55 AM
Nice, glad to see this movie doing so well, I get to watch MoS finally in about 2 hours.
rocky - 6/29/2013, 6:55 AM
Calm down the movie is making more than enough money
Why are some acting like this is a bomb?

It'll be over 450mill by the end of the weekend.
It has made nearly 200mill with co-promoters

Yeah it's Superman, the 1 superhero we expect to appeal to the whole world
but considering the hole it's climbing from
this has been a successful reboot despite its shortcomings
DamienA - 6/29/2013, 6:56 AM
Why wouldn't MOs get a sequel. MOS has already passed movies that made less money which got sequels.
AstroZombie - 6/29/2013, 6:58 AM
Relax, the sequel has already been green-lit. Man of Steel has been a huge financial win-fall for WB in both box office and merchandising, and the start of something bigger for them going forward. If bad reviews determined what movies got made, then we wouldn't be currently staring down the barrel of a Transformers 4.
INSTANTJUSTICE - 6/29/2013, 7:01 AM


rocky - "Yeah it's Superman, the 1 superhero"


That makes less than an unwanted reboot of Spider-Man. I don't think that makes him No. 1.



MrMartinMarvel - 6/29/2013, 7:01 AM
It's gonna get a sequel....in ten years. I'm serious.
mikesinuman - 6/29/2013, 7:01 AM
taken down by a kids movie. so that is why you need to target the kids.^_^
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:02 AM
I am not too worried, MAN OF STEEL was AWESOME. I honestly believe its 1 of the best CBMs in years, maybe decades. Its like FINALLY, a serious approach to Superman. Now that the origin is once again behind us, it only gets better and better from here.
DamienA - 6/29/2013, 7:02 AM
Anarky- Great point Transformers has been bashed from this end of the world to the other by the critics. Yet here we are getting a fourth installment.
AmazingFantasy - 6/29/2013, 7:02 AM
[frick]
OFF

kids cant see it, shame. Still an awesome film.
dinkinflicka - 6/29/2013, 7:03 AM
Wow again a negative article in a way even though MOS is actually holding well considering the strong competition. It's going to get close to 300 mill domestically and it's doing great overseas with a few more openings left. The movie is going to get 725-825 mill. It's already got a guranteed sequel and more importantly they did a good job in setting up the sequel unlike Iron Man did with its first outing.
tonytony - 6/29/2013, 7:04 AM
Its now the second biggest movie of 2013. In barely two werks so should finish with over 300mil stop trying to spin it bad. The 20 mil is within analyst estimate for weekend.
jcfrommars9 - 6/29/2013, 7:04 AM
@rocky

It's the budget. It is not a box office bomb in the slightest, but personally I'm not sure what WB/DC's expectations were. You see Superman Returns wasn't actually a flop either. They were even in the midst of making a sequel but it eventually fell through and they decided to reboot the franchise instead.
ourshark33 - 6/29/2013, 7:04 AM
It will absolutely get a sequel. Look back at Batman Begins, pretty sure it did 206 million or so. Then Dark Knight killed. Same formula for MOS. Its the jump-off point, the next movie always makes more money.
Spideyguy94 - 6/29/2013, 7:04 AM
I think MOS will finish with about $600-$675 million, which should be enough to secure sequels and other DC properties getting movie adaptations.
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:07 AM
I can understand that this movie might be too awesome for some, especially if they never liked Superman. But it is what it is, I get the impression that some people would be happier if the movie was actually bad. Thats sad cause I enjoy watching haters squeal, when my hero triumphs
Gyasiman - 6/29/2013, 7:08 AM
Man of Steel was good movie, but we may only be saying that because we're fans. The movie is not getting the best word of mouth, and I woulda liked the movie a whole lot better if my expectations weren't so high.

But I don't see how anyone can say MoS is better then any film in TDK trilogy, or Avengers for that matter. It just didn't make me feel the way those movies did, but like I said I expected it to be the definition of an amazing film, a masterpiece, but it wasn't, just a extremely great superhero film.

But like Batman Begins and The Dark Knight, I believe the sequel has the potential to be amazing, hopefully.
epina483 - 6/29/2013, 7:11 AM
Man of steel has still a long run in the domestic department, not to mention internationaly so nothing to worry about it will 300 plus
rocky - 6/29/2013, 7:12 AM
@INSTANTJUSTICE
I didn't say Superman was the #1 superhero. Just to clarify ;)
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:13 AM
Then i'll say it, SUPERMAN IS THE #1 SUPERHERO EVER
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:14 AM
just to clarify
CrimsonFlash - 6/29/2013, 7:15 AM
If the second movie doesn't have a better script it won't be a billion dollar per movie franchise.
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:15 AM
Losers hmph
rocky - 6/29/2013, 7:16 AM
@jcfrommars9
I think the difference now is the world box office has become so huge that the overseas numbers have a tremendous impact.

Just 7 years ago that wasn't the case and most studios relied solely or mostly on domestic gross. Now I'm not sure the same can be said. For bad or good, we here in the US are not always the deciding factor on sequels
Luis75 - 6/29/2013, 7:16 AM
X-men First Class only made $353 million WW and has a sequel coming next year. Man of Steel will probably be getting a trilogy from WB.
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:16 AM
I don't care how much they make, as long as they make enough to keep making more. If they can make 10 years of Harry Potter bullish!t, then this is more than worth it
charlie2094 - 6/29/2013, 7:20 AM
@InstantJustice

TASM was coming off of a very successful trilogy, whereas Man of Steel had nothing going for it other than being a Superman film. Same with how Batman Begins was coming off of a couple of awful films.

Also, after films like Batman Begins, I know a lot of people who really wanted a new Spider-Man and didn't like the Raimi films (me included).
Omarvls - 6/29/2013, 7:22 AM
WOW
I was wrong I predicted
MOS 400 million Domestic
Total 900 million
Instead
MOS 290 milliion
Total 550 million

A hit but NOT a BLOCKBUSTER
PaulRom - 6/29/2013, 7:23 AM
Man Of Steel will likely make about the same as the first Iron Man (probably more) at this rate. That's more than enough for moving forward with a sequel and more DC movies. Plus, it's doing pretty well after three forgettable Superman films in a row, but it is facing some stiff competition.
Pharaoh - 6/29/2013, 7:24 AM
I know dozens of comic book readers and literally 2 like Man of Steel, that's it and neither of them actually read Superman comics, nuff said...
KNIGHT3000 - 6/29/2013, 7:25 AM
Amazing Spider-Man made a lot of money, but it was WACK compared to Man of Steel aesthetically. Even if Man of Steel bombed out with the numbers, its still a WICKED origin story with good heart and a nice pay off action wise. That being said I want the next Spidey film to be great, but am still much more excited to see where Man of Steel goes next
sintzu - 6/29/2013, 7:26 AM
man of steel is epic in evry way and is the superman movie i have wanted for years and i hope whatever it makes it will be enough to get wb to make a sequel
Pharaoh - 6/29/2013, 7:26 AM
@luis75 X-Men HAS to get a sequel even if it only made $4 otherwise the property rights revert back to Marvel so any profit an X-Men movie turns 100% guarantees another X-Men movie, same with Spider-Man, Fantastic Four etc...
kadetra - 6/29/2013, 7:26 AM
MOS is doing pretty well at the box office,at the end of its run it would make around the same money with TASM.
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