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

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.
KnobGoblin - 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 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.