The animation stayed in first place for the second straight weekend after fending off two newcomers to the box office. The prequel did earned a $46.2 million, a decrease of 44 percent from the previous weekend. In its 10-day total for release, it earned $171 million. But, it may have trouble with another animation out this week with â€œDespicable Me 2.â€
As for Paul Feigâ€™s â€˜The Heat,â€ it started off strong with an estimated $40 million in second place. According to Box Office Mojo, it is Sandra Bullockâ€™s biggest opening more than the â€œThe Blind Side at $34.1 million. It also beat Melissa McCarthyâ€™s biggest opening from â€œIdentity Thiefâ€ at $34.6 million. And it did much better than Feigâ€™s previous film â€œBridesmaidsâ€ at $26.2 million.
Now it looks like â€˜White House Downâ€™ has fallen.
The Roland Emmerich-directed film landed with a thud as it earned $25.7 million, less than expected from industry estimates. It opened less than another White House terrorist plot film â€œOlympus Has Fallen,â€ which opened with $30.4 million earlier this year. And â€œWhite House Downâ€ had bigger star power with Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx.
In rounding out the top five, â€œWorld War Zâ€ placed third with $29.8 million, a decrease of 55.1 percent from the previous weekend. And â€œMan of Steelâ€ flies into fifth place with $20.8 million, a drop of 49.6 from the previous weekend. The Superman film has earned over $248 million in just three weeks.
Besides â€œDespicable Me 2,â€ Walt Disney Pictures are betting on Johnny Deppâ€™s â€œThe Lone Rangerâ€ for big fireworks for the holiday week.
Happy Fourth of July!
Hereâ€™s the full box office report below:
|1.||Monsters University||$46.18 million|
|2.||The Heat||$40 million|
|3.||World War Z||$29.8 million|
|4.||White House Down||$25.7 million|
|5.||Man of Steel||$20.82 million|
|6.||This is the End||$8.7 million|
|7.||Now You See Me||$5.5 million|
|8.||Fast & Furious 6||$2.41 million|
|9.||Star Trek Into Darkness||$2.04 million|
|10.||The Internship||$1.425 million|
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo