Pixar’s Monsters University, directed by Dan Scanlon, held first place at the U.S. box office with $45.6 million in its second weekend. The film declined 44.7% weekend-to-weekend, a smaller drop than any Pixar film since Up. Its domestic total now stands at $170.4 million.
Internationally, Monsters University grosses $44.2M from 38 territories, good enough for third place behind World War Z and Man of Steel. The Pixar prequel has now grossed $129.3M outside of the States, pushings its global cume to just under $300 million.
Equally impressive overseas was Despicable Me 2 which earned $41.5 million from just seven territories. According to Deadline Hollywood, the Illumination Entertainment film opened at number one in the UK and Ireland (where it was the biggest opening ever for a Universal film), France, Belgium, the Netherlands, French-speaking Switzerland, and Sweden. The film opens wide in the United States this Wednesday.