Box Office Report

“Monsters University” Top Box Office Again and “Despicable Me 2” Big Overseas

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.