"Monsters University" reunites the cast and characters from the 2001 hit "Monsters, Inc." ASSOCIATED PRESS/PIXAR
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Published: June 24, 2013
Updated: June 27, 2013 at 09:56 AM
LOS ANGELES - Turns out zombies and Superman are no match for monsters. Disney's "Monsters University" is the weekend box-office winner, according to studio estimates released Sunday. The animated family film, which reunites the cast and characters from the 2001 hit "Monsters, Inc.," debuted in first place with $82 million. It beat out Paramount's Brad Pitt zombie romp "World War Z," which opened in second place with $66 million. Warner Bros. "Man of Steel" was in third place, adding another $41.2 million to its coffers and bringing its domestic ticket sales over $210 million in just the second week of release. The Sony apocalyptic comedy "This Is the End" finished fourth. The magic-heist thriller "Now You See Me" held onto fifth place in its fourth week of release.