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Box Office: June 21-23, 2013: MONSTER UNIVERSITY, WORLD WAR Z

Monsters University

Box Office June 21-23, 2013. Monsters University premiered in the Number One Spot at the box office over the weekend with $82 Million. World War Z premiered in Second Place with $66 Million. Man of Steel was Third with $41.2 Million for $210 Million so far. This is the End was Fourth with $13 Million. Now You See Me was Fifth with $7.8 Million. Fast & Furious 6, The Internship, The Purge, Star Trek Into Darkness, and Iron Man 3 rounded out the top ten respectively.

Monsters University is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film produced by Pixar Animation Studios and released by Walt Disney Pictures. Dan Scanlon is the director and Kori Rae is the producer. It is the fourteenth film produced by Pixar and the prequel to 2001’s Monsters, Inc.

Billy Crystal, John Goodman, Steve Buscemi, Frank Oz, Bob Peterson, and John Ratzenberger reprise their roles as Mike Wazowski, James P. Sullivan, Randall Boggs, Jeff Fungus, Roz, and The Abominable Snowman, respectively. Bonnie Hunt, who played Ms. Flint in the first film, voices Mike’s grade school teacher, Ms. Karen Graves.

World War Z is a 2013 apocalyptic horror film directed by Marc Forster. The screenplay by Matthew Michael Carnahan is based on the 2006 novel of the same name by Max Brooks. The film stars Brad Pitt as Gerry Lane, a retired United Nations employee who must travel the world to find a way to stop a zombie pandemic.

Pitt’s Plan B Entertainment secured the film rights in 2007 and Forster was approached to direct. In 2009, Carnahan was hired to rewrite the script to the film. Filming began in July 2011 in Malta on an estimated $125 million budget, before moving to Glasgow in August 2011 and Budapest in October 2011. Originally set for a December 2012 release, the production suffered some setbacks. In June 2012, the film’s release date was pushed back and the crew returned to Budapest for seven weeks of additional shooting. Damon Lindelof was hired to rewrite the third act, but did not have the time to finish the script and Drew Goddard was hired to rewrite it. The reshoots took place between September and October 2012.

Source: Boxofficemojo, Wikipedia

 

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