monsters university box office june 22 2013 Box Office: 'World War Z' and 'Monsters University' expected to have big opening weekendAre the summer blockbusters finally in full swing?

“World War Z,” the zombie-pocalypse thriller starring Brad Pitt, and “Monsters University,” the prequel to “Monsters Inc.” featuring the voices of Billy Crystal and John Goodman, are both on pace to have solid opening weekends.

“Monsters” earned the top Friday spot with $30.8 million, while “Z” was right behind at $25.5 million, putting them on pace for $79 million and $65 million, respectively.

“Man of Steel,” the top-earning movie last weekend, is looking at a $42 million weekend, which is down considerably from its opening three days that earned over $180 million, but still puts the superhero movie firmly in the “hit” category.

The full Top 10:

1. “Monsters University,” $30.5 M
2. “World War Z,” $25 M
3. “Man of Steel,” $12.7 M
4. “This Is the End,” $4.1 M
5. “Now You See Me,” $2.5 M
6. “Fast & Furious 6,” $1.5 M
7. “The Purge,” $1.2 M
8. “The Internship,” $1.1 M
9. “Star Trek Into Darkness,” $855 K
10. “The Bling Ring,” $682 K

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."