Monsters University totally schooled World War Z.
Pixar's animated flick scared away the rest of its box office competition this weekend, raking in a whopping $82 million.
The numbers it pulled in weren't exactly a surprise though. The prequel to Pixar's 2001 Monsters Inc. met industry projections, and gave it the second-highest opening ever for the company.
What did surprise analysts was World War Z's weekend gross—Brad Pitt's thriller nabbed $66 million in its debut weekend, when it was expected to open to no more than $55 million, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Meanwhile, Man of Steel landed in third with $41.2 million, followed by This Is the End with $13 million and Now You See Me at $7.9 million.
Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:
1. Monsters University, $82 million
2. World War Z, $66 million
3. Man of Steel, $41.2 million
4. This Is the End, $13 million
5. Now You See Me, $7.9 million
6. Fast & Furious 6, $4.7 million
7. The Internship, $3.4 million
8. The Purge, $3.4 million
9. Star Trek Into Darkness, $3 million
10 Iron Man 3, $2.2 million