No. 1 'Monsters University' scares off 'World War Z' at box office

June 23, 2013 3:51 PM

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No. 1 'Monsters University' scares off 'World War Z' at box office

action thriller was expected to open with no more than $55 million. Instead, the pricey Paramount Pictures' production took in a healthy $66 million during its first three days of release.

Pre-release audience surveys also suggested that "World War Z" would trail "Man of Steel," which has now been in theaters for two weekends. Instead, the Superman film saw its ticket sales tumble 65% to $41.2 million — leaving the superhero to settle for third place.

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