As the latest Superman film fell to No. 5 in the North American box office this weekend, “Man of Steel” continued to soar overseas and flew past the $500 million mark globally.
In its third week, the Warner Bros./Legendary Pictures summer tentpole brought in $20.8 million domestically, for a North American total of $248.7 million. The film has earned $271.7 million internationally, for a worldwide total of $520.4 million to date, Deadline reports.
Meanwhile, “Monsters University” held on to the No. 1 spot at the North American box office this week. The “Monsters Inc.” prequel brought in $46.2 million, pushing its domestic total to $171 million. Globally, the film has passed the $300 million mark, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
The latest film from Disney’s Pixar Studio will face stiff competition this coming week from “Despicable Me 2.” The animated sequel, which stars Steve Carrell, has already made $50 million in international markets. It opened at No. 1 in the U.K., France, French Switzerland, Netherlands and Belgium, and was second only to “Man of Steel” in Sweden and Australia. It opens Tuesday in North America.
Also at the North American box office this week, “The Heat,” starring Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock, came in at No.2 with $40 million, followed by “World War Z,” which brought in $30 million and has made $124 million in North America since it opened last week. The action flick White House Down, which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, opened at No. 4 with a disappointing $25.7 million.