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

"Monsters University" easily graduated at the top of the box-office class this weekend — even as "World War Z" finished with a better-than-expected grade. Pixar's 3-D animated film starring a bunch of furry creatures was No. 1 with a stellar debut of $82 million, according to an estimate from distributor Walt Disney Studios. While the prequel to 2001's "Monsters Inc." met industry projections, "World War Z" exceeded them. Heading into the weekend, the Brad Pitt 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...

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