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OTRC: 'Monsters University' tops box office, 'The Heat' makes $40 million

Characters from the 2013 film 'Monsters University' appear in a still from the movie. (Disney/Pixar)

Although "Monsters University" was the No. 1 film at the box office this weekend, the Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy comedy "The Heat" managed to beat out Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx's "White House Down" for the No. 2 spot.

"Monsters University," the prequel to "Monsters Inc.," earned $46.1 million over the weekend, The Associated Press reports. The CGI family film has now made $171 million in its two weekends in theaters, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

"The Heat" came in a close second with $40 million at the box office for its debut weekend. The R-rated buddy cop movie features Bullock as an uptight FBI agent who has to work with a foul-mouthed Boston detective played by McCarthy. The two are forced together to take down a drug lord.

The weekend's other new release, "White House Down," trailed behind "The Heat" to open in fourth place for the weekend with $25.7 million, according to the wire service.

"World War Z" had a strong outing for its second weekend in theaters. The Brad Pitt zombie movie earned $29.8 million domestically, which raised its two-week total to $123.7 million.

"Man of Steel" completes the list of top five films at the box office for the weekend. The movie, which was released three weeks ago, earned an additional $20.8 million this weekend. The Superman reboot passed the $500 million mark on Saturday, June 29, and it has officially earned more at the box office than the previous Superman film, "Superman Returns." The 2006 movie earned a total of $200 million domestically.

Check out the trailers for "The Heat" and "White House Down" below.

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