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'Despicable Me 2' tops box office for 2nd week

A scene from the 2013 film, 'Despicable Me 2.' (Universal)

July 14, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The minions of "Despicable Me 2" dominated the box office for the second week in a row.

With nearly $45 million in domestic tickets sales this weekend alone, the Universal animated sequel outdid the debuts of the Adam Sandler comedy "Grown Ups 2" and director Guillermo del Toro's monsters-versus-robots action flick "Pacific Rim."

"Grown Ups 2" came in second place with $42.5 million, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The third-place finish of "Pacific Rim," with $38.3 million in receipts, represented a disappointing start domestically for Warner Bros. and partner Legendary Entertainment.

"The Heat" took the No. 4 spot with $14 million.

Disney's "The Lone Ranger" rounded out the top five with more than $11 million.

1. "Despicable Me 2," $44.8 million. ($55.5 million international).

2. "Grown Ups 2," $42.5 million. ($1.7 million international).

3. "Pacific Rim," $38.3 million. ($53 million international).

4. "The Heat," $14 million. ($8.1 million international).

5. "The Lone Ranger," $11.1 million. ($12.7 million international).

6. "Monsters University,"$10.6 million. ($30.2 million international).

7. "World War Z," $9.4 million. ($22.4 million international).

8. "White House Down," $6.2 million. (41.8 million international).

9. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," $5 million.

10. "Man of Steel," $4.8 million. ($13.3 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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