Sequels Dominate The Box Office: Despicable Me 2 and Grown Ups 2 Outshine Pacific Rim

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It’s just a fact that history likes to repeat itself. In the same way that Monsters University was the highest selling movie for two weekends in a row earlier this month, Despicable Me 2 has done the same, according to estimates. Grown Ups 2 also made its mark, pulling in $42.5 million, slightly less than $2 million behind Despicable. However, Pacific Rim, the most recent film released by Guillermo Del Toro, fell slightly behind at $38.3 million, proving that sometimes life isn’t fair when it comes to big budget giant robot vs. giant monster action vs. terrible sequels done by some actors that are past their prime.

Our reviews of Grown Ups 2 and Pacific Rim can be found here and here, respectively. Follow the jump to view the full list of the highest domestic grossing films, provided by Box Office Mojo.

  1. Despicable Me 2 -$44,750,000
  2. Grown Ups 2 – $42,500,000
  3. Pacific Rim -$38,300,000
  4. The Heat – $14,000,000
  5. The Lone Ranger – $11,140,000
  6. Monsters University – $10,600,000
  7. World War Z – $9,430,000
  8. White House Down – $6,150,000
  9. Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain – $5,000,000
  10. Man of Steel – $4,800,000
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