Disney and Pixar's Monsters University zooms to the head of the class, crossing the $700 million mark at the worldwide box office and becoming the fourth top-grossing film of the year.
Disney and Pixar's Monsters University has zoomed to the head of the class. On Thursday, August 29, the CG animated prequel crossed the $700 million mark at the worldwide box office, according to a report by The Hollywood Reporter.
Monsters University is now the fourth top-grossing film of the year after fellow Disney release Iron Man 3 ($1.2 billion) and two titles from Universal, Despicable Me 2 ($806.8 million) and Fast & Furious 6 ($786.7 million).
It's also the fourth Disney/Pixar title to jump $700 million after Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion), Finding Nemo ($922 million) and Up ($731 million). Also on Thursday, Monsters University surpassed Toy Story 3 to become Pixar’s biggest release in China, earning upwards of $19 million to date.
Monsters University has only one territory left in which to open, Korea, where it rolls out September 12. The ‘toon is helping to fuel one of Disney's best years ever in terms of box office revenue.
Jennifer Wolfe is Director of News & Content at Animation World Network.