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Friday Box Office: GROWN UPS 2 Edges PACIFIC RIM

Posted on July 13, 2013 at 1:57 pm by David "Snackbar" Edmundson


Friday’s box office was a real roller coaster. The top 3 films changed almost hourly. In the end though the official estimates had Grown Ups 2 in the top spot. The sequel to 2010’s Grown Ups took in an estimated $16.3 million from 3,491 locations, including $2.3 million from Thursday pm previews. Grown Ups 2 was originally expected to match the $40 million debut of its predecessor, but tracking has now been upgraded to the $45 million range.

Pacific Rim placed second with an estimated $14.6 million from 3,275 runs. That includes $3.6 million from the film’s Thursday pm and midnight screenings – exactly what World War Z saw from its early previews. At the moment, Pacific Rim’s tracking has it making $37 million through Sunday.

Friday’s bronze medalist, Despicable Me 2 is also expected to earn $45 million this weekend, indicating that box office estimates are always confusing.

Title Friday Total
1. Grown Ups 2 $16,300,000 $16.3
2. Pacific Rim $14,620,000 $14.6
3. Despicable Me 2 $13,400,000 $197.8
4. The Heat $4,200,000 $102.5
5. The Lone Ranger $3,370,000 $63.3

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