`Despicable Me 2` rules box office weekend chart for 2nd successive week

Washington: Universal Picture`s animated movie `Despicable Me 2` managed to stay at the top for the second consecutive week after making a collection of 44.8 million dollars this weekend, according to studio estimates on Sunday.

The weekend`s No. 1 movie, featuring Steve Carell as former supervillain Gru, made another 55.5 million dollars overseas, which brought its global earning to 472.4 million dollars.

Sony`s movie `Grown Ups 2,` got Adam Sandler his second-best movie opening of his career with 42.5 million dollars in sales in the U.S. and Canada.

`Pacific Rim` was placed third with 38.3 million dollars in receipts.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy`s `The Heat` reached 4th place with 14 million dollars in earnings.

Disney`s `The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp took in 11.1 million dollars to finish a dismal fifth place.

The top box office earners this weekend are:

1. ` Despicable Me 2` - 44.8 million dollars

2. `Grown Ups 2` - 42.5 million dollars

3. `Pacific Rim` - 38.3 million dollars

4. `The Heat` - 14 million dollars

5. `The Lone Ranger` - 11.1 million dollars

6. `Monsters University` - 10.6 million dollars

7. `World War Z` - 9.4 million dollars

8. `White House Down` - 6.2 million dollars

9. `Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain` - 5 million dollars

10. `Man of Steel` - 4.8 million dollars


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