Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we'd argue monsters and zombies are just as hairy and dead-eyed than the regular movie stars you're used to.
1. Monsters U (Pixar): $82 million in 4,004 theaters
This might come as a surprise, but Mike and Scully actually took the top spot this weekend with Pixar's second highest opening weekend ever behind Toy Story 3. The House That Woody Built can really do no wrong at the box office. Excitement has waned after duds like Cars proved Pixar was mortal -- or, capable of making a bad movie -- but people have stood by the studio with their wallets, at least.
2. World War Z (Paramount): $66 million in 3,607 theaters
The weekend's big story, though, is that Brad Pitt's actually good but supposed to be a disaster zombie epic World War Z didn't completely completely fail. It's Brad Pitt's biggest box office opening since 2005's Mr. and Mrs. Smith. (Ha! Remember that movie?) World War Z is also the "top launch for an original live-action tentpole since Avatar," according to Paramount, whatever that means. A translation, for those who speak English: World War Z made a lot of money and now no one will lose their job. In fact, they're already pushing for a sequel, because of course they are.