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The family film surge

When the opening weekend numbers came in for Monsters University, Disney UK might be forgiven a moment of panic: the £3.46m three-day tally was only the 12th biggest debut of 2013, and way behind the pace of recent Pixar hits. But with the long school summer holiday ahead of it, this was always going to be a marathon rather than a sprint, and opening in a heatwave clearly hadn't helped the initial number.

It's fair to speculate that the mood is more relaxed at Disney's Hammersmith, London HQ now that Monsters University has posted third-weekend takings of £3.11m, a highly encouraging 11% up on the second-frame haul of £2.79m. After 17 days of release, the animated prequel has grossed a solid £15.45m, with a nifty £6.82m achieved just in the last seven days. »

- Charles Gant

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