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'The Heat' hot at box office but 'Monsters' rule

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FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock), right, teams up with bossy Boston Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) in "The Heat." The buddy-cop film brought in $40 million in its opening weekend in theaters.

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In Pixar's "Monsters University," Sully (John Goodman) triumphantly hoists one-eyed Mike (Billy Crystal) during the Scare Games contest. The prequel to "Monsters Inc." raked in $46 million in its first weekend of release.

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Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy brought "The Heat" against Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx at the box office. The Fox action-comedy starring the funny ladies as mismatched detectives earned $40 million in second place in its opening weekend, topping the $25.7 million debut haul of Sony's "White House Down." The Disney-Pixar animated prequel "Monsters University" remained box-office valedictorian in its second weekend, earning $46.1 million in first place.
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    • FBI Special Agent Sarah Ashburn (Sandra Bullock), right, teams up with bossy Boston Detective Shannon Mullins (Melissa McCarthy) in “The Heat.” The buddy-cop film brought in $40 million in its opening weekend in theaters.
    • In Pixar’s “Monsters University,” Sully (John Goodman) triumphantly hoists one-eyed Mike (Billy Crystal) during the Scare Games contest. The prequel to “Monsters Inc.” raked in $46 million in its first weekend of release.
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