Pacific Rim's monsters and robots could not defeat Despicable Me 2's minions at the U.S. box office over the weekend (12-14Jul13).
The animated sequel scored a second week at number one with a $44.8 million (£29.8 million) haul, taking the film's overall tally to almost $230 million (£153 million) in America alone.
Another sequel, Adam Sandler's Grown Ups 2, came in second with a healthy $42.5 million (£28.3 million), while Guillermo del Toro's blockbuster Pacific Rim disappointed in third place with a $38.3 million (£25.5 million) opening weekend take.
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