June 30, 2013 4:04 PM
For weeks, box office observers have been predicting that Despicable Me 2 is going to be a behemoth. If the animated tentpole's early international performance is any indication, they're right. Over the weekend, the Universal and Illumination Entertainment sequel -- grossed $41.5 million from only seven international markets for an early foreign total of $50 million Monsters University is still scaring away its box office competition.Pixar's animated flick rocked the box office again, raking in $46.2 million for its second straight week at No. 1. Although The Heat, which stars Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, couldn't stop Monsters University's reign, the comedy flick still pulled in an impressive $40 million for the second spot?about $10 million more than analysts expected it to do It's almost time for Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger to tie the knot. And now a source has revealed that The couple's three-day wedding celebration kicked off in the South of France in Cannes with a rehearsal dinner. "[Avril] picked Cannes because she's spent significant time in Paris in the past few years and summered in places like St. Tropez," the source said. "She's very immersed in French food, ambiance and culture. It's her favorite place to be."