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Minions sets box offices ablaze with $108.5M debut


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Minions sets box offices ablaze with $108.5M debut

Families went gaga over Minions this weekend at the theatres. “Minions: The Rise of Gru” raked in an estimated $108.5 million in box office collections from 4,391 North American screens, Universal Pictures revealed.

By Monday’s July Fourth holiday, it will have earned over $127.9 million.

The animated film is on pace to become one of the biggest openings for a July Fourth holiday weekend, a record currently held by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which collected $115.9 million in the first four days of its premiere in 2011.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” is currently being played in 61 markets, including international showings. Its worldwide gross collection is at $202.2 million through Sunday.

This is the latest in a series of triumphs for Universal’s family releases, including “The Bad Guys,” whose box office collections totaled $243 million, and “Sing 2,” which has grossed over $406 million since opening in December.

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” further proves that family audiences are willing to go back to theatres.

The spinoff of the famous “Despicable Me” animated film series was delayed two years because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The 2015 animated film “Minions” sequel was initially slated for July 2020 release. While other animate films chose hybrid or streaming releases, “Minions,” much like “Top Gun: Maverick,” waited for an ideal time to launch in theatres. And as with “Top Gun,” the wait was worth it.


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