Early estimates put Hollywood Minions: The Rise of Gru at $129.2 million domestically over the 4-day holiday weekend. This includes $109.5 million for three days. (Some opponents expect it to hit $140 million by the end of Monday.)
The film will cross $86 million overseas by Sunday, bringing its global gross to $200 million.
Forget breaking pandemic-era records for a family title; Adjusted for inflation, Illumination and Universal Films is the biggest Hollywood animated film of all time at the domestic box office.
It grossed nearly $48 million from 4,400 theaters on Friday alone, including $10.8 million from previews.
The film’s acting is so impressive that parents and young children are ready to return to multiplexes. During the pandemic, animated movies have been seen as a challenge. It didn’t help that Pixar and Disney’s Toy Story spinoff Lightyear opened with $51 million last month before falling sharply in its second year (still, Lightyear hit a milestone Friday when he earned $100 million from Nacional level).
So far, Paramount’s Sonic the Hedgehog 2, a live-action/CGI hybrid, holds the biggest pandemic-era opening record for a PG-family release, at $72 million.
In terms of Hollywood’s biggest July 4 opening, 2011’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon grossed $115.9 million over the same four-day holiday weekend, followed by Spider-Man 2 ($115.8 million). ) and 2017’s Despicable.m3 ($99 million). The rating fails. is one thing. #2 easily becomes #1.
Some considered Spider-Man: Homecoming to be a 4th of July entry because the holiday fell mid-week in 2017, but it’s not an apples-to-apples comparison (Homecoming $117 nationwide during the weekend of July 7-9). with a million).