Weekend Box Office
Minions opened big this weekend, grossing $115.72 minion- I mean, million. The pill-shaped yellow creatures managed to secure the second biggest opening weekend for an animated film, behind the $121.63 million debut of Shrek the Third in 2007. As foreseen, the film is already doing better than Despicable Me 2, with a three-day start that’s 28.5% higher than its predecessor. This presents another domestic hit for Universal Studios, who has been having a terrific year with Fifty Shades of Grey, Furious 7, Pitch Perfect 2, and Jurassic World.
Speaking of, Jurassic World took second place this weekend with $18.5 million. Now, at a month of release, the box office juggernaut is slowing down, but that’s okay, because the film has grossed $590.69 million at the domestic box office alone.
Inside Out came in at third place with $17.67 million. Its 24-day domestic total is up to $284.20 million, which is a 19.5% increase from Monsters University’s 24-day total, so thinks are looking joyful over at Pixar.
Down 49% from last week’s sad performance, Terminator Genisys took in an estimated $13.83 million this weekend. Genisys proves not to be the salvation of this series, grossing $68.85 million in its 12 days of release. That’s 26% behind Terminator Salvation’s $92.66 million 12-day gross, and at this point, it’s doubtful the film will even cross the $100 million mark, with Ant-Man, Mission: Impossible, and Fantastic Four on their way.
The Gallows opened to fifth place with an estimated $9.81 million. I actually had this film confused with The Lazarus Effect, but it appears both of them had the same effect since both low-budget horror films opened around the same area.
Outside the top five: Ryan Reynolds’ Comic-Con buzz wasn’t able to transfer over to his film Self/Less, as it grossed an estimated $5.40 million.
Opening #1 in 29 different territories, Minions took the world by storm, grossing $124.3 million this weekend. Among those 29 different territories, 15 of them now have Minions as the biggest opening weekend for an animated movie ever. Those little yellow weirdoes have grossed a worldwide total of $395.7 million.
Arnold’s return is being more well-received overseas, as Terminator Genisys grossed $47.3 million from 60 territories over the weekend. Its worldwide total is up to $224.8 million.
Jurassic World inched closer to the $1.5 billion line, as it grossed $21.7 million in 65 territories over the weekend. It is currently the 5th highest grossing movie of all time with $1.466 million, and it has yet to finish its run in some countries and to open in Japan.
A comic book film is opening this weekend, which means the #1 spot prediction is a bonus. Also, let’s hope Trainwreck isn’t a trainwreck.
3.) Inside Out
4.) Jurassic World