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"Minions" made a box office revenue with a $ 108.5 million debut

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The family went to the "Minions" to eat bananas at the cinema this weekend. According to Universal Pictures, the "Minions Feeling of Guru" has brought an estimated $ 108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America. By the end of the holidayon Monday, July 4th, you could earn over $ 127.9 million.

This movie will be the biggest opening in the history ofJuly 4th holiday weekend. This was a record previously held at Transformers: The Dark of the Moon, earning $ 115.9 million. The first four days of 2011. The total global value of Minions: The Rise of Guru, including international performances in 61 markets, is $ 2022 million until Sunday.

"This is a great debut," said Jim O, president of Universal's domestic distribution division. "We play very broadly across North America. All markets are very strong."

This is the latest in a series of successfulof Universal's family release. And "Sing 2" and "The Bad Guys", which have earned more than $ 406 million since their opening in December, "This has earned more than $ 243 million." Minions: The Rise of "Guru" serves as further evidence that family spectators are happy to return to the movie theater.

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday.

"Minions: The Rise of Guru" According to Universal Pictures, ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America are estimated at $ 108.5 million. (Illumination Entertainment / Universal Pictures)

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"The family feels very comfortable taking all their children to the theater," Orr said. "These results speak for themselves."

"Minions 2" attracted all age groups to the theater, including very young people. According to a PostTrak survey, 12% were under the age of 10.

"For months, the idea was that family spectators wouldn't go back to the theater. You can rest it." Paul Delgarabedian, Senior Media Analyst at Comscore.

The spin-off of the popular "Despicable Me" series was delayed by two years due to a pandemic. The sequel to the 2015 movie "Minions" was originally scheduled for release in July 2020. Many other animated family movies have opted for streaming or hybrid releases, whereis very similar to "Top Gun: Maverick", butstays on course and is only shown in theaters. I waited for the ideal time. And, like "Top Gun", it seemed worth the wait.

"This was an event. It was a holiday weekend. The release date was perfect and the marketing was good," said Delgarabedian. "And everyone knew this would only happen in the theater."

Voice performers feature Steve Carell, Glue, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, Julie Andrews Playing as the mother of. Critics were mixed positively (currently 72% at Rotten Tomatoes), but viewers were more enthusiastic and gave Gru's origin story an A Cinema Score.

By the end of the Monday’s July 4th holiday, "Minions" will likely have earned over $127.9 million.

Until the end of the Monday holiday on July 4th In addition, "Minions" probably earn more than $ 127.9 million. (Illumination Entertainment / Universal Pictures)

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Universal and Illumination have made great success in five Despicable Me movies and spin-offs dating back to 2010, earning more than $ 3.7 billion in box offices around the world. I put it in.

Second place is Top Gun: Maverick, which has been on the air for six weeks, adding an additional $ 25.5 million in total, already over $ 1 billion. Paramount Pictures movies are still showing in 3,843 locations.

Warner Bros. "Elvis" was in third place, down only 39% on the second weekend at the theater. By Sunday, the Baz Luhrmann movie had an estimated $ 19 million in revenue, bringing the total domestic total to $ 67.3 million.

4th and 5th place will also beuniversal titles, "Jurassic World: Dominion"will win an additional $ 15.7 million, and the horror movie "Black Phone" will be 1230 by Sunday. Added $ 10,000. ..

"Top Gun: Maverick" added an additional $25.5 million to its total, which has already surpassed $1 billion at the box office.

"Top Gun: Maverick" costs an additional $ 25.5 million Added box office revenue is already over $ 1 billion. (Scott Garfield / Paramount Pictures via AP)

Meanwhile, Disney's "Lightyear"is estimated on the third weekend. It fell further for $ 6.5. One million. By Monday, that total should increase to $ 8.1 million and cumulative revenue should be $ 106.9 million.

Bleecker Street released "Mr. Malcolm's List" on 1,384 screens in the US and Canada this weekend. The regency comedy of etiquette starring Freida Pinto and Zouia Ashton as friends who want to return to the grumpy bachelor. The studio estimates that the movie will be $ 851,853 by the end of Sunday and over $ 1 million by the end of Monday.

Viewers are also catching up with A24's "Everything Everywhere All At Once." It added an estimated $ 552,000 from the 607 screen, even though it can be rented on demand. The studio's new title, "Marcel the Shell With Shoes On," will be expanded to 22 screens this weekend and is expected to generate approximately $ 308,000 in revenue by the end of Monday.

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According to Comscore, weekends as a whole Down as one of the biggest in the pandemic era. And that momentum is expected to continue with the release of Marvel's "Thor: Love and Thunder" next week.

Estimated ticket sales from Friday to Sunday at theaters in the US and Canada, according to Comscore. Final domestic figures will be announced on Tuesday.

1. "Minions: The Rise of Guru", $ 108.5 million.

2. "Top Gun: Maverick", $ 25.5 million.

3. "Elvis", $ 19 million.

4. "Jurassic World: Dominion", $ 15.7 million.

5. "Black Phone", $ 12.3 million.

6. "Lightyear", $ 6.6 million.

7. "Mr. Malcolm's List, $ 851,853.

8." Everything Everywhere All at Once, "$ 551,974.

9." Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness. , "$ 390,000.

10." JugJugg Jeeyo, "$ 318,000. 

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