‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ breaks box office records

Entertainment July 5, 2022 News
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ breaks box office records

From CNN | Entertainment by Frank Pallotta, CNN

The Minions went bananas at the box office.

Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” — the latest animated film in the Despicable Me franchise — made an estimated $125 million domestically for its four-day opening weekend, according to Universal.

That gives the film the record for biggest opening over the July 4th holiday weekend, overtaking “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which made $115 million in 2011.

The opening is a huge shot in the arm for theaters. The industry has been anxiously waiting to see if families — who have been somewhat reluctant to bring their children to the movies during the pandemic — would return to theaters.

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