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‘Despicable Me 4’ Dominates The Box Office

Despicable Me 4

With an estimated five-day domestic opening of $122.6 million from 4,428 theaters, including a three-day weekend haul of $75 million after earning a stellar A CinemaScore, Despicable Me 4 dominated the Fourth of July box office, proving that Illumination and Universal’s Minions franchise is holding its own.

The fourth film in the main franchise and the sixth in the Despicable Me/Minions series, which is the highest-grossing animated franchise of all time, is off to a solid start, which is in line with predictions. New film grosses over $230 million abroad.

At the American box office, the original Despicable Me made $56 million over its opening weekend of July 9–11. After that, the film started opening earlier and became a hallmark of the Fourth of July. Despicable Me 2 debuted on a Wednesday (July 3, 2003) and made $143 million in its first five days. The 2017 third installment hit theaters with a $120 million opening weekend during the holiday season.

The top 12 films of the weekend, as of Sunday, July 7, are as follows:

#TitleDistributor NameWeekend Total # of LocsLoc AvgCume Total% Change
1Despicable Me 4Universal$75,000,0004,428$16,938$122,600,325
2Inside Out 2Disney$30,000,0003,760$7,979$533,823,699-48%
3Quiet Place: Day One, AParamount$21,000,0003,688$5,694$94,355,771-60%
5Bad Boys: Ride or DieSony$6,550,0002,644$2,477$177,359,121-37%
6Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1Warner Bros.$5,480,0003,334$1,644$22,191,635-50%
7Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum TrotAngel Studios$3,219,8112,200$1,464$6,811,094
8Kalki 2898 ADPrathyangira Cinemas$1,793,374925$1,939$16,057,065-68%
9Bikeriders, TheFocus Features$1,300,0001,562$832$19,336,395-61%
10Kinds of KindnessSearchlight$860,000920$935$3,833,371-45%
11Fall Guy, TheUniversal$820,000231$3,550$92,114,085116%
12ThelmaMagnolia Pictures$790,000620$1,274$6,848,544-41%