How ‘Minions 2’ Brings The Covid Era To An Optimistic Close

With $10.5 million on Thursday, Universal and Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru

has earned $164 million in its first week in domestic theaters. That makes it, in just

seven days, the biggest so-called Covid-era animated grosser, passing the $161 million

domestic cume of Illumination’s Sing 2 from last Christmas. And with around $308

million worldwide, it is a few days away from passing Sing 2’s $405 million global cume

to nab the same relative milestone worldwide as well. Meanwhile, Top Gun: Maverick

earned around $3 million on Thursday for a new $581 million domestic cume.

The Tom Cruise-led legacy sequel will likely cross $600 million domestic on Sunday as it aims for

$1.175 billion global by the weekend’s end. With Minions 2 potentially following Minions and Despicable Me 3 past the $1 billion mark.