‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Shattering July 4th Box Office Records With $129M Opening
The long July 4th holiday weekend is turning into a bonanza for Hollywood as
Minions: The Rise of Gru
heads for a huge four-day opening of $129.2 million
domestically, according to early estimates. That includes $109.5 million for the
three days. (Some rivals think it has a shot at approaching $140 million by the end of Monday.)
Overseas, the movie will cross $86 million by Sunday for a global booty of $200 million-plus.
Forget about breaking pandemic-era records for a family title; the Illumination
and Universal movie will boast one of the top starts
ever at the domestic box office for an animated
Hollywood tentpole, not adjusted for inflation.