LOS ANGELES – “Minions: The Rise of Gru” opened to a smashing $108 million at North American theaters, putting it on track to set a record for the largest opening for a Fourth of July weekend, according to industry estimates released Sunday.
Universal’s animated film, the latest installment in the “Despicable Me” franchise, should surpass the $115.9 million made over the four-day holiday weekend in 2011 by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”
#Minions #TheRiseofGru sets NEW July 4th weekend record with MASSIVE $108.5M opening, obliterating projections, Universal’s estimating $127.9M for 4-day #4thofJulyWeekend frame, things are setting up smashingly for #ThorLoveAndThunder next weekend ⚡️⚡️⚡️ pic.twitter.com/oWDDNJ7pjw— Erick "Midnight Movie Talk" Weber (@ErickWeber) July 3, 2022
“Top Gun: Maverick” continued its amazing run, pulling in another $25.5 million in its sixth week in theaters in the United States and Canada for a cumulative domestic total of $564 million, Comscore reported.
“Elvis” was third with $19 million Friday through Sunday in its second week in theaters.
“Jurassic World Dominion” took fourth place with $15.6 million in its fourth week, followed by “The Black Phone” with $12.3 million in its second week.
Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Lightyear” ($6.5 million), “Mr. Malcolm’s List” ($851,853), “Everything Everywhere All at Once” ($551,974), “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($390,000) and “Jugjugg Jeeyo” ($318,000).