What We’re Watching: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Hauls in $108 Million at the Box Office

Published on Jul 4, 2022

“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.”

“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).


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