Sunday, July 3, 2022

Weekend Box-Office: MINIONS - THE RISE OF GRU Breaks July 4th Holiday Record With $127 Million Debut

Weekend Box Office Minions The Rise Of Gru

The animated sequel "Minions: The Rise of Gru" scored a record-breaking debut for this year's July 4th holiday weekend, while "Top Gun: Maverick", "Elvis", "Jurassic World Dominion" and "The Black Phone" all did impressive business at the domestic box-office. Meanwhile, the period romantic drama "Mr. Malcolm's List" collapsed in its debut.

Read more about the weekend box-office after the jump.

Universal/Illumination's "Minions: The Rise of Gru" opened with 108.5 million from 4,931 theaters for the 3-day debut, and an estimated $127.9 million for the 4-day extended holiday frame. If those numbers hold up, that means the "Minions" sequel has become the biggest film opening over Independence Day, a record previously held by 2011's "Transformers: Dark of the Moon" ($115.9 million 4-day opening).

Even more impressive is the fact that "Minions: The Rise of Gru" didn't fall far behind its predecessor, "Minions", which opened with $115 million over three days in 2015. Also, the new installment only cost $80 million to produce. The film also grossed another $93.7 million overseas, and its tally worldwide now stands at $202.2 million.

"Minions: The Rise of Gru" received a mixed reception from critics (72% on Rotten Tomatoes), but moviegoers generally enjoyed it ("A" CinemaScore).

"Top Gun: Maverick" landed in second place with $25.5 million for the 3-day, dropping just 14% from last weekend, and is expected to gross $32.5 million through Monday. The sequel has, so far, grossed a total of $570 million domestically and another $544.5 million internationally, which brings its worldwide total to $1.11 billion.

The rock and roll biopic "Elvis", which eventually conquered the previous weekend, has now finished in third place with $19 million over the weekend (-39%), and around $23.7 million for the 4-day frame. The film's domestic cume will reach an estimated $72 million, and it has reached a total of $46 million overseas, which brings its worldwide tally to $118 million.

In fourth place we find "Jurassic World Dominion" with $15.6 million for the 3-day (-41.5%) and $19.1 million for the 4-day. The film has grossed a total of $335.3 in North America and $492.6 million. The worldwide cume now stands at $827.9 million.

The Blumhouse horror film "The Black Phone" rounds out the Top 5 with $12.3 million over the weekend, dropping a decent 48% from last weekend, and $14.6 million for the extended holiday frame. The film's domestic cume has reached $49.7 million, while overseas it raked in $26.9 million ($74.4 million worldwide).

In other news, this weekend's other new semi-wide release, Bleecker Street's "Mr. Malcolm's List" tanked with $851,854 from 1,384 theaters.

Rank Title Weekend Gross Domestic Total Foreign Total Budget
1 Minions: The Rise of Gru $108.5M $108.5M $93.7M $85M
2 Top Gun: Maverick $25.5M $564M $544.5M $170M
3 Elvis $19M $67.3M $46.2M $85M
4 Jurassic World Dominion $15.6M $331.8M $492.6M $185M
5 The Black Phone $12.3M $47.4M $26.9M $18M
6 Lightyear $6.5M $105.3M $82.2M $200M
7 Mr. Malcolm's List $0.8M $0.8M N/A N/A
8 Everything Everywhere All at Once $0.5M $67M $24.4M $25M
9 Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness $0.3M $410.5M $540.8M $200M
10 Marcel the Shell with Shoes On $0.2M $0.4M N/A N/A


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