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07.12.2015

Minions rule the box office!

Gibberish-spouting henchmen took control of the throne this weekend, putting MINIONS in the #1 spot with an estimated opening of $115.2 million!

The Gru-less prequel to DESPICABLE ME opened stronger than the original ($56.3 million) and its sequel ($83.5 million), which went on to $368 million domestic and nearly a billion worldwide. And although the little yellow chatterers came in behind SHREK THE THIRD's $121 million opening, its debut notched higher than TOY STORY 3's $110 million start to give it the second-highest opening for an animated movie.

MINIONS does mark the biggest opening for Sandra Bullock, who voices the villain this time. It also kicked off with $46.1 million on Friday, which sets the record for biggest opening day for an animated feature. And it's already up to nearly $400 million worldwide, several times its reported $75 million production cost.

JURASSIC WORLD is still stomping along, coming in second with $18.1 million as the hazardous dinosaur park nears $600 million domestic and chases the rear bumper of FURIOUS 7's $1.51 billion worldwide total.

Pixar's INSIDE OUT was in third with $17.1 million, putting the animated emotions at $283.6 million domestic (passing MONSTERS UNIVERSITY's $268 million) and $435 million globally. TERMINATOR: GENISYS was behind it in fourth with $13.7 million, a drop of 49% from its opening last weekend. Arnold's cyborg return is up to $224 million worldwide.

Opening in fifth was the low-budget horror release THE GALLOWS with $10 million. The R-rated found-footage frightener didn't impress critics (14% on Rotten Tomatoes) and the crowds gave it a 'C' CinemaScore.

MAGIC MIKE XXL gyrated in sixth with $9.6 million. Channing Tatum's beefcake sequel slipped just 25% from last week's opening, and is up to a $48.3 million total on a reported $14 million budget. TED 2 followed in seventh with $5.6 million, and the foul-mouthed bear is looking unlikely to crack the $100 million mark this summer.

The new sci-fi thriller SELF/LESS opened down in eighth with $5.3 million. The PG-13 movie carried a reported $26 million cost and had Ben Kingsley swapping his mind into Ryan Reynolds' body. Critics weren't wowed by the latest from director Tarsem Singh (20% on Rotten Tomatoes), but audiences handed it a 'B+' CinemaScore.

Closing out the Top 10 were the Bollywood action-fantasy BAAHUBALI: THE BEGINNING with $3.5 million on just 236 screens, and the patriotic dog drama MAX with $3.4 million. Outside the chart, Melissa McCarthy's SPY left the scene as it passed $100 million, and SAN ANDREAS, DOPE and ME AND EARL AND THE DYING GIRL went with it.

Next weekend puts Marvel's smallest hero in the spotlight as ANT-MAN arrives, along with Amy Schumer's R-rated comedy TRAINWRECK. Limited releases include Woody Allen's IRRATIONAL MAN and Ian McKellan as an elderly Sherlock in MR. HOLMES.

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# MOVIE TITLE WKND $ TOTAL $
1. Minions $115.2 M
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2. Jurassic World $18.1 M $590.6 M
3. Inside Out $17.1 M $283.6 M
4. Terminator: Genisys $13.7 M $68.7 M
5. The Gallows $10 M
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6. Magic Mike XXL $9.6 M $48.3 M
7. Ted 2 $5.5 M $71.5 M
8. Selfless $5.3 M
NEW
9. Baahubali: The Beginning $3.5 M
NEW
10. Max $3.4 M $33.7 M

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Source: Box Office Mojo

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9:14PM on 07/12/2015
Yes but will Jurassic World pass The Avengers? Looking forward to finally seeing Ant-Man next week. So much for that proposed new Terminator trilogy right?
Yes but will Jurassic World pass The Avengers? Looking forward to finally seeing Ant-Man next week. So much for that proposed new Terminator trilogy right?
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7:45PM on 07/12/2015
Minions kicked Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys in their arses.
Minions kicked Jurassic World and Terminator Genisys in their arses.
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9:12PM on 07/12/2015
Yes a movie that's already been out one month& a half ass sequel
Yes a movie that's already been out one month& a half ass sequel
8:05AM on 07/13/2015
Well, people sort of expected that Terminator would beat Jurassic World but it didn't. But Minions can.
Well, people sort of expected that Terminator would beat Jurassic World but it didn't. But Minions can.
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3:57PM on 07/12/2015
Minions is a great movie. Far better than I hoped. Had me laughing out loud for most off it.
Minions is a great movie. Far better than I hoped. Had me laughing out loud for most off it.
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3:15PM on 07/12/2015
Edit: It looks like the sentence I mentioned was corrected in the article, so I guess the mistake was recognized and fixed.

Did you know that last week's Box Office results that estimated Jurassic World won the weekend actually was adjusted when the final numbers came in, giving Inside Out the top spot? I only ask that because there is a sentence that refers to Jurassic World finally relinquishing it's crown, and that is inaccurate given that it lost to Inside Out the week before.
Edit: It looks like the sentence I mentioned was corrected in the article, so I guess the mistake was recognized and fixed.

Did you know that last week's Box Office results that estimated Jurassic World won the weekend actually was adjusted when the final numbers came in, giving Inside Out the top spot? I only ask that because there is a sentence that refers to Jurassic World finally relinquishing it's crown, and that is inaccurate given that it lost to Inside Out the week before.
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3:15PM on 07/12/2015

nice

Didn't expect minions to do as well as it did, such a fun time at the cinema. Id maybe go as far to say the mist fun I've had in the cinema in a while, the entire audience was loving it.
Didn't expect minions to do as well as it did, such a fun time at the cinema. Id maybe go as far to say the mist fun I've had in the cinema in a while, the entire audience was loving it.
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2:22PM on 07/12/2015
Not a big Beach Boys fan but I thought Love and Mercy was excellent. Fantastic performances all round and well worth checking out
Not a big Beach Boys fan but I thought Love and Mercy was excellent. Fantastic performances all round and well worth checking out
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