Weekend Box Office Report: July 10-12, 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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1. Minions $115.2 M
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
6. Magic Mike XXL $9.6 M $48.3 M
7. Ted 2 $5.5 M $71.5 M
8. Selfless $5.3 M
9. Baahubali: The Beginning $3.5 M
10. Max $3.4 M $33.7 M


Source: Box Office Mojo



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