Magazine article Screen International

'Minions' Leaps to Top of US Box Office on $115.2M

Magazine article Screen International

'Minions' Leaps to Top of US Box Office on $115.2M

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Only Shrek The Third has opened higher over three days on $122.5m in May 2007.

Universal stablemate Jurassic World finished second on $18.1m and has generated $590.6m after five sessions, while Disney-Pixar's Inside Out in third has amassed $283.6m after four.

Warner Bros' horror film The Gallows arrived in fifth place on $10m in 2,720 theatres, while focus opened the Ryan Reynolds thriller Self/Lessat number eight on $5.4m from 2,353.

Bollywood title Baahubali: The Beginning debuted via Blue Sky Cinema at number nine on $3.6m from 236 for a powerful $15,148 per-site average.

Overall box office for the top 12 climbed 57.6% against last weekend and 31.3% compared to the same session in 2014.

This week's wide releases are Marvel Studios' Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd via Buena Vista and the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck directed by Judd Apatow for Universal.

Estimated top 10 North America July 10-12 Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date

1 (1) Minions (Universal/Illumination) Universal Pictures International $115. …

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