#BOXOFFICE: “MINIONS” MUCH THE BEST IN OPENING WEEKEND
No doubt about it, North Americans are in love with MINIONS! The third Film in the Despicable Me franchise was much the best at the Box Office this weekend, opening with a whopping $115 million for Universal Pictures, from 4,301 theatres. By comparison this latest Film bests 2013’s Despicable Me by a wide margin, after opening with $83 million.
JURASSIC WORLD continues to motor-on in second with $$17.8 million, also for Universal Pictures, now tallying-in $590 million over five weeks domestically.
INSIDE OUT rates third with $17.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fourth week out with $284 grossed.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS is in fourth with $13.5 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week out. It has made about $68 million thus far in North America.
THE GALLOWS opens in fifth with $11 million. The Horror from Warner Bros. plays in 2,720 theatres, garnering a 13% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a C CinemaScore.
SELF/LESS starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds places seventh in its debut for Focus Features/VVS Films with $5.2 million. It earns a 20% on the Tomatometer and a much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
MAX rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.2 million in its third week out for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million mark.