#BOXOFFICE: “MINIONS” SHOW THEM WHO’S BOSS IN DEBUT
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU shows them who’s boss this Canada Day/Fourth of July weekend, with a record-breaking $108.5 million from 4,391 theatres, Friday to Sunday for Universal Pictures. Previous record was set by TRANSFORMERS: DARK OF THE MOON with $97.9 million for the three-day Holiday weekend in 2011. This latest installment in the Franchise gets a passing 71% on the Tomatometer.
In second is TOP GUN: MAVERICK, flying high still with $25.5 million from 3,843 theatres for Paramount Pictures. It has grossed $570 million now over six weekends.
Third is last week’s champ, just getting edged-out for second. ELVIS brings-in $19 million from 3,932 theatres for Warner Bros., a total $72.3 million over two weekends.
Fourth belongs to JURASSIC WORLD DOMINION with $15.6 million for Universal Pictures, a total $335 million in its fourth weekend.
At the bottom of the Top Five is THE BLACK PHONE with $12.3 million from 3,156 theatres for Universal Pictures. It reaches just shy of $50 million in its second weekend!