‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Rules Box Office With 108.5 Million 3-Day Opening

‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Rules Box Office With 108.5 Million 3-Day Opening
Universal/Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” has become the first big animated hit of the post-shutdown box office with an estimated domestic opening of 108.5 million from 4,391 screens and 195.7 million worldwide.

Just shy of the 115 million opening earned by the first “Minions” in 2015, “The Rise of Gru” now joins its predecessor among the top 10 highest openings ever for animated films. It currently sits ninth on that list, just ahead of the 108 million opening of “Shrek 2” in 2004. Universal also estimates that “Minions 2” will earn an extended July 4 opening of 127.9 million.

Audience reception has been incredibly strong for “Minions 2” with an A from CinemaScore and a 92 Rotten Tomatoes score to go with 72 from critics. More importantly, CinemaScore polls showed that 50 of the film’s opening day audience was from families, a higher audience share than the other big family film hit of 2022, “Sonic the Hedgehog 2.” If there was any
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