This holiday weekend’s box office was nothing but red, white and… Gru. Despicable Me 2, which opened Wednesday against Disney’s $250 million dollar The Lone Ranger, brought in an estimated $82.5 million dollars according to Box Office Mojo. The competition, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, brought in a disappointing $29.4 million during the same 3-day period.
The minions are ruling the world, or at least the worldwide box office, as Despicable Me 2 has made $142 million domestic and $151.1 million overseas ($293.1 worldwide). The Lone Ranger has brought in around $48.9 million domestic and $24.3 million overseas ($73.2 million worldwide). It is yet to be determined whether or not the film will have much success in foreign markets, but it is going to take a lot of tickets to get it into the black.
Here are the top 10 box office returns from July 5 – 7. For a complete listing, visit Box Office Mojo.
|TW||LW||Title (click to view)||Studio||Weekend Gross||Total Gross||Budget*||Week #|
|1||N||Despicable Me 2||Uni.||$82,518,000||$142,076,000||$76||1|
|2||N||The Lone Ranger||BV||$29,432,000||$48,936,000||$215||1|
|5||3||World War Z||Par.||$18,200,000||$158,758,000||$190||3|
|6||4||White House Down||Sony||$13,500,000||$50,478,000||$150||2|
|7||5||Man of Steel||WB||$11,415,000||$271,206,000||$225||4|
|8||N||Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain||LG/S||$10,100,000||$17,460,000||–||1|
|9||6||This is the End||Sony||$5,800,000||$85,554,000||$32||4|
|10||7||Now You See Me||LG/S||$2,770,000||$110,415,000||$75||6|