MINIONS 2: $ 10.75M FROM PREVIEWS, BEST RESULT SINCE 2019 FOR AN ANIMATED FILM

Minions 2 – How Gru Gets Despicable got $ 10.8M from previews, which started yesterday at 2p.m. 3350 theaters in North America.

Despicable Me is the film with the best percentage of critics on Rotten Tomatoes: 81%, the following 75%, the third for 59%. How Gru Becomes Despicable is for 69% positive, while Minions for 55%.

This is the best result for an animated feature film since the release of Toy Story 4 ($ 12M) in June 2019.

Animation during the pandemic

Lightyear $ 5.2M
Demon Slayer: The Mugen Train $ 3.8M
Jujutsu Kaisen 0 $ 2.8M
Onward $ 2M
Sing 2 $ 1.6M
Encanto $ 1.5M
Bob’s Burgers – The Movie $ 1.5M
Baby Boss 2: Family Affairs $ 1.3M
Too Bad $ 1.1M
Peter Rabbit 2 – A rogue on the run $ 900,000
Clifford The Big Red Dog $ 570,000
Ron – An unscheduled friend $ 240,000

The Universal / Illumination film topped the Minions premieres ($ 6.2M, started at 5p.m.). The film grossed $ 46M (including previews) on opening day and $ 115.7M on its first weekend.
Also exceeded the collection of the previews of Despicable Me 3 , $ 4.1M from 6 p.m. ..

The film is estimated to gross $ 70M- $ 80M / $ 90M- $ 100M in four days from 4,391 theaters. Sonic – Movie 2 , which got $ 6.3M from previews, then opened with $ 72.1M in March of 2020.

Box Office USA

Top Gun: Maverick overtook Elvis on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, except Tuesdays when Baz Luhrmann’s film took the lead. Warner’s film yesterday grossed $ 3.58M (11% from Wednesday) from 3,906 screens, closing the first week with $ 48.32M.

The Tom Cruise film yesterday grossed $ 4M (-7% versus Wednesday) from 3,948 theaters to conclude its fifth week with $ 47.2M bringing the total to $ 538.4M (+ 31% versus Doctor Strange 2 ). The film returned to IMAX screens for the 4th of July weekend.

Jurassic World: Domination took home $ 2.7M (-11% on Wednesday) from 4,233 theaters, bringing the total after 3 weeks to $ 316.1M, -9% compared to Jurassic World: Kingdom Destroyed at the same point. The total is $ 39.8M.

Black Phone ends its first week with $ 35.1M, after grossing $ 2.5M (-7% from Wednesday) from 3,150 sales.

The animated feature Marcel the Shell with Shoes , distributed by A24 and present in six cinemas between New York and Los Angeles, grossed $ 223,000.

Finally Lightyear grossed $ 1.57M (-31% from the day before) from 4,255 sale, ending the second week with $ 27.6M, for a total of $ 98.7M.

International Box Office

In South Korea we find Top Gun in first place: Maverick who grossed $ 1.91M (+ 3% compared to last Friday), his 10-day collection is $ 20.1M.

In second place we find Decision to leave with $ 600 thousand, the total amounts to $ 1,868,071, closes the podium The Witch: Part 2. The Other One with $ 416,059 and a total of $ 19,642,640.

Box Office China

In China, the market is showing signs of recovery. Lighting Up the Stars remains in first place while in second place we find Jurassic World: The Dominion with $ 2.13M (-27% compared to last week), bringing the total to $ 124.2M.

Lighting Up the Stars¥ 77.5M / $ 11.5M (+ 88% compared to last Friday), Tot: ¥ 576.6M / $ 85.9M
Jurassic World The Dominion¥ 14.6M / $ 2.2M, Tot: ¥ 833.5M / $ 124.2M
Ode to the Spring¥ 7.2M / $ 1.1M, Tot: ¥ 7.3M / $ 1.1M
One Week Friends¥ 2.8M / $ 0.4M, Tot: ¥ 102.2M / $ 15.2M
Hotel Transylvania 4¥ 1M / $ 0.15M, Tot: ¥ 121.3M / $ 18.1 M.

Box Office Japan

In Japan, Laid-Back Camp Movie (Eiga Yurukyan △) debuts in first place with ¥ 120 million, the film is distributed in a small number of theaters (121).

Lightyear opened in third place with ¥ 74 million, the seat occupancy rate is less than 10%. The other new addition of the week, Elvis finished in fourth place with ¥ 48 million.

Laid-Back Camp Movie $ 1.16M (N)
Top Gun: Maverick $ 770k / $ 54.33M (-8% LF)
Lightyear $ 580k (N)
Elvis $ 400k (N)
The Quintessential Quintuplets the Movie $ 350 Thousand / $ 13.8M
Broker $ 280k / $ 2.7M
Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero $ 180k / $ 12.7M
Shin Ultraman $ 125k / $ 31.2M

After 50 days in theaters , Shin Ultraman , which surpassed ¥ 4 billion last week, collects ¥ 170 million for a total of ¥ 4.098 billion. Last weekend Detective Conan: The Bride of Halloween surpassed ¥ 9 billion, this week it is expected to surpass Detective Conan: Zero the Enforcer by climbing to second place on the franchise’s most successful chart.