Despicable Me 3, directed by Kyle Balda and Pierre Coffin, breezed past The Boss Baby last weekend to become 2017’s highest-grossing animated release to date, both domestically and globally.
In the United States, DM3 has scored $188.4M over three weekends (to Boss Baby’s grand total of $174.2M). Globally, including the U.S. gross, DM3 has made out with $622.4M, compared to Boss Baby’s $497.5M.
While DM3 will be a money-maker for Universal, there is a sign of concern for the Illumination franchise. After 17 days at the domestic box office, DM3 not only trails the grosses of DM2 and Minions, it also trails Illumination’s last two original films, The Secret Life of Pets and Sing. At this rate, DM3 should end up earning well over 70% of its box office from overseas, a higher percentage than any previous Illumination film.