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The summer of Minions is still going strong. Last weekend, the film grossed $12.5 million globally, boosting its worldwide total to $989.4 million and making it the third highest-grossing animated feature of all-time. Minions edged out the $987.5M gross of Disney’s The Lion King for the bronze glory.

The current top-10 animation grossers of all-time are:

  1. Frozen (Disney): $1.27 billion
  2. Toy Story 3 (Pixar): $1.06 billion
  3. Minions (Illumination): $989.4 million
  4. The Lion King (Disney): $987.5 million
  5. Despicable Me 2 (Illumination): $970.8 million
  6. Finding Nemo (Pixar): $936.7 million
  7. Shrek 2 (DreamWorks): $919.8 million
  8. Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Blue Sky): $886.7 million
  9. Ice Age: Continental Drift (Blue Sky): $877.2 million
  10. Shrek the Third (DreamWorks): $799 million

Minions is now set to become only the third animated film ever to reach $1 billion at the worldwide box office. The film’s last major market is China next month, which will propel Minions past Toy Story 3′s lifetime total and earn second-place for the yellow henchmen on the all-time list.

Love’em or hate’em, Minions is a remarkable accomplishment for Illumination Entertainment, which is just eight years old. The studio’s next film, The Secret Life of Pets, will be released in July 2016.