Jordan Peele’s Nope was the big winner at the U.S. box office over the weekend, but NBCUniveral/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru took the top spot globally.
According to Comscore, The Rise of Gru pulled $59.8 million globally, with $42.1 million coming from 79 territories outside the U.S. That brings the film’s total foreign box office to $342.4 million and its total gross to an estimated $640.3 million.
Significantly, The Rise of Gru’s weekend-on-weekend drop outside the U.S. was only 25%. That’s a stellar number for almost any film, and it puts the latest Minions flick on par with what its predecessors Minions and Despicable Me 3 were able to accomplish at the same point during their global theatrical runs. The film still has a long way to go to reach the international totals of Despicable Me 3 ($770 million) or Minions ($823 million), but so far, it’s been able to keep pace.