Minions: The Rise of Gru Minions: The Rise of Gru

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.

Domestically, The Rise of Gru took third place at the box office, raking in an estimated $17.7 million from 3,816 venues. Its North American total now sits at $297.8 million, good for third place among Despicable Me franchise films. The first Minions ended its run at $336 million, Despicable Me 3 at $368 million.

After a dreadful opening weekend, Paramount’s Paws of Fury: The Legend of Hank dropped 38.7% in its second weekend, banking an estimated $3.9 million domestically. It’s total gross currently sits at $13.8 million.

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On held strong in 11th place at the U.S. box office this past weekend. The film saw a 49.1% increase over the previous weekend’s gross as A24 continues the film’s slow domestic rollout. This past weekend, A24 released the film in 437 new theaters for a total of 590. The film has grossed $2.87 million since launching in late June.

Despite playing in 240 fewer theaters, Marcel’s box office haul was larger than that of Pixar’s Lightyear, which only managed $687,000 from 830 theaters. News that Lightyear will be available to stream on Disney+ on August 3 couldn’t have helped the film at the box office.

Available on Peacock since July 1, Dreamworks’ The Bad Guys was still available in 268 theaters over the weekend, but only managed $18,255 in sales. While unimpressive without context, it can hardly diminish the film’s impressive $245,647,000 box office total, $96.6 million from domestic.

Also already available to stream (HBO Max, Hulu), The Bob’s Burgers Movie was still playing at 35 theaters last weekend and added another $17,000 to its total haul of $34.1 million, $31.9 million from domestic.

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