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'Minions' set box office on fire with $108.5 million debut

Lindsey Bahr,  AP Film Writer
Posted 7/4/22

Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. "Minions: The Rise of Gru" brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal …

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Families went bananas for Minions this weekend at the movie theater. "Minions: The Rise of Gru" brought in an estimated $108.5 million in ticket sales from 4,391 screens in North America, Universal Pictures said Sunday.

By the end of the Monday's July 4th holiday, it will likely have earned over $127.9 million.

Second place went to "Top: Gun Maverick" which made $25.5 million in its sixth weekend in theaters, while "Elvis" took third place in weekend two with an additional $19 million. Universal titles "Jurassic World Dominion" and "The Black Phone" rounded out the top five.

According to Comscore, the weekend as a whole will go down as one of the biggest of the pandemic era. And the momentum is expected to continue with the release of Marvel's "Thor: Love and Thunder" next week.

Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at U.S. and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. (Final domestic figures will be released Tuesday.):

1. “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” $108.5 million.

2. “Top Gun: Maverick,” $25.5 million.

3. “Elvis,” $19 million.

4. “Jurassic World: Dominion,” $15.7 million.

5. “The Black Phone,” $12.3 million.

6. “Lightyear,” $6.6 million.

7. “Mr. Malcolm’s List, $851,853.

8. “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” $551,974.

9. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness,” $390,000.

10. “JugJugg Jeeyo,” $318,000.

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