Universal’s “Minions,” soared to the top of the box office this weekend, with $115.2 million domestically. That’s good enough for the second highest opening weekend of all-time for an animated feature
The film also hit theatres in 30 additional territories (it had already opened in 26 markets) and made $124.3 million. this means those funny little yellow guys have already earned a worldwide total of $395.7 million.
Not bad for a movie that only cost Universal a reported $85 million to produce. And while critics had mixed feeling about “Minions,” audiences loved the movie, giving it an A” CinemaScore. So don’t be surprised if the studio greenlights a sequel asap.
Fifth place went to a movie I forgot to mention on Friday. Warner Bros. R-rated “The Gallows,” made $10 million from 2,720 venues. The horror movie received a “C” on CinemaScore, but with a tiny budget, the movie could still make a profit down the line.
And finally, Ryan Reynolds and his career are still in a slump. Luckily for him, most people are talking about Deadpool and Comic Con, and not about his latest project, “Self/Less.” The drama came in under estimates, and finished in eight place with $5.4 million this weekend.
At this point, “Deadpool” needs to be a huge hit, otherwise Ryan Reynolds’ movie career may be over.