The Perfect Summer Flick for You and Your Minions

The Perfect Summer Flick for You and Your Minions

But there's nothing positive to say about the Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler comedy "The House".

"Despicable Me 3", the third in Universal's franchise featuring the lovable Minions, topped the USA box office over Independence Day weekend with an estimated total of $75.4 million, according to online box office site "boxofficemojo".

Taking the No. 1 spot this week is "Despicable Me 3", bringing in an estimated $75 million in its opening weekend.

Illumination/Universal's Despicable Me 3 dipped its toe into offshore waters beginning earlier in June and this weekend is expanding widely at the worldwide box office.

"They resonate and absolutely are relatable", Carpou said. "Movies at the box office this weekend didn't come close to what "#Despicable Me 3" made. Ansel Egort shines as the lead, Baby, a getaway driver who's indebted to a crime boss played by Kevin Spacey.

As the cartoon sequel dominates, "Baby Driver" will test moviegoers' appetite for a well-reviewed, high-concept action comedy.

The R-rated film did well with critics and is one of a handful of original or independent films this weekend that are notable successes.

You can view this weekend's full box office results below. This film should also do big business because it is flat out fun to watch.

Despite "Despicable's" rule, perhaps the more interesting stories for the industry reside further down the box office chart. "They are all benefiting from feeling like the kind of content people are responding to on the small screen", noted Paul Dergarabedian, a senior media analyst for comScore. These ideas, which are supposed to make the audience laugh at just how "on the nose" they are, seem to be more of an excuse to not actually venture into any creative territory beyond stereotype.

Sequels such as "Transformers: The Last Knight" and "Cars 3" have not driven the kind of sales that their series predecessors have; "Transformers" made $69 million dollars in its five-day opening frame versus around $100 million for each of its prequels and the animated talking auto flick sputtered, with the worst opening in series history and one of the lowest debut totals for the Pixar brand. It couldn't crack the top ten and is definitely one of Ferrell's worst openings, especially for a summer release. Luckily, there is a Minions 2 film projected to be released in 2020. The movie earned an A- CinemaScore from audiences, which is lower than the A earned by the first two installments and "Minions".

After a strong start to 2017, a rather slow summer box office overall has brought the year-to-date box office numbers down to about even with last year.

Looking ahead to next weekend, Marvel Studios and Sony Pictures' Spider-Man: Homecoming is the only movie slated for wide release on July 7, marking the second Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) movie of the year, following the blockbuster sequel Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2, with the studio closing out its year with Thor: Ragnarok on November 3.

I'm sure some of you do not agree with me on this, but too much of the minions will ruin a movie for me. Where available, the latest global numbers for Friday through Sunday are also included.



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