Box Office: ‘Minions: Rise of Gru' Takes Off With immense $10.8M in Previews

Box Office: ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Takes Off With immense $10.8M in Previews

Box Office: ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Takes Off With Huge $10.8M in Previews

The origin story is the fifth entry in Illumination and Universal’s blockbuster ‘Despicable Me’ franchise.Illumination and Universal’s July 4th event movie Minions: The Rise of Gru began landing in select North American theaters Thursday afternoon, grossing an excellent $10.8 million in previews from 3,350 locations.
By Friday, the family animated pic will be playing in approximately 4,400 theaters in the U.S and Canada. The movie – which saw its release delayed by more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic – will test the strength of the family box office just weeks after Pixar and Disney’s Lightyear failed to soar into the stratosphere.


The Rise of Gru is a sequel to 2015’s Minions and is the fifth entry in the Despicable Me franchise, which is the top-grossing animated series in history, not adjusted for inflation.
Tracking suggests that Minions 2 will open in the $70 million to $80 million range for the four-day holiday, but the strength of previews means it could well come in higher. It is also making a major push overseas.
The pic scored the biggest preview number of the pandemic era for an animated film or a live-action/CGI hybrid such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which earned $6.3 million in previews on its way to a strong domestic debut of $72.1 million in April of this year.
The first Minions opened to $115 million domestically over the July 10-12 weekend in 2015 after grossing $6.2 million in previews.
Steve Carell returns to voice the role of Gru. The star-packed voice cast also features Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Taraji P. Henson, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, RZA, Danny Trejo and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The origin story reveals how the supervillain Gru and the Minions met when Gru was a young boy in the 1970s growing up in the suburbs.
The origin story is the fifth entry in Illumination and Universal’s blockbuster ‘Despicable Me’ franchise.Illumination and Universal’s July 4th event movie Minions: The Rise of Gru began landing in select North American theaters Thursday afternoon, grossing an excellent $10.8 million in previews from 3,350 locations.
By Friday, the family animated pic will be playing in approximately 4,400 theaters in the U.S and Canada. The movie – which saw its release delayed by more than a year because of the COVID-19 pandemic – will test the strength of the family box office just weeks after Pixar and Disney’s Lightyear failed to soar into the stratosphere.

The Rise of Gru is a sequel to 2015’s Minions and is the fifth entry in the Despicable Me franchise, which is the top-grossing animated series in history, not adjusted for inflation.
Tracking suggests that Minions 2 will open in the $70 million to $80 million range for the four-day holiday, but the strength of previews means it could well come in higher. It is also making a major push overseas.
The pic scored the biggest preview number of the pandemic era for an animated film or a live-action/CGI hybrid such as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, which earned $6.3 million in previews on its way to a strong domestic debut of $72.1 million in April of this year.
The first Minions opened to $115 million domestically over the July 10-12 weekend in 2015 after grossing $6.2 million in previews.
Steve Carell returns to voice the role of Gru. The star-packed voice cast also features Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Taraji P. Henson, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, RZA, Danny Trejo and Jean-Claude Van Damme.
The origin story reveals how the supervillain Gru and the Minions met when Gru was a young boy in the 1970s growing up in the suburbs.

Source:https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/movies/movie-news/minions-rise-of-gru-box-office-previews-1235174792/

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