‘Minions 2: Rise of Gru’ hits box office on US holiday

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The film is set to gross $109.4 million, which would represent the biggest American animated debut since Frozen II (2019).

movie “Minions 2: Origin of Gru”Universal is setting off fireworks for fundraising, from Studios and Lights 4th of July Holiday Box Office in AmericaThe four-day weekend is expected to open to $129.2 million in 4,400 theaters.

Over the span of three days, the film, which tells the backstory to Despicable Me, is set to take in $109.4 million—a number that would represent the biggest domestic debut ever for a feature film. Animation, since 2019’s Frozen II, marks a major recovery for family cinema after the lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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Production of Illumination immediately collected US$10.75 million (R$57 million) in previews last Thursday (30), based on optimistic estimates, between US$65 million (R$345.38 million) and US$75 million. was in between. (R$ 398.52 million), for the long vacation. But “The Origin of Gru” is now almost doubling those estimates.

If the “Minions” sequel meets current estimates, the film will break box office records for the 4th of July weekend. Paramount’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” currently stands as the highest-grossing Independence Day holiday ever — the 2011 blockbuster grossed $115.9 million in its four days.

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