Box office: Minions are the big champions of Independence Day

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Despicable Me 4 is another hit for Illumination.

Despicable Me 4 is a new cardboard for Illumination.

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Animation continues to boost attendance at American movie theaters. Just a month after the record-breaking launch of Inside Out 2It is Despicable Me 4 which topped the US box office over the long Independence Day weekend in the United States, grossing more than $122.6 million in five days.

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Gru still going strong

July 4th is definitely Gru territory. While Minions 2: Once Upon a Time Gru (2022) still holds the top score over this long weekend, the new film Despicable Me 4 just further cemented the franchise's dominance with $75 million earned over the three-day weekend alone.

Despicable Me 4 is released on July 10 in France.

Despicable Me 4 comes out on July 10 in France.

© Illumination Studio / Universal

A score that places this new opus as the fourth best start of the franchise, behind Minions 2 (115.7 million in three days), Minions (107 million) and Despicable Me 2 (83.5 million) and in front Despicable Me 3 ($72.4 million). The Illumination studio's saga has established itself in a decade as a real behemoth, collecting $4.9 billion worldwide in six feature films.

Success is also present internationally. Despicable Me 4 thus garners an additional 107 million dollars in the rest of the world and totals 229.5 million dollars worldwide for its launch. The film will also be able to count on its upcoming releases in strong territories such as France, China, Japan and Germany to ride this great momentum.

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Inside Out 2 just passed $1.2 billion worldwide.

Inside Out 2 has just surpassed $1.2 billion worldwide.

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King of the ranking for three weeks, Inside Out 2 has naturally left its crown. The latest Pixar production adds $37.2 million to its kitty and reaches the mind-boggling figure of $533 million in the United States. The result is even more dizzying on a global scale, where the film peaks at $1.2 billion. As a reminder, the first opus ended its career at $858 million.

With this score, Inside Out 2 becomes the 25th most popular film of all time at the American box office, ahead of Iron Man 3 and behind Fast and Furious 8At this rate, the sequel can hope to dethrone Frozen 2 ($1.4 billion) to become the second-highest grossing animated hit of all time, just behind The Lion King 2019 version (1.6 billion).

In the rest of the box office, A Quiet Place: Day 1 marks a decent 59% drop in its second weekend, and adds 21 million to its American total. The prequel, which reaches 94 million in the United States and 178 million worldwide, is marking time a little. If the film is a success in particular because of its modest budget (67 million), it will have at heart to finish not far from the 298 million dollars of the second opus. To be continued.

Lupita Nyong'o in A Quiet Place: Day 1.

Lupita Nyong'o in A Quiet Place: Day 1.

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US box office for July 4-7, 2024 (estimates)

1 Despicable Me 4 $122,600,325 $122,600,325 $229,539,325 1
2 Inside Out 2 $37,000,000 $533,823,699 $1,216,923,699 4
3 A Quiet Place: Day 1* $25,770,000 $94,356,771 $178,156,771 2
4 Bad Boys: Ride or Die $8,200,000 $177,359,121 $360,159,121 5
5 MaXXXine $6,705,038 $6,705,038 $7,814,038 1
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