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‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Sets July 4th Box Office Record with $125 Million Opening

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” set a record for
the highest-grossing movie opening for a Fourth of July weekend. Photo via @UniversalPics Twitter

Minions: The Rise of Gru” has set a record for the highest-grossing movie opening for a Fourth of July weekend, hauling in $125.1 million Friday through Monday at North American theaters, according to industry estimates released Monday.

Universal’s animated film, the latest installment in the “Despicable Me” franchise, surpassed the $115.9 million made over the four-day holiday weekend in 2011 by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon.”

Top Gun: Maverick” continued its amazing run, pulling in another $33 million in its sixth week in theaters in the United States and Canada for a cumulative domestic total of $571 million, Comscore reported.

Elvis” was third with $23.5 million in its second week in theaters.

“Jurassic World Dominion” took fourth place with $19.7 million in its fourth week, followed by “The Black Phone” with $14.4 million in its second week.

Rounding out the top 10 domestic releases, as estimated by Comscore, were “Lightyear” ($7.8 million), “Mr. Malcolm’s List” ($1 million), “Everything Everywhere All at Once” ($673,328), “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” ($483,000) and “Jugjugg Jeeyo” ($389,000).

City News Service contributed to this article.

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