Despicable Me 3 Wins the Box Office. Baby Driver Overperforms for Second
Despicable Me 3 won the weekend box office with $75.4 million, which is about $10 million less than Despicable Me 2. That amount is also about $8 million shy of what was predicted for its opening. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore and was about 50/50 male and female. 69% of the viewers were families and 50% were under the age of 13.
The film opene up overseas two weeks ago and added 46 new territories this past weekend. The film brougt in $95.6 million from international box offices for a total of $116.9 million internationally and $192.3 million worldwide so far. There’s still 15 territories to go.
In second place was Baby Driver for Edgar Wright which broughin about $21 million over the three-day weekend and about $30 million over five days. That’s the largest opening for a Wright film and solid buzz drove the film’s earnings higher. That openeing beat expectations, though we expected it to overpeform due to positive buzz. The film received an “A-” CinemaScore with an audience that was 55% male and 61% age 25 and older. You can read our review.
In third place was last week’s champ Transformers: The Last Knight which added $17 million to its total to bring it to $102.1 million domestically. The film also earned $68 million at the international box office with some larger markets still to open. Despite poor reviews the film has earned $429.9 million over two weeks.
Wonder Woman came in fourth place adding $16.1 million to its domestic total to bring it to $346.6 million. The film also crossed another milestone and so far sits at $708.4 million worldwide.
Rounding out the top five was Cars 3 which added $9.5 million to bring its domestic total to bring that to $120.7 million. Worldwide the film has earned $173.8 million.
As far as comic related films…
Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 added $1.4 million to its domestic total to bring that to $383.3 million domestically and $854.5 million worldwide.
Logan added $500,000 over the past week to bring its worldwide total to $615.9 million.
Smurfs: The Lost Village added about $1 million to its total over the week to bring its worldwide take to $194.8 million.
We’ll be back in an hour to dive further into where the comic films stand this year.