Jul 04

“Despicable Me 3” takes down the competition with $75.4 million debut weekend

Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment(HOLLYWOOD) — Despicable Me 3 nailed down the top spot at the weekend box office with an estimated $75.4 million haul, but the news wasn’t all good for the latest film in the franchise. The animated feature fell $10 million shy of the debut of its predecessor, Despicable Me 2.

It was a different story for Baby Driver, Edgar Wright’s comedy/thriller starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey and Jamie Foxx. The film, which opened on Wednesday earned $9 million and beat expectations, earning an estimated $21 million over the three-day weekend.

 

Transformers: Last Knight took third place with an estimated $17 million take. It’s total earnings currently stand at over $102 million stateside and $327.8 worldwide.

 

Wonder Woman, in fourth place, wasn’t finished shattering records. It added another $15.57 million, bringing its total to over $346 million domestically and $708 million worldwide. It’s now the third-largest release among all DC Comics-based features and one of the top 100 films globally.

 

Rounding out the top five is Disney’s Cars 3, raking in another $9.5 million, for a total of $120 million here in the states. It tacked on another $53 million worldwide. ABC News is owned by Disney.

 

The House, starring Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler, debuted outside the top five, with just $9 million. It’s on a course to becoming the lowest debut for a film in which Ferrell has starred.

Here are the top 10 movies from Friday through Sunday, with estimated weekend gross ticket sales:

1. Despicable Me 3, $75.4 million
2. Baby Driver, $21 million
3. Transformers: Last Knight, $17 million
4. Wonder Woman, $15.57 million
5. Cars 3, $9.5 million
6. The House, $9 million
7. 47 Meters Down, $4.68 million
8. The Beguiled, $3.25 million
9. The Mummy, $2.78 million
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, $2.4 million

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