Tuesday Morning Box Office Report: Despicable Me 3 Dominates, The House Collapses


Gru and his minions took control over the weekend as the third installment (well, technically fourth) in the Despicable Me series topped the box office with $72 million. In keeping with current trends, that puts it a bit below expectations although not disastrously so. It also has little to no direct competition for the rest of July so it should be just fine. In second place, Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver surprised with $21 million, making it Wright’s best opening weekend to date by a long shot. The success of the film would seem to indicate that audiences are starved for original stories right about now (either that or they just really love Ansel Elgort). Transformers: The Last Knight fell to third place, followed by Wonder Woman and Cars 3. Elsewhere, the Will Ferrell / Amy Poehler comedy The House opened outside the top 5 in sixth place with just $8.7 million. That makes it Will Ferrell’s lowest opening weekend ever and the third major comedy to bomb so far this summer.

1. Despicable Me 3 — $72.4M
2. Baby Driver — $21
3. Transformers: The Last Knight — $17M
4. Wonder Woman — $15.7M
5. Cars 3 — $9.7M
6. The House — $8.7M
7. 47 Meters Down — $4.5M
8. The Beguiled — $3.2M
9. The Mummy — $2.9M
10. Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $2.5M

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  • Crane Snorl

    Sean, I have been attempting to expand my increased appreciation of phoebesic test films that underscore your intuition. Can you recommend a plethora of pictures that span this genre. Thanks