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Refresh for latest…: Coming in slightly above the estimates we reported on Saturday, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise Of Gru has boogied to an $87.2M weekend at the international box office. That lifts the offshore cume to $93.7M for $202.2M worldwide to date. The Rise Of Gru, the latest entry in the globe’s biggest animated franchise,
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Moviegoing is definitely back with viewers flocking to franchise films that 1) continue to roll out in the first sustained barrage of big new titles since Covid, and 2) continue to do huge business as they stick around in theaters. They’re sucking up screens and exacerbating a release-pattern quandary for independent distributors seeking signs that
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After releasing early in Australia last weekend, Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise Of Gru is looking groovy at the international box office, adding $14.6M in 39 new offshore market openings across Wednesday and Thursday. Coupled with Oz’s first week, the running offshore cume through yesterday is $22.5M. A further 21 markets open today including the UK
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Universal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru has grabbed the best previews for an animated movie during the pandemic with $10.75M. That’s purely from showtimes that started yesterday at 2PM from 3,350 theaters. This, no doubt, bodes for another excellent weekend at the summer box office. That beats the $6.25M combined two day previews of Paramount’s Sonic
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We gotta wait a little while longer for Denis Villeneuve’s Dune: Part Two as Warner Bros has moved the Legendary film from Oct. 20, 2023 to Nov. 17, 2023. The new release date for Dune: Part Two has been a traditional launch pad for Warner Bros. having opened many Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts movies in that pre-Thanksgiving space as well as Justice League. However,
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After a two year delay due to the pandemic, Illumination/Universal’s Minions: The Rise of Gru, the fifth movie in the Despicable Me/Minions universe, arrives looking to lead the Independence Day domestic box office with $70M-$80M over 4-days, and another $70M+ abroad for a potential $150M global launch. There are no other major studio wide entries over July 4th
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The season one finale of Disney+/Lucasfilm’s Obi-Wan Kenobi drew a 5-day Wednesday through Sunday audience of 1.8M U.S. households, which is 20% higher than the Wednesday through Sunday 5-day pull for The Book of Boba Fett finale which clocked 1.5M U.S. households. This comes from Samba TV which measures streaming viewership in 3M U.S. terrestrial TV households
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