Tuesday, July 14, 2015
'Minions' Makes a Mint
Minions has opened to a whopping $115 million weekend in North America alone. Just a few weeks back Pixar's Inside Out opened to a box-office kerching north of $90m and we thought that was pretty impressive by any standards. This however is not just the biggest animation film of the year so far but is also the second biggest opening for any animated movie ever, behind only Shrek The Third. This is added to an already impressive haul of $125m overseas.
The Minions will return in 2017's Despicable Me 3 which is already in the works, but based on this performance it's pretty much unthinkable that there won't be more standalone Minion movies as well. The little yellow dudes have done what their masters could only dream of doing, and conquered the world.
Posted by Chris Perkins
Chris writes about movies, games, TV and other stuff you love, and has written for places including MyM magazine, Rant Gaming, KillStreakMedia and Anime UK News. He particularly specialises in the field of animation and spends far too much time watching cartoons for a grown up. He regrets nothing. Follow him at @misterchristor.