Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Search   
Empire Magazine and iPad
Follow Me on Pinterest YouTube Tumblr Viber
Empire
Trending On Empire
The Big 2015 Movie Preview
The 50 Best Films Of 2014
Review Of The Year 2014
Download Ex Machina
Before the DVD release on 8th June
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.
Take a survey for the chance to win an iPad
Movie News

LATEST HEADLINES
YESTERDAY
Two New Clips Of Michael Fassbender's Macbeth
Something wicked this way comes...
Podcast #162: Hugh Laurie
Is there a doctor in the house?
Keanu Reeves Gets Terrorised In New Knock Knock Trailer
Eli Roth's home invasion horror gets a promo
Release Date For World War Z Sequel
Zombiegeddon continues in 2017
First Look At Meryl Streep As Florence Foster Jenkins
Missing the high notes with Hugh Grant
Reese Witherspoon Goes Magical For Tink
Disney has her playing a live-action Tinker Bell
Kat Dennings Joins The Croods 2
Leslie Mann also aboard the DreamWorks Animation sequel
Whiplash's Melissa Benoist Driven To Lowriders
She'll star in the car culture drama
Justin Lin Brings Bruce Lee To TV
Developing crime drama Warrior for Cinemax
John C. McGinley Faces Horror In The Belko Experiment
Melonie Diaz is also on for the James Gunn-produced film
More Movie News

RELATED NEWS
30 January 2014
Chris Meledandri Talks Despicable Me 3 & More
Ready for single-celled Minions?
More Movie News

RELATED REVIEWS
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Empire Star Rating
Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Empire Star Rating
More new cinemas releases
DVD & Blu-ray releases

Despicable Me 2 Steals US Box Office Crown
The Lone Ranger arrives limping

08 July 2013  |  Written by James White  |  Source: Box Office Mojo

submit to reddit

Despicable Me 2

As America celebrated Independence Day last Thursday, studios hoped to lure families to the cinema on a holiday weekend that is traditionally more about barbecues than blockbusters. But it appears plenty of people had time for Gru and the Minion crew, as Despicable Me 2 soared to an impressive $82.5 million across the three-day weekend, with a huge $142 million since its release.

But it seems audiences are also ready to declare their independence from the Johnny Depp / Jerry Bruckheimer / Gore Verbinski partnership as the trio’s latest adventure outing, The Lone Ranger, arrived with a disappointing $29.4 million over the weekend and $48.9 million all told for the five days. It’s a bad start for a film reportedly costing more than $215 million to make, let alone promote.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy’s cop comedy The Heat fell to third place, but stayed strong with $25 million while Monsters University suffered more from the new toon’s arrival, but still took in $19.5 million at fourth, crossing $216 million after three weeks. World War Z rounded out the top five with $18.2 million.

White House Down fell to $13.5 million in sixth place, ahead of Man Of Steel in seventh with $11.4 million. Kevin Hart’s new comedy special, Let Me Explain, succeeded as counterprogramming against the family films and earning $10 million in the process (with $17 million in the bank since it hit screens on Thursday). This Is The End was down to ninth with $5.8 million and Now You See Me fell to 10th, taking in $2.7 million.

To see a Minion jump on a cowboy’s head in the full studio estimate chart listings, head to Box Office Mojo.


Have Your Say
To comment on this, and all articles, register for free or login now.

James Cameron Still Planning Battle Angel
Says he'll start development in 2017
Disney Re-Scales Pete's Dragon
UPDATE: David Lowery in talks to direct his script


CURRENT HIGHLIGHTS
Who Are The New Mutants?
Fox’s X-Men spin-off features a bunch of fresh faces. Here’s what you need to know...

Stoical Supermen: 10 Quiet Heroes That Get Stuff Done
Silent but deadly...

Ana Lily Amirpour On A Girl Walks Home Alone At Night
'There's nothing sexier than a vampire...'

Rick Baker: Creature By Creature
The make-up effects titan on his greatest creations

12 Of The Weirdest Things Jean-Claude Van Damme Has Done On Camera
Outside of his movies, that is...

Spooks: An Oral History
Cast and crew on the spy smash

Barbarians And Battletrucks: The Weird World Of Mad Max Knock-Offs
20 diversions along the Fury Road

Subscribe to Empire magazine
Empire print magazine

Delivered to your door – with exclusive subscriber only covers each month!

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe to Empire iPad edition
Empire digital magazine

Exclusive and enhanced content – get instant access via your iPad or Android device

Subscribe and save 48%

Subscribe now and save up to 69%
Print, Digital & Package options available Subscribe today!
Empire's Film Studies 101 Series
Everything you ever wanted to know about filmmaking but were afraid to ask...
The Empire Digital Edition
With exclusive extras, interactive features, trailers and much more! Download now
Home  |  News  |  Blogs  |  Reviews  |  Future Films  |  Features  |  Interviews  |  Images  |  Competitions  |  Forum  |  Digital Edition  |  Podcast  |  Magazine Contact Us  |  Empire FAQ  |  Subscribe To Empire  |  Register
© Bauer Consumer Media Ltd  |  Legal Info  |  Editorial Complaints  |  Privacy Policy  |  Bauer Entertainment Network
Bauer Consumer Media Ltd (company number 01176085 and registered address 1 Lincoln Court, Lincoln Road, Peterborough, England PE1 2RF)