‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ breaks July 4 weekend domestic box office record

The Universal/Illumination release performed well ahead of expectations.Creating new optimism about the return of the family audience to cinemas, Minions-The-Rise-of-Gru-2022-movie-posters/”>Minions: The Rise of Gru ended the long holiday weekend in North America with a four-day box office gross of 123.1m, a record for an Independence Day release.The Universal/Illumination animated sequel performed well ahead of expectations and by the end of the Monday holiday in the US had out-grossed previous July 4 long weekend record holder Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which took 115.9m in 2011.A three-day domestic total of 107m ranked The Rise of Gru behind the original Minions film,

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