China News Agency, Los Angeles, July 3 (Reporter Zhang Shuo) "Minions with big eyes and cute", which reappeared in the arena after a few years, surpassed 100 million at the opening weekend at the box office, promoting a prosperous start to the North American film market in July.
The North American box office statistics website boxofficemojo.com released the latest film market data on July 3. The North American weekend box office (July 1 to 3) of 25 films reported about 191 million US dollars, an increase of more than 40% from the previous month.
For the first time since January 2020, the North American weekend box office remained above $100 million for six consecutive weekends.
"Minions: The Rise of Gru" was undoubtedly the main driver of this weekend's North American box-office rally.
The cartoon, which premiered on July 1, grossed about $109 million at the North American box office within three days, accounting for more than half of the total North American box office during the statistical period.
The film is the fifth film in the "Despicable Me" and "Minions with Big Eyes" series.
The first "Despicable Me," released in 2010, grossed more than $500 million worldwide.
In 2013 and 2017, the second and third films were launched with success, and the global box office exceeded 900 million and 1 billion US dollars one after another.
In 2015, the "Despicable Me" spinoff "Minions" was a hit at the global box office with a global box office of $1.159 billion.
The story of "Minions with Big Eyes: The Prequel of Despicable Me" is a continuation of the 2015 edition, telling the story of a boy Gru and Minions.
At present, the major film review websites have rated it as 56 on MTC and 72% on Rotten Tomatoes.
Some viewers said that the film is full of multicultural colors, continues the "cute + funny" style, and is a relaxed and happy "family fun" movie.
Affected by the diversion of the box office of new films and the reduction of screening halls, the action drama "Top Gun: Maverick" (Top Gun: Maverick) dropped 13.7% month-on-month, ranking second in this round of North American weekend box office rankings with approximately US$25.55 million. .
The film's cumulative North American box office has reached 564 million US dollars, surpassing the 2019 animated film "The Lion King" (The Lion King), which was about 544 million US dollars, and rose to 12th in the North American box office rankings.
In addition to overseas markets, the film's global box office has exceeded 1.1 billion US dollars.
"Elvis," which tells the life story of 20th-century idol star Elvis Presley, fell 39.1% at the box office despite an increase in the number of theaters, and retreated to this round of North America with about $19 million No. 3 on the weekend box office charts.
At present, this musical biopic has a total box office of about 67.32 million US dollars in North America and about 114 million US dollars at the global box office.
"Jurassic World: Dominion," the finale of the "Jurassic World" trilogy, followed, dropping to No. 4 on the list with about $15.65 million over the weekend.
At present, this sci-fi adventure action film has a total box office of about 332 million US dollars in North America and more than 825 million US dollars at the global box office.
The new film "Mr. Malcolm's List", which debuted on the same day as "Minions with Big Eyes: The Prequel to Despicable Me", also entered the top ten at the North American weekend box office this round, ranking seventh with about $850,000. bit.
At present, major film review websites have rated this romantic comedy as 67 on MTC and 80% on Rotten Tomatoes.
It is worth mentioning that the kung fu fantasy film "Everything Everywhere All at Once" starring Chinese film star Michelle Yeoh can be described as powerful.
Since it was released on a large scale in North America on April 8, the film has been in the top 10 weekend box office in North America for 14 consecutive weeks, with the highest ranking at No. 3, and has recently been ranked No. 8.
At present, the major film review websites still have an MTC score of 81 and a freshness rating of 95% on Rotten Tomatoes.
In the new week, the fantasy adventure action film "Thor: Love and Thunder" (Thor: Love and Thunder) will be released on July 8.