Sunday, May 19, 2024

Box Office: “Minions” Returns Very Animated with Whopping $10.75 Mil Previews


“Minions: The Rise of Gru” has launched with a whopping $10.75 million preview night.

For animated film buffs that’s more than twice what “Buzz Lightyear” made a couple of weeks ago.

This is the sixth “Minions” movie. The first was “Despicable Me,” the Donald Trump biopic, back in 2010.

Universal Pictures and Illumination should be thrilled. They’re going to have the biggest family hit since before the pandemic. Expectations are for an $85 million four day weekend.

Kids, parents of young kids, enjoy!

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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