Minions, the spin-off from the hugely popular Despicable Me films, has surpassed the earnings from the opening weekend of Despicable Me ($56.4 million) but hasn’t quite managed to beat the $142.1 million its sequel made when it was released in 2013. Both films have gone on to make huge profits. Despicable Me earned $543-million worldwide and the second film earned $970.7.

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It’s hardly surprising the opening weekend of Minions has been so success. Universal Pictures has used some fairly hard sell tactics to ensure it’s the film everyone’s talking about. With adverts everywhere online and even a seemingly swearing Minions Happy Meal toy available in McDonald’s, it’s been difficult to avoid seeing these little yellow creatures. 

Minions centres on the minions as they attempt to find an evil overlord to help. They eventually encounter Scarlet Overkill, a super-villain who is intent on stealing the British monarchy’s Crown Jewels. Sandra Bullock is the voice of Scarlet and Pierre Coffin voices the minions. Other cast members include Steve Coogan, Allison Janney, Jon Hamm and Michael Keaton. 

There’s been a few other new films added to the Box Office this weekend, including horror film The Gallows, in at number 5, and Ryan Reynold’s Self/Less, at number 8. The Indian action movie, Baahubali: The Beginning, rounds off the top ten. 

Minions has knocked Inside Out off the top spot and the animation is now at number 3. Jurassic Park remains at number 2. The rest of the chart comprises of Terminator: Genisys (no.4), Magic Mike XXL (no. 6) and Ted 2 (no.7).

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