It seems like Universal/Illumination doesn’t need to wait for the Minions spinoff movie before they start raking in the moolah, as the long 4th of July weekend proved to be a profitable time for Gru and the rest of his crew from Despicable Me 2, which went to the top of the box office and brought in a hefty $82.5 million locally and accrued a total of $142.1 million globally over the holiday period. This also gives the film the biggest 5-day opening for an animated feature and the top 3 day animated opening for July.
It’s not just the sequel that’s raking in, though. According to the Hollywood reporter, Amazon, iTunes, and Google’s Play Store are also showing that the first Despicable Me movie (2010) has become the no. 1 movie download on Amazon and iTunes as of Friday morning, and is the No. 9 rented title on Google Play.