Weekend Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 3′ Dominates Over ‘Baby Driver’
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment‘s Despicable Me 3 earned $75.4 million over the weekend, while Sony’s Baby Driver earned $21 million its first weekend.
The threequel was directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and co-directed by Eric Guillon. The film features the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Trey Parker, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier, Nev Scharrel, Steve Coogan, Jenny Slate, and Julie Andrews and it received an A- CinemaScore from audiences. It is silly and a lot of laughs.
Edgar Wright’s R-rated crime caper Baby Driver, starring Ansel Elgort, Kevin Spacey, Lily James, Jon Bernthal, Eiza Gonzales, Jon Hamm, and Jamie Foxx is Wright’s best opening of his career. The film also received an A- CinemaScore.
Paramount Pictures’ Transformers: The Last Knight dropped down to third place in North America its second weekend.
Warner Bros.’ Wonder Woman with $16.1 million and Disney•Pixar‘s Cars 3 with $9.5 million rounded out the top five.
Opening in sixth place was the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler R-rated comedy The House with a meagre $9 million, which is the worst wide release opening of Ferrell’s career. Directed by Andrew Jay Cohen, the film received a B- CinemaScore.
Here’s your top ten:
1. Despicable Me 3 — $75.4 million
2. Baby Driver — $21 million ($30 mil.)
3. Transformers: The Last Knight — $17 million ($102.1 mil.)
4. Wonder Woman — $16.1 million ($346.6 mil.)
5. Cars 3 — $9.5 million ($120.7 mil.)
6. The House — $9 million
7. The Beguiled — $3.2 million ($3.5 mil.)
8. The Mummy — $2.7 million ($74.5 mil.)
9. Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales — $2.4 million ($165.4 mil.)
10. All Eyez On Me — $1.8 million ($42.7 mil.)
Next weekend Spider-Man: Homecoming swings into theaters.