2 August 2013 4:29 PM, PDT | Box Office Mojo | See recent BoxOfficeMojo.com news »

Continuing the Summer's winning streak, aggregate domestic box office in the month of July came in at an excellent $1.37 billion. That isn't quite a new record for the month, though it does make it the second-highest-grossing month of all-time behind July 2011 ($1.395 billion). Overall, Summer 2013 box office is up 11 percent year-to-year. Even if August is awful*which is possible, though unlikely*the season will still be the highest-grossing one ever at the domestic box office.July box office was driven primarily by Despicable Me 2, which earned as much as the next three titles combined. Building on goodwill from the first movie, the animated sequel finished the month with a fantastic $314 million, which ranks sixth all-time among animated movies. Overseas, it's doing fantastic business as well, and could end its run with over $800 million worldwide. This is great news for Universal Pictures, which already has a Minions spin-off scheduled for next Christmas. »

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