“Minions: The Rise of Gru” ignited to 93.7 million from 61 overseas markets and notched one of the biggest pandemic-era opening weekends for an animated film in many of those territories.
Those returns take the fifth installment in Universal and Illumination’s popular “Despicable Me” franchise past 200 million at the global box office. In North America, “The Rise of Gru” debuted to 108 million over the weekend and looks to reach 127.9 million through Independence Day on Monday.
Outside of the U.S. and Canada, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” enjoyed the strongest showing in the United Kingdom and Ireland with 12.9 million, followed by Mexico with 12.4 million and Germany with 4.8 million. Other top-grossing markets include Spain with 3.6 million, Brazil with 3.2 million, Indonesia with 3.4 million and Argentina with 3.3 million.
Kyle Balda directed “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” which takes place in the 1970s as a