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Despicable Me 3 wins the weekend, Baby Driver debuts strong

Gru and his Minions returned this weekend, and managed to wipe out all the competition. Here’s what went down:

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3, while down from the previous film’s opening weekend gross, still had a solid debut, bringing in an estimated $80 million. That’s slightly off from the previous film’s $83 million debut, and far off from Minions‘ $115 million two years ago. However, there’s still life in the franchise, to be sure.

Debuting in second place with an estimate $19 million is Baby Driver, the latest from Edgar Wright. That will bring the film’s total since opening on Wednesday to $27 million, a strong showing for the director and his ensemble cast.

As for the rest of the top five, Transformer: The Last Knight suffers a steep 64% drop to land in third place with an estimated $16 million. Wonder Woman is right behind it in fourth place with $15 million, while Cars 3 closes things out in fifth with $11 million.

So, to recap, here were our predictions:

1) Despicable Me 3 – $98 million
2) Baby Driver – $19 million
3) Transformers: The Last Knight – $18 million
4) Wonder Woman – $16 million
5) Cars 3 – $14 million

And here’s how the weekend is estimated to turn out:

1) Despicable Me 3 – $80 million
2) Baby Driver – $19 million
3) Transformers: The Last Knight – $16 million
4) Wonder Woman – $15 million
5) Cars 3 – $11 million

Next weekend sees the release of Spider-Man: Homecoming, Be sure to check back on Friday to see our predictions!

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About Andy Burns

Andy Burns is the Interactive Content Editor for SiriusXM Canada, and has been the Editor-In-Chief of the pop culture website Biff Bam Pop! since its inception in 2008. He is also a Staff Writer for Rue Morgue Magazine. Andy's book, Wrapped In Plastic: Twin Peaks, was published in 2015 by ECW Press. His next book, on Stephen King's The Stand, will be published by Cemetery Dance in 2018.

Posted on July 2, 2017, in Andy Burns, Andy Burns/Andy B, box office predictions, General, movies and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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