‘Minions’ Box Office Embarrasses Disney Pixar’s ‘Lightyear’

Families turned out in droves this holiday weekend to see 'The Rise of Gru' but not the 'Toy Story' spinoff.


Families voted with their dollars as the Minions: The Rise of Gru box office absolutely destroyed and embarrassed the Disney Pixar Lightyear movie.

And Minions did it in only a weekend.

Minions: The Ris of Gru, which opened this weekend, has made over $202 million at the worldwide box office which blows away Lightyear‘s $187 million worldwide in more than two weeks of release.

Domestically, Minions has also brought in the Independence Day 4-day opening record of $127.9 million, which is above expectations and obliterates Disney Pixar’s Toy Story spinoff which only has a total domestic box office of $105 million.

The Minions: The Rise of Gru domestic opening is also the highest of the Despicable Me movies and is on par with the 2015 Minions movie that made over $1.1 billion at the box office.

In its third weekend of release, Lightyear dropped another 64% and brought in only $6.574 million, giving it the #6 movie of the 4th of July holiday weekend getting beat out by The Black Phone, Jurassic World: Dominion, Elvis, Top Gun: Maverick, and the aforementioned Minions: The Rise of Gru.

Disney Marvel’s Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness is basically nowhere to be found this weekend and it actually got beat by a much better Multiverse movie with Everything Everywhere All at Once. It’s safe to say, as I said, Doctor Strange 2 underperformed and won’t hit a billion dollars at the box office, something it should have easily done following Spider-Man: No Way Home. Up next for Marvel this week is Thor: Love and Thunder, but it seems to be another woke-infested Kevin Feige mess, so similar to Doctor Strange 2, it will probably have a big opening, but if fans aren’t happy like they have been with all of Feige’s Phase 4 garbage, I expect word-of-mouth will quickly kill any legs the movie might have.

Check out this weekend’s box office numbers below.

Minions Rise of Gru Box office

July 1-3 box office:

1. Minions: The Rise of Gru: $108,510,000 (domestic) / $202,210,000 (worldwide)

2. Top Gun: Maverick: $25,545,000 / $1,108,520,367

3. Elvis: $19,000,000 / $113,520,000

4. Jurassic World Dominion: $15,650,000 / $824,513,935

5. The Black Phone: $12,300,000 / $74,416,325

6. Lightyear: $6,574,000 / $187,562,663

7. Mr. Malcolm’s List: $851,853 / $851,853

8. Everything Everywhere All at Once: $551,974 / $91,488,671

9. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness: $390,000 / $951,374,185

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