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Despicable Me 4 Dominates Fourth of July Box Office with $122.6M in Sales

Despicable Me 4 Dominates Fourth of July Box Office with $122.6M in Sales

Despicable Me 4 soared past the box office finish line over the extended 4th of July weekend.

The Illumination animated adventure features Steve Carell, 61, as the voice of master thief Gru, who along with his family and minions, enters witness protection. The film earned $122.6 million over the five-day opening, nearly covering its $100 million budget.

Internationally, Despicable Me 4 garnered an additional $106.9 million, bringing global profits to $229.5 million according to The Numbers.

Inside Out 2 landed in second place, pulling in an estimated $30 million over the weekend. The Disney/Pixar animated comedy, featuring the voices of Amy Poehler and Maya Hawke, helped revive the flagging box office when it was released over Father’s Day weekend in June.

With the addition of the weekend ticket tally, Inside Out 2’s total earnings exceed $1.2 billion, positioning it as the most successful movie of 2024 so far.

A Quiet Place: Day One fell one spot to third, earning $21 million. The thriller, starring Oscar-winner Lupita Nyong’o and Djimon Hounsou, has performed well domestically and internationally. It has a total take of $94.356 million in the US and another $83.8 million worldwide.

MaXXXine debuted in fourth place. The horror film, starring Mia Goth as a murderous Hollywood starlet, enjoyed solid ticket sales of $6.7 million.

This film is the final chapter in the X franchise, which, combined with the second chapter, Pearl, has earned $14.7 million worldwide.

Bad Boys: Ride or Die rounds out the top five with $6.55 million. The action-adventure film, starring Will Smith, Martin Lawrence, and Vanessa Hudgens, has had a successful run, earning $177.3 million in the US and another $182.8 million internationally.

Kevin Costner’s Horizon: An American Saga Chapter 1 fell to sixth place in its second week, earning a disappointing $5.5 million. The three-hour-long film has only earned $22.6 million globally.

Newcomer Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot, from faith-based Angel Films, debuted in seventh place. The fact-based story about a church community of 22 families in Texas that adopted 77 foster children sold $3.2 million worth of tickets.

The futuristic film Kalki 2898-AD filled seats to the tune of $1.8 million, landing in eighth place.

The Bikeriders, starring Austin Butler and Jodie Comer, dropped to ninth, with earnings of $1.3 million.

Kinds of Kindness, featuring Emma Stone and Jesse Plemons, landed in tenth place, earning $860,000.

Fly Me to the Moon, starring Scarlett Johansson and Channing Tatum, will enter the fray next weekend in wide release, along with the fright flicks Lumina and Longlegs.

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