Box office: ‘Minions’ second to none with $115.7 million domestic haul

From left, Stuart, Bob, Kevin and Scarlet Overkill appear in a scene from "Minions." (Photo credit: Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

From left, Stuart, Bob, Kevin and Scarlet Overkill appear in a scene from “Minions.” (Photo credit: Illumination Entertainment/Universal Pictures via AP)

The Associated Press

LOS ANGELES — Universal’s “Minions” emerged from their supporting role to take command of theaters over the weekend with a $115.7 million box office haul.

The spinoff of the “Despicable Me” franchise focuses on the evolution of the subservient sidekicks from micro-organisms to henchmen to the world’s most evil villains.

The animated movie easily beat out “Jurassic World,” another Universal film, which is in its fifth weekend of release and ranked a distant second with $18.2 million.

This coming weekend, the “Minions” face a horde of insects in the Marvel superhero film, “Ant-Man.”

The top 20 movies at U.S. and Canadian theaters Friday through Sunday, followed by distribution studio, gross, number of theater locations, average receipts per location, total gross and number of weeks in release, as compiled Monday by Rentrak:

1. “Minions,” Universal, $115,718,405, 4,301 locations, $26,905 average, $115,718,405, 1 week.
2. “Jurassic World,” Universal, $18,151,275, 3,441 locations, $5,275 average, $590,689,595, 5 weeks.
3. “Inside Out,” Disney, $17,665,796, 3,644 locations, $4,848 average, $284,196,100, 4 weeks.
4. “Terminator Genisys,” Paramount, $13,830,369, 3,783 locations, $3,656 average, $68,848,110, 2 weeks.
5. “Gallows,” Warner Bros., $9,808,463, 2,720 locations, $3,606 average, $9,808,463, 1 week.
6. “Magic Mike XXL,” Warner Bros., $9,582,350, 3,376 locations, $2,838 average, $48,301,179, 2 weeks.
7. “Ted 2,” Universal, $5,666,310, 2,171 locations, $2,610 average, $71,684,895, 3 weeks.
8. “Self/Less,” Focus Features, $5,403,460, 2,353 locations, $2,296 average, $5,403,460, 1 week.
9. “Max,” Warner Bros., $3,542,406, 2,088 locations, $1,697 average, $33,826,601, 3 weeks.
10. “Baahubali (Telugu),” BlueSky Cinemas, $3,068,964, 170 locations, $18,053 average, $4,433,887, 1 week.
11. “Spy,” 20th Century Fox, $3,052,681, 1,457 locations, $2,095 average, $103,516,203, 6 weeks.
12. “Amy,” A24 Films, $1,799,780, 341 locations, $5,278 average, $2,140,576, 2 weeks.
13. “San Andreas,” Warner Bros., $1,231,228, 756 locations, $1,629 average, $150,022,103, 7 weeks.
14. “Me And Earl And The Dying Girl,” Fox Searchlight, $661,177, 570 locations, $1,160 average, $5,541,967, 5 weeks.
15. “Dope,” Open Road, $624,894, 380 locations, $1,644 average, $15,480,118, 4 weeks.
16. “Mad Max: Fury Road,” Warner Bros., $617,148, 338 locations, $1,826 average, $150,253,195, 9 weeks.
17. “Avengers: Age Of Ultron,” Disney, $455,764, 338 locations, $1,348 average, $455,238,846, 11 week.
18. “Love & Mercy,” Roadside Attractions, $430,977, 294 locations, $1,466 average, $11,326,741, 6 weeks.
19. “I’ll See You In My Dreams,” Bleecker Street, $353,055, 212 locations, $1,665 average, $6,451,179, 9 weeks.
20. “Pitch Perfect 2,” Universal, $274,060, 284 locations, $965 average, $183,058,230, 9 weeks.

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