This past weekend was big for the Box Office. Not so much because the highly anticipated minions finally hit the theaters, but because it was a holiday weekend due to the fourth of July. Besides Steve Carell’s “Despicable Me 2,” Johnny Depp’s “The Lone Ranger,” and Kevin Hart’s comedy concert film “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” were also released. On Monday, July 8, BoxOffice.com updated their charts to highlight the top 10 movies this weekend.
Universal’s animated “Despicable Me 2” unsurprisingly won the weekend with an impressive $82.5 million. The first installment opened with $56 million back in 2010. The minion sequel had showings as early as Tuesday though, bringing its domestic total to $142 million, for a worldwide sum of $293.2 million.
“The Lone Ranger,” although it debuted at number two, didn’t do so hot. The Walt Disney picture failed to impress with a low $29.4 million, for a worldwide total of just $73.2 million. With a reported budget of $200 million, the film is a long way from making a profit.
“Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain,” the third new release, debuted at number eight with $10 million. Although the number might seem low, it’s a lot for its comedy concert film genre. In fact, it’s te second highest weekend total for a stand-up comedy show.
Below are the top 10 films this weekend from Friday, July 5, through Sunday, July 7:
- “Despicable Me 2” $82.5 million
- “The Lone Ranger” $29.4 million
- “The Heat” $25 million
- “Monsters University” $19.5 million
- “World War Z” $18.2 million
- “White House Down” $13.5 million
- “Man of Steel” $11.4 million
- “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” $10 million
- “This is The End” $5.8 million
- “Now You See Me” $2.7 million
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