The Rise Of Gru Scores Biggest July Fourth Opening Ever With $202 Million Globally

“Mr. Malcolm’s List” was the only other wide, new release this weekend, and Bleeker Street’s period drama simply couldn’t hang with the rest of the heavy-hitters. The film earned a mere $1 million through Monday, putting it at number seven for the weekend. That means this one will have to hope for the VOD crowd to take notice, perhaps filling a need for the “Bridgerton” crowd. 

Meanwhile, “Everything Everywhere All At Once” increased its earnings by nearly 5% on its 15th weekend, adding $551,900 to the bank for a grand total of $91.4 million worldwide. Amazingly enough, if it keeps on marching, $100 million worldwide could be in reach. “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness” landed at number nine with $391,000 as its domestic run has petered out. It did, however, cross $951 million globally in what will likely be its final milestone, especially now that the movie is on Disney+.

Lastly, A24’s critical darling “Marcel the Shell with Shoes on” expanded to 22 theaters and made $225,400 for a great $11,700 per-screen average. If the expansion continues to go well, this could end up being a sneaky little hit for the indie studio.

Looking ahead, Marvel takes another crack at it with “Thor: Love and Thunder” this Friday, which will all but certainly take the box office crown. It’s just a matter of how much “Minions” can hold its own against the God of Thunder.

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