The Despicable Me prequel led the rest of the field by debuting at number one with an estimated $115.2 million.
With its impressive debut, Minions scored the second biggest animated opening of all time, surpassing Toy Story 3‘s opening haul of $110.3 million but falling $6.4 million short of Shrek the Third‘s colossal $121.6 million.
Minions may not have scored the biggest animated opening of all time, but it did capture the biggest animated opening day by pulling in an estimated $46.2 million on Friday.
And here we thought The Lion King was number one. SMH.
Check out the weekend’s top ten films at the box office below.
1. Minions $115,200,000
2. Jurassic World $18,100,000
3. Inside Out $17,108,000
4. Terminator: Genisys $13,700,000
5. The Gallows $10,015,000
6. Magic Mike XXL $9,640,000
7. Ted 2 $5,600,000
8. Self/Less $5,379,000
9. Baahubali: The Beginning $3,575,000
10. Max $3,420,000