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Despicable Me 3 opens to $192 million

The minions machine shows no sign of slowing down as animated threequel Despicable Me 3 has opened to outstanding box office results this weekend.

Universal and Illumination’s CGI adventure launched to $75 million in the domestic US market, which when added to the handful of regions it has already launched in, brings the total to $116.9 million.

To add to this, the film launched in 52 further territories this weekend, bringing in an estimated an estimated $95.6 million, meaning the film currently sits at $192.3 million.

“This is an outstanding performance across the board,” Universal’s international distribution chief Duncan Clark told Variety. “We’ve got a number of huge territories yet to release, so this is a very, very strong foundation for us.”

Elsewhere, Edgar Wright’s outstanding heist action film Baby Driver also impressed financially, racing to $21 million from the three-day weekend to take second place. Meanwhile Transformers: The Last Knight is approaching a $68 million weekend overseas, while Pirates of the Carribean: Salazar’s Revenge has hit the $700 million mark for Disney.

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Robert Hutchins is the editor of Licensing.biz and ToyNews. Hutchins has worked his way up from Staff Writer to the position of Editor across the two titles, having spent some six years with both ToyNews and Licensing.biz, and what now seems like a lifetime surrounded by toys. You can contact him by emailing robert.hutchins@bizmedia.co.uk or calling him on 0203 143 8780 You can even follow him on Twitter @RobHutchins3 if ranting is your thing...

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