Despicable Me 3 opens to $192 million

The animated sequel has launched to $75 million domestically and is estimated to have taken $95.6 million from 52 territories this weekend.
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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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