The Universal bandwagon rolled on as Minions - its Despicable Me spin-off with Illumination Entertainment - delivered the second biggest animated launch ever at the North American box office.


Only Shrek The Third has opened higher over three days on $122.5m in May 2007.

Universal stablemate Jurassic World finished second on $18.1m and has generated $590.6m after five sessions, while Disney-Pixar’s Inside Out in third has amassed $283.6m after four.

Warner Bros’ horror film The Gallows arrived in fifth place on $10m in 2,720 theatres, while focus opened the Ryan Reynolds thriller Self/Lessat number eight on $5.4m from 2,353.

Bollywood title Baahubali: The Beginning debuted via Blue Sky Cinema at number nine on $3.6m from 236 for a powerful $15,148 per-site average.

Overall box office for the top 12 climbed 57.6% against last weekend and 31.3% compared to the same session in 2014.

This week’s wide releases are Marvel Studios’ Ant-Man starring Paul Rudd via Buena Vista and the Amy Schumer comedy Trainwreck directed by Judd Apatow for Universal.

Estimated top 10 North America July 10-12
Film (Dist) / Est wkd gross / Est total to date

1 (1) Minions (Universal/Illumination) Universal Pictures International $115.2m –

2 (2) Jurassic World (Universal) Universal Pictures International $18.1m $590.6m

3 (1) Inside Out (Buena Vista-Pixar) Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures International $17.1m $283.6m

4 (3) Terminator Genisys (Paramount/Skydance) Paramount Pictures International $13.7m $68.7m

5 (-) The Gallows (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $10m –

6 (4) Magic Mike XXL (Warner Bros) Warner Bros Pictures International $9.6m $48.4m

7 (5) Ted 2 (Universal-MRC) Universal Pictures International $5.6m $71.6m

8 (-) Self/Less (Focus Features) FilmNation $5.4m –

9 (-) Baahubali: The Beginning (Blue Sky Cinema) $3.6m –

10 (6) Max (Warner Bros-MGM) Warner Bros Pictures International-MGM $3.4m $33.7m