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