BOX OFFICE: “Minions” make millions as they rise to $116-$130m July 4 Weekend

“Minions: The Rise of Gru” ate up over $10 million Thursday night, added another $38 million Friday and seems to be rolling to a $100 million weekend, $116-130 million by end of business Monday, July 4.

By comparison, Pixar’s “Lightyear” will finally clear the $100 million mark by mid-weekend, with the Universal/Illumination comedy (which “Lightyear” was not) basically doubling the earlier film’s opening weekend.

“Elvis” in on track to clear $20 million on its second weekend, which puts it behind Tom Cruise’s “Top Gun: Maverick,” on track to hold more audience, weekend to weekend, than any film this year. “Maverick” will rack up another $23-24 by Sunday, nearly $27 million by midnight Monday.

“Jurassic World Dominion” will clear $15 million this weekend, after the dust has settled.

More on this as Friday night’s and Saturday’s presale numbers roll in.

About Roger Moore

Movie Critic, formerly with McClatchy-Tribune News Service, Orlando Sentinel, published in Spin Magazine, The World and now published here, Orlando Magazine, Autoweek Magazine
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