“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.