What Finally Killed the Dinosaurs? Minions


Minions, the 3-D prequel to Despicable Me, made bananas amounts of money this weekend, pulling in $115.2 million. It passed Toy Story 3 as the second-biggest animated-movie opening ever, though it couldn’t usurp Shrek 2 for the record. (Initial predictions suggested that it would beat Shrek.) The little yellow buggers managed to knock Jurassic World out of the top spot, after Inside Out and Terminator Genisys both failed to do so. Jurassic World made $18.1 million, bringing its domestic total to a still-colossal $590 million, while Inside Out made $17.1 million for a domestic haul of $283 million. Pixar’s animated movie about anthropomorphic emotions is the highest-grossing film to not have debuted at No. 1. Terminator Genisys, meanwhile, continues to sputter, making $13.7 million for a $68.7 million domestic total. Maybe the next Terminator film will spell its title correctly.

Found-footage horror movie The Gallows made $10 million, just edging out the super-sexy Magic Mike XXL, which earned $9.6 million (presumably all in singles). Do I Sound Gay?, the documentary that examines the role of “gay voice” in culture, made $11,000 in just one theater, while Boulevard, Robin Williams’s final film, made $7,000 in one theater.