'Despicable Me' Tops US Weekend B-O
JULY 12, 2010 - Gru and his army of Minions manage to dominate the North American Box-Office, taking Despicable Me to the top of the weekend list, grossing an estimated US$60 million. The other new release Predators was far behind, although it still performed admirably compared to past entries in the franchise.
Holdovers The Twilight Saga: Eclipse and Toy Story 3 continued to play well, while The Last Airbender had a considerable drop-off.
Here is the list of the Top 5 North American B-O estimates for July 9 - 11, 2010 weekend, in terms of rank, Movie name (studio), Weekend takings in USD, (Cumulative gross, USD) and week on chart, courtesy of Boxofficemojo.
1. Despicable Me (Universal) $60.1 million ($60.1 mil) 1
2. Twilight Saga: Eclipse (Summit) $33.4 ($237 million) 2
3. Predators (Fox) $25.3 million ($25.3 million) 1
4. Toy Story 3 (Buena Vista) $22.0 million ($340.2 million) 4
5. The Last Airbender (Paramount) $17.1 ($100.2 mil) 2