Despicable Me 2Despicable Me 2 easily tops domestic box office

Here’s a quick rundown of the July 5-7, 2013, top twelve movies at the North American box office, according to studio estimates found at Box Office Mojo. As expected, the $76 million-budgeted Despicable Me 2, featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, easily topped the chart with $82.51 million and a five-day cume of $142.07 million. Universal’s animated 3D feature was followed — at a very distant second — by Disney’s The Lone Ranger. Directed by Gore Verbinski, and starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, the $215 million-budgeted comic Western in the style of the Pirates of the Caribbean series took in $29.43 million for a highly disappointing five-day cume of $48.93 million. (Image: Despicable Me 2.)

At no. 3, Paul Feig’s buddy comedy The Heat, starring Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy, raked in $25 million, down an okay 36 percent and cuming at $86.39 million after ten days. Facing stiff competition from Despicable Me 2, Monsters University was down a whopping 57 percent, earning $19.59 million, for a cume of $216.12 million. Monsters University — not Despicable Me 2, as stated in the original version of this post — features the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Helen Mirren.

World War Z passes $150 million milestone

At no. 5, Marc Forster / Brad Pitt’s World War Z grossed $18.2 million, down 39 percent, cuming at $158.75 million — thus passing the $150 million milestone. The zombie flick was followed by Roland Emmerich’s costly actioner White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, which grossed $13.5 million, cuming at $50.47 million.

Zack Snyder / Henry Cavill’s Man of Steel was no. 6 on the domestic chart, with $11,41 million, down 45 percent after losing 1,226 locations. The Superman reboot’s cume currently stands at $271.2 million. New entry Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain was no. 8, with $10.1 million, and a five-day cume of $17.46 million.

Rounding out the top twelve at the domestic box office were the following movies: James Franco / Jay Baruchel’s This is the End with $5.8 million, and a cume of $85.55 million; Jesse Eisenberg’s Now You See Me with $2.77 million, and a cume of $110.41 million; Chris Pine / Zachary Quinto’s Star Trek Into Darkness with $1.31 million, and a cume of $223.06 million; and Paul Walker / Vin Diesel’s Fast & Furious 6 with $1.02 million, and a cume of $235.43 million.

Despicable Me 2 image: Universal Pictures.

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2 Comments to DESPICABLE ME 2 Box Office: The LONE RANGER Massacre

  1. altfilmguide

    Thank you and apologies for the gross error. The text has been amended so that “Despicable Me 2″ features the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig.

  2. notAll3dFilmsAreTheSame

    “Despicable Me 2, featuring the voices of Billy Crystal, John Goodman, and Helen Mirren,” This is the cast for Monsters University, not Despicable Me 2. Please allow for this correction to avoid confusion.

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