Minions opened in China over the weekend, and its box office debut was, well, bananas. Lol!
An estimated $20.1 million opening in China has seen Despicable Me spin off, Minions, become the second-highest grossing animation of all time.
‘Minions’ is second-highest grossing animation: Movie records box office success
It’s also the biggest opening for an animated movie in China.
Following the opening, the movie’s international gross is now $748 million, which combined with it’s $332 million in the US, gives a total $1.08 billion.
It has now surpassed Toy Story 3 on the list of the highest grossing animated movies ever.
The Illumination Entertainment project is now second only to Frozenwhich grossed a staggering $1.28 billion worldwide.
Minions is just one more hit in a string of successes for Universal, which has had a banner year at the box office thanks to Jurassic World, Furious 7, Pitch Perfect 2, Fifty Shades of Grey, and Straight Outta Compton.
Back in August, the studio officially crossed $5.53 billion at the global box office, setting the record for the highest-grossing year ever for a movie studio.