Minions Reign Supreme on Independence Day with Despicable Me 4 Surpassing Expectations to Hit $120 Million Weekend Box Office

Los Angeles, California: The highly anticipated movie “Despicable Me 4” is making waves at the box office, raking in an estimated $28 million on Wednesday alone. Despite not having Tuesday previews, the film is on track to reach a whopping $120 million over its first five days, showcasing the growing success of event films in the post-Hollywood strike era. With a projected $70 million weekend take, the fourth installment of the franchise is proving to be a hit among audiences.

Critics on Rotten Tomatoes may have mixed feelings about the film, giving it a 53% rating, lower than its predecessor “Minions.” However, audience reception tells a different story, with an impressive 89% rating for the Chris Renaud and Patrick Delage-directed movie. This positive feedback is contributing to the continued success of the franchise, which has become a multibillion-dollar phenomenon.

“Despicable Me 4” is not just dominating the domestic box office but is also making an impact in 52 international markets, including Mexico, Spain, and Brazil. With $25 million already earned overseas, the global total is expected to reach $200 million by Sunday, solidifying its position as a global blockbuster.

In this latest installment, fans can expect to see Gru, Lucy, and their family facing new challenges as they welcome a new member, Gru Jr. The introduction of new enemies adds a layer of excitement to the storyline, leading to a thrilling adventure that forces the family to go on the run.

The success of the “Despicable Me” and “Minions” universe is evident in its staggering total gross of $4.67 billion worldwide. The franchise’s highest-grossing title remains 2015’s “Minions,” which earned an impressive $1.1 billion. The enduring popularity of the series highlights the universal appeal of these beloved characters, captivating audiences across the globe.