Following a record $20.1 million opening weekend in China, Illumination Entertainment’s “Minions” has pushed past “Toy Story 3” to become the second-highest grossing animated film of all time.
With $1.08 billion to date, compared to “Toy Story 3’s” 2010 total of $1.06 billion, “Minions” still has a little way to go before it can challenge the current record-holder: Disney’s “Frozen,” with $1.27 billion.
A prequel to the 2010 hit “Despicable Me,” “Minions” grossed $46.2 million in first day of release in North America in July, a record for an animated movie. To date, the Universal Pictures release has raked in more than $331 million at the domestic box office.
Starring the voices of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Michael Keaton, Allison Janney and Steve Coogan, “Minions” traces the history of the little yellow henchmen from the dawn of time to the 1960s, when they meet superstar villain Scarlet Overkill.
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