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Despicable Me 4 Hits $230M Global Box Office; Inside Out 2 At $1.217B

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Refresh for latest…: The global and international box office were extra animated this weekend with the expansion of Illumination/Universal’s Despicable Me 4 to domestic as well as another 52 overseas markets. At the same time, Disney/Pixar’s Inside Out 2 continues to jump for joy having reached $1,216.9M globally. It’s also now the No. 5 animated film of all time worldwide and No. 10 internationally. A notable new record places IO2 as the biggest film of all time in Mexico.

DM4, which began a staggered overseas release pattern a few weeks back, now counts $229.5M globally with several key majors still to come including France, Germany, China, UK, Japan, Korea and Italy. The international cume to date is $107M.

Although Inside Out 2 had a slightly bigger overseas weekend ($78.3M) than DM4 ($73M), let’s start with the latter as there were a host of new openings.

In a total 73 markets, DM4’s $107M through Sunday is in line with Minions, above Minions: The Rise of Gru and well above DM3 and DM2 at the same point. In total, 18 of the new markets are estimated to have logged the biggest opening of the franchise, bringing the tally to 24 which have done so thus far.

This wider frame for the return of Gru included such notable new markets as Mexico, Spain and Brazil. Mexico brought in $12.6M. The film had a very strong start on Thursday with $2.5M, the 3rd highest opening day for the franchise and the 4th biggest opening Thursday ever for an animation. Note that around 52 sites were impacted this weekend by Hurricane Beryl. The 4-day $12.6M opening is in line with MinionsDM3 and above MTROG and DM2. Wide holidays begin on July 12.

Brazil grossed $5.9M for the biggest launch of the DM/Minions franchise and the 2nd biggest Illumination opening in the market, narrowly below Super Mario, as well as the 4th biggest animated opening of all time. Winter school holidays run until the end of July.

Spain opened across 808 screens with $5.7M at No.1, well above DM2 and DM and just off MTROG. The Wednesday debut delivered the 2nd biggest opening day of 2024 and the 2nd biggest opening day of the DM/Minions franchise.

Indonesia’s $2.6M came in above DM2Inside Out 2Super Mario and just off DM3. Wednesday, was the 2nd biggest opening day ever for Illumination, the 2nd biggest opening day of the franchise and the biggest opening day of 2024. 

In the Netherlands, $2.6M including six days of previews during which the film was No. 1 each day, places DM4 above MTROGMinions and DM2 (excluding previews). Poland opened with $2.5M at No.1, surpassing the total lifetimes of DM and DM2, performing above Inside Out 2 and just off DM3. The film grossed $900K from four days of previews which is the biggest preview result of the franchise. The UAE at $2M is estimated to have beaten Super Mario to become Illumination’s biggest opening in the market as well as the biggest animated opening of all time. 

Sweden, with $1.9M, notched the 2nd biggest animated opening ever, only behind Frozen 2‘s Christmas start; Vietnam ($1.6M) put Gru at the top of the chart with over 75% market share and surpassing the total lifetime of Super Mario after three days of play. Other No. 1 starts include Central America, Taiwan, Czech Republic, Peru, Malaysia, Norway, Denmark, Turkey and Philippines.

The Top 5 markets to date are Australia ($16.2M), Mexico ($12.6M), Argentina ($6.6M), Brazil ($5.9M) and Spain ($5.7M).

Imax delivered $9.6M in 50 markets globally, including $1.8M from overseas (and with the previously released markets). The Imax worldwide cume is $10.1M as the movie prepares to launch on another 96 Imax screens the UK, France, Germany and more.

Over in Joy-land, Inside Out 2 has now grossed an estimated $1,216.9M worldwide after four weekends, including $683.1M from the international box office. The juggernaut is now the No. 5 animated film of all time globally. Internationally, it is the No. 10 animated release ever, overtaking Incredibles 2 ($635M), Toy Story 4 ($640M) and Toy Story 3 ($652M) during the frame. 

It has also become the biggest movie ever in industry history in Mexico ($90.2M), Colombia, Chile and Uruguay — and the 2nd biggest film of all time across Latin America (behind only Avengers: Endgame).

The weekend generated $78.3M from 45 material overseas markets.With a terrific 31% drop, the Kelsey Mann-helmed pic was No. 1 again in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, Brazil, Korea, Australia and China (the latter non-local). Key markets showing strong holds included Australia (+4%), France (even), Germany (-7%), Korea (-11%), UK (-21%), China (-23%), Brazil (-32%) and Italy (-47%).

Here are the Top 5 grossing markets to date: Mexico ($90.2M), Brazil ($55.3M), UK ($50.3M), Korea ($48.3M) and Italy ($39.6M).

The Imax global cume is $38.1M to date.

Last weekend’s noisy opener from Paramount’s, A Quiet Place: Day One, added another $21.1M from 67 overseas markets, taking the international cume to $83.8M and global to $178.2M. Chile ($450K), Argentina ($400K), South Africa ($280K) and Finland ($130K) each debuted to the biggest start for the franchise. 

The Top 5 overall markets to date are China ($15.6M), Mexico ($8.9M), UK ($7.5M), Australia ($5.3M) and France ($4.2M).

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