New 'Minions' Movie Smashes Box Office Records For 4th Of July Weekend
"Minions: The Rise of Gru" made an estimated $125 million — the most of any July Fourth weekend debut in Hollywood.
Along with the Fourth of July barbecues and fireworks, families went to the movies to kick off the long holiday weekend.
The box office grossed more than $190 million — making it one of the most successful holiday weekends for cinemas this year.
Box office debuts included the regency era rom-com "Mr. Malcom's List" and the animated family favorite "Minions: The Rise of Gru." "Minions" made an estimated $125 million — the most of any July Fourth weekend debut in Hollywood.
The success of Universal's most recent "Minions" movie follows the box office wins of other major movie sequels and franchises like "Top Gun: Maverick" and "Jurassic World: Dominion." Each movie made more than $100 million in their opening weekends. While more audiences are headed back to movie theaters, many are also streaming from the comfort of their own homes.
Hulu's action fantasy film "The Princess" debuted Friday, as did the second half of the fourth season of Netflix's "Stranger Things." The retro sci-fi action series garnered more than 286 million hours of viewership in its opening weekend.
As the long holiday weekend comes to a close, the summer blockbuster season will continue with this week's highly anticipated release of Marvel's "Thor: Love and Thunder."
'John Wick: Chapter 4' opens with franchise-record $73.5 million
This latest chapter also has the highest critics' score on Rotten Tomatoes, a whopping 95%.
'Inside' review: They're never finding Nemo
Willem Dafoe is an accidental homebody in this anxiety-inducing new drama.
'Everything Everywhere' Oscars win opens new doors for Asian actors
After a history of being shunned, Asian actors are now being welcomed as leads.
Migrants fearing deportation set fatal fire, Mexican president says
Officials confirmed more than three dozen people died in the fire.
Remote fitness classes are helping seniors in rural areas in U.S.
Due to the pandemic, a lot of health classes transitioned from in-person to remote delivery, improving access to better health outcomes.
Using improv comedy to gain new social and creative skills
Employees across the U.S. are using improv comedy as a tool for increasing their confidence and becoming more extroverted.