The new film in the DESPICABLE ME spin-off MINIONS has scored the second-biggest opening weekend for an animated film in North American box office history with a $115.2 million (£72 million) haul.
The impressive debut falls just short of the record held by Shrek the Third, which raked in $121.6 million (£76 million) upon its release in 2007.
Minions, which features the voices of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm, also made history with the biggest single day takings ever for a cartoon feature in North America, after striking gold with $46.2 million (£28.9 million) on Friday (10Jul15) alone.
The movie’s huge success replaces Jurassic World at number one; the dinosaur epic slips to two with a strong $18.1 million (£11.3 million) in its fifth week after stomping all over its competition for the past month.
Another animated family comedy, Inside Out, takes third place with $17.1 million (£10.7 million), with Terminator Genisys and new horror film The Gallows rounding out the new top five
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