Box Office: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Going Bananas With Projected $129.2 Million Independence Day Opening

It’s official — the Minions are back.

Universal and Illumination’s “Minions: The Rise of Gru” is setting off fireworks at the Fourth of July box office, projecting a $129.2 million opening over the four-day holiday weekend from 4,400 locations. On a three-day scale, the “Despicable Me” prequel looks to gross $109.4 million — that number would mark the highest domestic opening for an animated film since 2019’s “Frozen 2,” representing a huge bounce back for family-friendly fare after lockdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Illumination production took off to an explosive $10.75 million in Thursday previews, initially setting projections for the long holiday weekend in the range of

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