UK: 'Despicable Me 2' Posts a $22.5M Start

on July 03, 2013
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despicableme2overseas.jpgIt was a huge weekend for Despicable Me 2 in the United Kingdom. The minions took over the market with a whopping $22.5 million weekend. The animated film's box office tally towered above the competition with a $42,227 per-screen average. The numbers for the animated film include preview screenings from the previous weekend. Man of Steel was far behind, only managing to rake in $3.7 million over the weekend. The weekend was good enough for the Superman reboot to cross the $40 million mark in the United Kingdom, reaching a $40.6 million cume. World War Z was close behind, finishing in third place with a $3.6 million take. The Brad Pitt zombie epic reached the $15 million milestone in its second week of release.

This is the End brought laughs along with its destruction, joining an end-of-the-world themed top four list at the U.K. box office. The raunchy apocalypitic comedy grossed $2.1 million in its opening weekend. It's a good start for the latest Seth Rogen project, which is still far away from reaching the same heights as the Hangover franchise. The Hangover Part III has grossed $29.2 million after six weeks of release in the United Kingdom. Steven Soderbergh's Behind the Candelabra continues to impress in its limited release, reaching a $4.5 million total. The box office run of Soderbergh's latest should turn heads in North America, where the film was passed over for theatrical release.

Box Office Results for the United Kingdom. June 28-30, 2013

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Tags: UK: Despicable Me 2, World War Z, Man of Steel, The hangover part iii, behind the candelabra, this is the end
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