Sunday Update: Despicable Me 2 grossed $88 million from 45 territories over the weekend to take its overseas total to $151.1 million. The figure is more than twice of the performance of its predecessor in the same territories over the same period. It is the biggest opening of all time for an animated film in Latin America, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, South Africa and Vietnam. The film's global total is just shy of the $300 million mark, currently posting a $293.2 million worldwide total.
Despicable Me 2 posted the biggest opening of all time in South Africa and Venezuela. The film opened in 38 markets this weekend, claiming the top spot in 36 of them and coming in on second place in the remaining markets.
Friday Update: Despicable Me 2's global take is now up to a staggering $134.5 million. At this pace, there's little doubt that the sequel will shatter its predecessor's $543 million global total.
Universal reports that DM2 opened #1 in 19 of the 22 new markets where it was released and is holding #1 in the seven territories where it already opened including the U.K. and Ireland, France and Australia where it opened #2 three weeks ago and has now moved to #1.
DM2 is breaking records overseas, including the biggest opening day for an animated film in Indonesia and Trinidad and Universal's biggest opening day ever in Hungary.
Thursday Update: Despicable Me 2 is entering the holiday weekend in North America with $100 million in the bank. The animated film opened in North America to $34.3 million on Wednesday. Despicable Me 2 is the 8th highest North America Wednesday opening of all time and the highest Wednesday opener for Universal.
The film's global total is $100.2 million heading into the weekend. The current $65.9 million overseas gross will see a big boost after the animated movie opens in 38 additional territories over the weekend.