Weekends with Alex Witt at the box office

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(L - R) Gru (STEVE CARELL) talks with Margo (MIRANDA COSGROVE) and Agnes (ELSIE FISHER)
(L - R) Gru (STEVE CARELL) talks with Margo (MIRANDA COSGROVE) and Agnes (ELSIE FISHER)
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They may be little, but the minions of Despicable Me 2 dropped big numbers at the box office. Despicable Me 2’s Wednesday opening of around $34.3 million was followed by burgeoning figures throughout the July 4 weekend. The movie gave Universal its most successful five-day gross with $142.1 million, according to Forbes.

Comedies earned more than laughs this weekend. Lionsgate’s Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain debuted on just 876 screens with an outstanding $17.46 million. Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy maintained some heat and pulled in another estimated $24 million. Seth Rogen’s This Is the End did not end its box-office run and grossed $5.8 million this weekend, upping its domestic total to $85 million.

Hollywood’s typical leading men were not all leaders this weekend. Disney’s “Lone Ranger” left Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer lonely at the box office as it works to make up its $220 million cost, and the Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx flick, White House Down, dropped 46% for a $13.5 million second weekend.

There were some men of steel that did not fall below expectations this weekend. Man Of Steel entered its fourth week and became the third-biggest non-sequel comic book superhero film. The man with looks of steel, Brad Pitt, held on in World War Z with $18.2 million for its third weekend.

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Weekends with Alex Witt at the box office

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