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Box Office Report for the Week of July 3rd

Minions: The Rise of Gru is the undisputed champion of the Fourth of July weekend, as it not only created a social media movement where audience members arrived to see it dressed up in a suit and tie, but it has made over $100 million this weekend alone, ranking it atop one of the highest-grossing films of the July 4th weekend!

As Tom Cruise turns 60 today, he’ll be happy to know that Top Gun: Maverick is still uniting moviegoers around the world, not only on Memorial Day but on July 4th as well. The film only dipped at 13% compared to last week and has raked in over $25 million for July 4th.

Baz Luhrmann‘s Elvis dropped at 39% this week and accumulated only $19 million for its second weekend. Still, its opening week numbers were *very* impressive, especially for a non-franchise movie to make as much as it did during the pandemic is something to cheer about.

Jurassic World Dominion dropped to fourth place this week, only raking in about $15 million, with The Black Phone in fifth position with $12 million. And we can safely say that Lightyear has officially been a box office dud, dropping at 63% for the July 4th weekend, and only raking in $6 million during the week, which isn’t impressive considering the major theatrical pull Disney and Pixar were giving for the film.

Here’s the full list of top 10 films of the week:

  1. Minions: The Rise of Gru (Universal): $108.5M – 4,931 theatres
  2. Top Gun: Maverick (Paramount): $25.5M (-13.7%) – 3,843 theatres
  3. Elvis (Warner Bros): $19M (-39.1%) – 3,932 theatres
  4. Jurassic World Dominion (Universal): $15.6M (-41.5%) – 3,801 theatres
  5. The Black Phone (Universal): $12.3M (-48%) – 3,156 theatres
  6. Lightyear (Disney): $6.5M (-63.8%) – 3,800 theatres
  7. Mr. Malcolm’s List (Bleecker Street): $851.853 – 1,384 theatres
  8. Everything Everywhere All At Once (A24): $551.974 (+4.9%) – 607 theatres
  9. Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness (Disney): $390.000 (-78.1%) – 590 theatres
  10. Marcel the Shell with Shoes On (A24): $258.438 (+62.1%) – 22 theatres

Source: Box Office Mojo

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Written by Maxance Vincent

Maxance Vincent is a freelance film and TV critic, and a recent graduate of a BFA in Film Studies at the Université de Montréal. He is currently finishing a specialization in Video Game Studies, focusing on the psychological effects regarding the critical discourse on violent video games.

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