Despicable Me 3 Tops Weekend Box Office

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — Universal's animated 'Despicable Me 3' from Illumination Entertainment topped the global box office chart over the holiday weekend, taking in an estimated $75.4M domestically and $171M worldwide, according to figures compiled by comScore.

Featuring voice acting by Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Trey Parker, the Despicable 3 cashes in on the now popular super hero milieu and depicts the various inclemencies suffered by an 'evil genius' character (voiced by Carell) named Gru.

The film, which handly recouped its estimated production budget of $75 million, included music by Pharrell Williams, who recorded the new song "Yellow Light" for the soundtrack.

Paramount's "Transformers: The Last Knight" and Warner Bros. "Wonder Woman" held on to the #2 and #3 spots internationally, adding an additional $85.0M and $29.2M to their cumulative revenue. "Wonder Woman" has now crossed the $700 million mark worldwide.

Domestically, Sony's automobile-themed action movie "Baby Driver" took the #2 spot, notching up $21.0M, but failed to make much of an impact with international movie-fans, adding an additional $8.2M worldwide.

The top 12 worldwide weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 2, are below.

Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $171.0M
Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount Pictures – $85.0M
Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $29.2M
Baby Driver – Sony – $27.8M
Pirates Of The Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Disney – $18.7M
Cars 3 – Disney – $14.5M
Reset (dir. Chang) – Multiple – $13.7M
Mummy, The – Universal – $13.1M
House, The – Warner Bros. – $11.7M
Baywatch – Paramount Pictures – $7.9M
Anarchist From Colony – Megabox – $6.7M
47 Meters Down – Multiple – $5.5M

The top 12 domestic weekend box office estimates, listed in descending order, per data collected as of Sunday, July 2, are below.

Despicable Me 3 – Universal – $75.4M
Baby Driver – Sony – $21.0M
Transformers: The Last Knight – Paramount – $17.0M
Wonder Woman – Warner Bros. – $15.6M
Cars 3 – Disney – $9.5M
House, The – Warner Bros. – $9.0M
47 Meters Down – Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures – $4.7M
Beguiled, The – Focus Features – $3.3M
Mummy, The – Universal – $2.8M
Pirates Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales – Disney – $2.4M
All Eyez On Me – Lionsgate – $1.9M
Big Sick, The – Lionsgate – $1.7M

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