MEXICO: The Minions Edge Out 'Turbo' Debut
on July 24, 2013
Despicable Me 2 is gearing up to be one of the biggest hits of the year in Mexico. The animated sequel grossed $3.7 million over the weekend, reaching a $39 million total. The Minions' weekend victory was enough to lift Despicable Me 2 over Monsters University's cume. The Pixar prequel also ranks as one of the biggest films of 2013 in Mexico with a $36.8 million total over five weeks. It only took Despicable Me 2 three weeks to overtake the Pixar release.
Turbo proved yet again that Mexican audiences are loyal to animated movies. The film narrowly lost out to Despicable Me 2 for the top spot after a $3.6 million opening weekend. The Lone Ranger took a back seat to the animated duo, placing third in its Mexican premiere with $3.5 million. Pacific Rim fell 54% from its opening weekend but still managed to rake in a healthy $2.5 million hold. Guillermo del Toro's latest spectacle has grossed $11.5 million in the Mexican director's home country.
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