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Officially standing as the second-biggest opening for an animated movie in history behind “Shrek the Third”, ‘Minions’ smashed the weekend’s box office raking in a huge $115.2 million on its debut weekend. “Shrek the Third” is the reigning champ with $121.6 million on its opening in 2007, ahead of “Toy Story 3” which opened to $110.3 million. The spin-off to “Despicable Me” also took the international box office by storm earning $124.3 million with a worldwide estimate of $395.7 million.

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'Minions' Dethroned 'Jurassic World' and 'Inside Out' at the Box Office

‘Minions’ Dethroned ‘Jurassic World’ and ‘Inside Out’ at the Box Office

“Jurassic World” is up one spot from last week in second place, taking and estimated $18.1 million in its fifth weekend at the box office with a domestic total of $590.7 million. Last week’s top contender “Inside Out (2015)” takes third place this week earning $17.1 million from 3,644 theaters for a domestic total of $283.6 million. The very disappointing “Terminator Genisys is in fourth place this week with $13.7 million. Horror movie “The Gallows” sneaks in at fifth place, nabbing a respectable $10 million domestically.

Quick look at the top-grossing pictures in North American theaters, courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

1. “Minions” – $115.2 million

2. “Jurassic World” – $18.1 million

3. “Inside Out (2015)” – $17.1 million

4. “Terminator Genisys” – $13.7 million

5. “The Gallows” – $10 million

6. “Magic Mike XXL” – $9.6 million

7. “Ted 2” – $5.6 million

8. “Selfless” – $5.4 million

9. “Max” – $3.6 million

10. “Spy” – $3.4 million