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Despicable Me 4 and Inside Out Dominate 4th of July Box Office with Explosive Success

4th of July Box Office Success: Despicable Me 4 and Inside Out Dominate with Record-breaking Numbers

Gru and his lovable minions make a smashing return to the big screen with Despicable Me 4, kicking off the 4th of July weekend with a bang. The animated action comedy raked in an impressive $27 million on its opening day and is projected to bring in a total of $120 million during the holiday weekend.

The film’s success is not surprising given the popularity of the Despicable Me/Minions franchise, which has consistently set top-grossing standards. With an ‘A’ CinemaScore, Despicable Me 4 is holding its ground against other blockbusters like Inside Out 2, A Quiet Place: Day One, Bad Boys: Ride or Die, and Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter One.

Inside Out 2, the heartwarming Pixar flick, also enjoyed a successful debut, grossing over $154.2 million in its opening weekend. The film is on track to surpass $500 million in North America, making it the third animated film to achieve this milestone. A Quiet Place: Day One and Bad Boys: Ride or Die are also expected to have strong showings at the box office, with projections of $31 million and over $175 million, respectively.

Unfortunately, Horizon: An American Saga – Chapter One seems to be struggling to connect with audiences, projected to barely touch the $22 million mark by the end of its second weekend. The film’s somber box office numbers stand in stark contrast to the lighthearted and endearing narratives of Despicable Me 4 and Inside Out.

Overall, the 4th of July weekend box office is heating up with animated family flicks leading the charge. Audiences are in for a treat as these films continue to captivate viewers and bring in impressive box office numbers.

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