NORTH AMERICA: Wednesday Report: ‘Minions’ Hits $157M in Six Days, Outpacing ‘Despicable Me 2’; ‘The Gallows’ Claims $13.2M 6-Day Start

Universal reports that Minions tacked on another $11.505 million on Wednesday, giving the blockbuster prequel a six-day domestic total of $157.01 million. That puts the animated flick 2 percent ahead of where Despicable Me 2 stood at the same point in release two summers ago.

In second place, Inside Out was off 49 percent from last Wednesday to $2.58 million yesterday. Pixar’s latest smash hit has tallied $292.5 million domestically through 27 days of play — putting it 25 percent ahead of the pace of Up, whose final $293 million domestic gross will be surpassed by Inside Out on Thursday.

Jurassic World was off 41 percent from last week to $2.2 million on Wednesday. That gives the mega blockbuster a domestic take of $597.8 million, 7 percent more than Marvel’s The Avengers earned through the same point in release.

Terminator Genisys slid 45 percent from last Wednesday to $1.51 million yesterday. Its 15-day domestic take is an underwhelming $74.1 million.

Filling out the top five, Magic Mike XXL took in $1.48 million yesterday, off 46 percent from last Wednesday. Its 15-day haul stands at $52.9 million.

Meanwhile, The Gallows took in $0.954 million on Wednesday for a six-day total of $13.18 million, while Self/Less earned $0.89 million for a six-day cume of $6.94 million.

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