Photo credit:  DESPICABLE ME 3, Minions, 2017. ©Universal Pictures/courtesy Everett Collection, CP Images

Despicable Me 4 ruled the July 4th box office with one of the biggest openings of the year. The sequel raked in $122.6 million in its first five days and has already earned $230 million worldwide. Inside Out 2, the top-earning film of 2024 so far, took second place with $30 million, followed by A Quiet Place: Day One in third place with $21 million. The new horror movie MaXXXine ($6.7 million) and the faith-based film Sound of Hope: The Story of Possum Trot ($3.2 million) rounded out the top five.