Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Despicable Me 3’ Debut Dominates Box Office

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Movie audiences apparently found Despicable Me 3 anything but despicable.

Consequently, the animated threequel, featuring the voice of Steve Carell in a double role, earned an estimated $75-million on its weekend debut for a runaway first-place finish.

The runner-up was the debuting action thriller, Baby Driver, with $21-million.

Third place belonged to last weekend’s leader, the science fiction fantasy, Transformers: The Last Knight, which took in $17-million.

And fourth was the holdover hit, Wonder Woman, which earned another $16-million.

The weekend’s other new attraction, The House, the Will Ferrell-Amy Poehler comedy, placed sixth with a total of $9-million.

Overall, industry-wide totals were significantly higher than those of last weekend, but a good deal lower than those of a year ago.

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