Welcome back Beardlings to the Weekend Box Office Breakdown, where we take look at the box office grosses of the 5 most popular movies of the weekend!

As always, here are the numbers courtesy of Box Office Mojo:

  1. Despicable Me 3 – $75,410,275 – New Release
  2. Baby Driver – $21,000,000 – New Release (Wednesday Release)
  3. Transformers: The Last Knight – $17,000,00 – 62.0% Drop
  4. Wonder Woman – $16,100,000 – 35.4% Drop
  5. Cars 3 – $9,524,000 – 60.4%

Lots of good stuff to talk about this week, as per usual.  Starting off with Despicable Me 3, it was a good weekend for Gru and his little yellow pals.  This is the third best opening weekend of the four movie franchise, which may sound bad but it’s going up against the insane $115 million opening of Minions and it is only $8 million away from Despicable Me 2, considering it’s competing against Cars 3, that’s a pretty solid opening weekend.

Next up is Baby Driver, and I am so so happy that this film made some serious money.  I was lucky enough to get out on Wednesday night and go see it and I loved every minute of it.  (Read my review here.) Baby Driver is a fantastic movie and if you haven’t seen it, take the holiday and go check it out.  This is also great for Edgar Wright as this is his biggest domestic opening weekend by a large margin, the next closest one being Scott Pilgrim vs. the World which had an opening weekend of $10.6 million.  Not only that, this is already close to being his highest grossing film (domestically) as it’s 5 day total of $30 million is damn close to the domestic lifetime total of the aforementioned Scott Pilgrim vs the World which grossed $31.5 million.  Good on you Mr. Wright, I think you’ve got a winner here.

Now, about the last three entries in the Top 5 this week: I think the numbers clearly illustrate the contrast between good movies that people are clamoring for and mediocre (or worse) movies that no one really asked for. Yet again, Wonder Woman dropped less than 40%, dropping only 35.4% this week and that is even with Wonder Woman being dropped from 529 theaters. Compare those numbers to Transformers: The Last Knight which dropped 62.0% in it’s second week even despite being added on at 63 theaters. Audiences are speaking out with their wallets and it’s clear that people want Wonder Woman and are luke-warm on Transformers. As for Cars 3, I would say that part of it’s 60.4% drop is due to people being straight up uninterested but Despicable Me 3 also stole some of it’s audience this weekend.

Also of note this week is that The House, the new Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler comedy, didn’t even crack the Top 5, making only $9 million.  Ouch…..

Next week Spider-Man: Homecoming drops and I have no doubt that it will dominate the box office probably raking in upwards of $100 million.  My predictions for next week are as follows:

  1. Spider-Man: Homecoming
  2. Despicable Me 3
  3. Baby Driver
  4. Wonder Woman
  5. Transformers: The Last Knight

What do you think of this weeks box office numbers? How do you think next week will shake out?  Sound off in the comments!

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