Most box office attention lately has been focused on the continued record-shattering success of Jurassic World, the strength of Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation from week to week, the face-plant performance of Fantastic Four, and the big opening performance of Straight Outta Compton. But while everyone’s been distracted by those admittedly interesting and worthwhile discussions, one other film is breaking records and climbing the all-time box office ladder to comparatively (and oddly) muted media attention.
Minions, the third entry in the Despicable Me franchise, had another big week in which it took at least $35 million in global receipts. The cartoon comedy has now passed $960 million at the worldwide box office. It’s managed this feat without yet having finished its rollout in Europe, and it won’t open in China until next month. At this rate, the film will fly past $1 billion and looks like it might break into the top ten highest grossing films of all time.