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Despicable Me 2 tops opening weekend chart

Published on: 3rd July 2013

Debuting with £9.95m, plus £4.87m from previews, the Despicable Me 2 now sits at the top of the 2013 opening weekend chart.despicable_me_2_2013_movie-

Despicable Me 2 delivered the biggest opening for an animation since Toy Story 3. Universal has now scored three of the five biggest openings of the year so far, also including Les Miserables (£8.13m) and Fast & Furious 6 (£8.72m).

In terms of animations, Despicable Me 2 is the top performer of the year, beating the debuts of Wreck-It Ralph (£4.53m) and The Croods (£5.37m, including £1.85m previews). However, Despicable Me 2 faces a big challenge from the imminent arrival of Disney-Pixar’s Monsters University.

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