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Box Office Report: Despicable Me 2 claims top spot again; Pacific Rim finishes in 3rd

Box Office Report: Despicable Me 2 claims top spot again; Pacific Rim finishes in 3rd

The Minions are unstoppable right now.

For the second straight weekend, the weird, little guys have helped Despicable Me 2 claim the top spot at the box office. The Universal animated film hauled in $44.8 million domestically and $55.5 million overseas to bring its total gross to $472.4 million in just two weeks.

Grown-Ups 2 debuted in second with $42.5 million, making it star Adam Sandler’s second-best opening ever behind The Longest Yard‘s $58.6 million in 2005. The Sony comedy also stars Chris Rock, Kevin James and David Spade.

Coming in a disappointing third place was Guillermo del Toro’s robots-vs.-monsters epic Pacific Rim, which opened with $38.3 million for Warner Bros. With positive buzz and worldwide appeal (one of the stars is from Japan), the film should do pretty well overseas. Pacific Rim is visually stunning with a story that actually makes you care about the characters (even if the acting isn’t all that great).

Rounding out the top five was The Heat with $14 million and The Lone Ranger with $11.1 million.

There are three big releases for this weekend with TurboRed 2, R.I.P.D. and The Conjuring – but will any of them be able to knock off the Minions?

Nate pretends to be a movie connoisseur but in reality he really knows nothing about movies other than the fact that he loves them. His favorites include The Shawshank Redemption, Braveheart and Schindler's List. Follow him on Twitter @nater_parsons

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