Minions: The Rise of Gru's box office preview tops Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Lightyear with an impressive $10.8 million opening night haul.
Hitting theaters seven years after its predecessor, Minions: The Rise of Gru's box office preview points towards a promising theatrical run.
The new film picks up eight years where the Despicable Me prequel movie left off, with the titular yellow creatures now working for an 11-year-old Gru.
He will face off against the powerful organization known as the Vicious 6 after stealing a stone from them capable of turning anyone into one of the animals of the Chinese Zodiac.
The Rise of Gru is finally making its way to theaters, with critics being generally more favorable towards it than its predecessor, but still largely mixed on its underwhelming story.
With the film finally hitting theaters, Deadline reports that Minions: The Rise of Gru is on track for a record-setting run with its box office preview topping both Sonic the Hedgehog 2 and Lightyear.
The animated Illumination sequel grossed $10.8 million in its opening night, beating the video game movie sequel's $6.25 million haul and Pixar spinoff's $5.2 million haul.
The film's box office preview also tops that of its predecessor, with the original Minions having grossed $6.2 million in its opening night.