Minions, the prequel to the Despicable Me film is now a member of the Billion Dollar Club as it has grossed $321.9 million domestically and $682 million internationally to become the No. 3 animated film of all time and the top grossing of 2015 to date, not accounting for inflation.
This milestone also marks the first time any studio has had three films cross $1 billion at the worldwide box office in a single year. Furious 7 has earned $1.51 billion for Universal, whileJurassic World has earned $1.628 billion to date.
The only other animated titles that have crossed $1 billion are Disney’s Frozen ($1.274 billion) and Pixar’s Toy Story 3 ($1.06 billion).
Pixar and Disney’s Inside Out, the summer’s other animated tentpole, has earned $701 million to date. It’s ahead of Minions in the U.S. with $343 million in earnings, and has yet to open in many international markets.
Minions was released last July 10 in Philippine cinemas which broke records in its local release ( click here ).
Source: The Hollywood Reporter