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Brace for More Minion Memes: Despicable Me 3 Just Opened to $75 Million

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Despicable Me 3 was the number one film in America this weekend, bringing in $75.3 million, Variety reports.

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Universal’s domestic distribution chief Nick Carpou told Variety, “With these characters that have reached a level of ubiquity in our culture, these movies continue to create this want to see.”

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The new film stars Steve Carrell in dual roles as twin criminal masterminds Gru and Dru. South Park’s Trey Parker plays the villain.

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“With these characters that have reached a level of ubiquity in our culture, these movies continue to create this want to see.”

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Sony’s Baby Driver pulled in $30 million, a solid second place, for director Edgar Wright’s biggest hit yet.

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“With these characters that have reached a level of ubiquity in our culture, these movies continue to create this want to see.”

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Meanwhile, The House, the Will Ferrell/Amy Poehler vehicle from Neighbors scribes Andrew Jay Cohen and Brendan O’Brien only earned a disappointing $9 million.

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“With these characters that have reached a level of ubiquity in our culture, these movies continue to create this want to see.”

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Gibberish.

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