Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Oh, Baby

Okay, fine: The No. 1 movie in America last weekend was Despicable Me 3. Kids still go crazy for those Minions. Are you happy now? However, although it topped the domestic box office, Despicable Me 3 still experienced something of a soft opening, pulling in $10 million less than its predecessor did on its opening weekend.

The real success story of the week is Edgar Wright’s Baby Driver, which zoomed into No. 2 with $21 million; that’s more than double Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World‘s $10.6 million opening weekend, putting Baby Driver well on its way to becoming Wright’s biggest movie yet. Even more impressive, it did so despite opening in 1,000 fewer theaters than its closest competition, Transformers: The Last Knight, which dropped a precarious 62 percent in its second weekend to come in at No. 3. The yawning chasm between the two …

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