Newswire: Weekend Box Office: Ya blew it, parents

You only have yourself to blame, parents. Had you just resisted, and taken the kids to Inside Out again, we wouldn’t be having this discussion. Instead, you had to go and feed those sexless, nattering, product-pushing Minions. And now they’ve got two running franchises. Two! Hope you like the little guys, because they’ll be coming again to a theater—and TV, and toy box, and birthday party—near you, with and without Steve Carell by their side.

Over just three days, Minions has already made $115 million, which is significantly more than either of the Despicable Me movies made in their first weekends. In fact, it’s close to the opening-weekend record for an animated movie, with only Shrek The Third doing bigger initial business. Some were skeptical of the Minions’ ability to carry a picture, what with last year’s sidekick spinoff Penguins Of Madagascar underperforming …

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