Despicable Me 2
Despicable Me 2 beat The Lone Ranger to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The sequel had one of the best openings ever for an animated film, Box Office Mojo reports, earning $82.5 million over the weekend and $142 million total over its five-day opening.
Man of Steel, the latest installment in the Superman franchise, soared past the competition at the box office this weekend, easily taking the No. 1 spot and setting a new record for June, according to Box Office Mojo.
Robert Downey Jr.
Iron Man 3 opened with a whopping $175.3 million at the box office this weekend, making it the second-highest opening of all time (behind 2012's The Avengers) and setting a high standard for the rest of this year's summer movie lineup, Box Office Mojo reports. The superhero flick, which was the only new movie to open this weekend, earned more than five times the rest of the Top 10 films combined.
Oblivion, the new sci-fi movie starring Tom Cruise, destroyed the competition at the box office this weekend, taking in $38.2 million for an easy first place finish. It's Cruise's fifth-highest grossing opening weekend ever, and his highest non-sequel debut since 2005's War of the Worlds, Box Office Mojo reports.
The Jackie Robinson biopic 42 knocked it out of the park, so to speak, in its opening weekend, hauling in $27.2 million and easily taking the No. 1 box office spot. The total is nearly double that of 42's nearest competition, Scary Movie 5, which opened in second place with $15.1 million, Box Office Mojo reports.