The little yellow pill-shaped creatures are back, and they are looking to make a splash during US Independence Day weekend.
'Minions: The Rise of Gru' is a direct sequel to 2015's 'Minions' and a prequel to 2010's 'Despicable Me'.
Steve Carrell returns as the eponymous voice of Gru, the budding super villain in the movie. The cast also includes Pierre Coffin, Alan Arkin, Taraji P Henson, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren and Danny Trejo.
The film is expected to bring in $129.2 million opening over the four-day holiday weekend from 4,400 locations in the US.
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Assuming the sequel to 'Minions' does as predicted, it will shatter the Fourth of July weekend box office record.
Currently, Paramount's 'Transformers: Dark of the Moon' is the top earner for a four-day period surrounding Independence Day - the 2011 blockbuster made $115.9 million during this period.