By Ray Ampoloquio July 2, 2022

The Minions sequel is shattering the fourth of July box office records

Despicable Me's fifth overall entry, and the second follow-up to 2015's spin-off, Minions, has been a huge hit.

In fact, if it keeps up its current trajectory, it could end up being just the third film in two years to gross over a billion at the global box office.

Minions: The Rise of Gru is expected to reach a four-day total gross of $129.2 million with a global opening weekend total of around $196.6 million.

Experts are expecting follow-up to beat the previous record-holder, 2011's Transformers: Dark of the Moon.

We'll surely keep an eye out for Minions: The Rise of Gru in the next few weeks as it takes on Thor: Love and Thunder from July 6 onwards.