‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Breaks July 4th Weekend Box Office Record With $127.9 Million Opening

A movie record at the box office was broken over the holiday weekend. Minions: The Rise of Gru is set to shatter the Independence Day opening weekend record with an estimated $127.9 million debut, Deadline reports. The previous high mark of $115.9 million was held for just over a decade by Transformers: Dark of the Moon.