Box Office: 'Minions' Breaks Mexico's Admissions Record

Minions Still 2 - H 2015
Universal Pictures

Minions Still 2 - H 2015

The yellow rabble-rousers have drawn more than 16 million moviegoers in Mexico, surpassing 'The Avengers.'

Universal and Illumination's prequel Minions is making history at Mexico's box office.

At last count, the animated hit had sold more than 16.1 million tickets here, placing it above the previous record-holder, Marvel's The Avengers, which did 15.9 million in attendance.

The Avengers still holds Mexico's all-time record in box-office earnings with 827 million pesos (more than $60 million).

Minions ranks No. 3 among the year's top grossers in Mexico, behind Avengers: Age of Ultron and Fast & Furious 7, also a Universal release.

Animated movies typically perform well in family-friendly Mexico. This week's overall box-office leader, Videocine's Un Gallo con Muchos Huevos, has pulled in 100 million pesos ($6 million) after two weeks in theaters, and it's tracking to eclipse romantic comedy A la Mala as the year's top earner among Mexican releases.