U.K. Box Office: Universal Wins Historic Triple Crown

Minions Still 3 - H 2015
Universal Pictures

Minions Still 3 - H 2015

'Minions,' 'Ted 2' and 'Jurassic World' saw the studio become the first ever to claim a 1-2-3 in Britain.

While Ted 2 might not have landed with as much vigor as the first cuddly outing from Seth MacFarlane in the U.K., its $6 million bringing in less than half the original’s opening bow of $14.5 million, any disappointment for Universal is likely to have been dampened by its total domination at the top of the British box office.

Minions continued its record-breaking run, adding $6.5 million in its third week to keep the crown with stellar overall revenue of $43 million (keeping it ahead of Despicable Me 2’s three-week score of $42.1 million). With Ted 2 in second place, Jurassic World rounded out Universal’s 1-2-3, capturing an additional $2.9 million for an $88.9 million total after five weeks.

The results saw Universal become the first-ever distributor to snare the top three slots of the U.K. box office simultaneously.

Elsewhere, Terminator Genisys showed it didn’t quite have the robotic legs to stay in the top three in its second week, dropping to fourth with $2.6 million, while Magic Mike XXL took the fifth spot with $1.5 million.

The week’s only new entrants in the top 10 were Beach Boys biopic Love & Mercy, which hit a dud note for Sony, taking $158,000 for ninth, and the Oscar-nominated Irish animation Songs of Sea, which earned $112,000 for StudioCanal.