Animated movies make so much money at the theaters that they usually give all other movies opening on the same weekend a run for their money.
'Despicable Me' opened at the top of the box office with an estimated $60.1 million this weekend. That's a lot of money!
Despicable Me was the first 3-D animated movie from Universal Pictures and we're sure they are gonna make many more now that they know it's box office gold.
"Thirty (million) would have been a win for the studio — because it's a new creative idea, we really didn't know what we had, so we backed in saying $30 (million)," said Nikki Rocco, head of distribution for Universal. "I would never have said $50 million-plus."
The movie stars Steve Carell as the voice of Gru, Russell Brand, Jason Segel and Julie Andrews.
"The Twilight Saga: Eclipse," fell down one spot taking the number two spot at the box office with with $33.35 million. Eclipse made a total of
$237 million during its first 12 days.