Will Ferrell Just Had One of His Worst-Ever Movie Openings

'The House' pulls in just $9M; 'Despicable Me 3' earns $75M
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 2, 2017 11:52 AM CDT
Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler's Movie Tanks at Box Office
This image released by Warner Bros Pictures shows Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler in a scene from "The House."   (Warner Bros. Entertainment via AP)

The Minions are still a box office force, but not Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler. Studio estimates on Sunday say that Universal and Illumination's Despicable Me 3 earned $75.4 million over the weekend, while the former Saturday Night Live stars' gambling comedy burned down, per the AP. Despicable Me 3 easily topped the holiday weekend charts, while The House came in sixth with just $9 million, one of the worst openings of Ferrell's career.

Edgar Wright's heist movie Baby Driver coasted to $30 million in its first five days in theaters, with $21 million from the three-day weekend to take second place. Rounding out the top five were holdovers Transformers: The Last Knight in third with $17 million, followed by Wonder Woman with $15.6 million, and Cars 3 with $9.5 million. (More box office stories.)

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