Welcome to the Box Office Report, where we'd like to start a petition to have David Spade stricken from the record books. Can't we have a do-over there?
1. Despicable Me 2 (Universal): $44.8 million in 4,003 theaters [Week 2]
The minions are unstoppable. Accept them as our new box office overlords for face the dire consequences. Did you see the last guy who crossed them? They giggled him to death. Do you want to go out like that guy? Do you want to be remembered as the giggler? Just accept that the minions are here to stay and there won't be any problems. All hail, for the rest of the summer.
2. Grown Ups 2 (Sony): $42.5 million in 3,491 theaters
Because if Adam Sandler and his merry band of remember-the-90s comedians couldn't knock the minions off the top spot, well, they might as well stay there. Somehow Sandler, David Spade, Kevin James and Chris Rock teaming up to rehash the same jokes from their lazy 2010 vehicle earned more money the original Pacific Rim. (It hurts so much to have to include Rock with those dummies.) This was called "perhaps the closest Hollywood has yet come to making “Ow! My Balls!” seem like a plausible future project," by Variety's Andrew Barker. What is wrong with people? Movie-goers are dumb. But we already proved that, with science.