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Box Office: ‘Minions’ Kicks Off Run in Australia and Indonesia

Stateside audiences won’t get a look at “Minions” for nearly a month, but moviegoers are already enjoying a taste of the mischief in store when the cuddly troublemakers from “Despicable Me” get their own spinoff.

The Universal Pictures release debuted in Indonesia and Australia on Wednesday, earning $987,716 across 461 locations.

That ranks as the biggest animated film debut in Indonesia, and is also pacing ahead of “Despicable Me 2” by 41%. In Australia, opening-day numbers for “Minions” were 32% higher than those of “Despicable Me 2.”

The film opens Thursday in Malaysia and Singapore, and will roll out in 40 foreign markets, including places like the United Kingdom and France, before it hits North America on July 10.

“Minions” stars the voice talent of Sandra Bullock, Jon Hamm, Steve Coogan and Michael Keaton. It’s the brainchild of Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Entertainment.

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