‘Despicable Me’ Wins Foreign Box Office with $25.7M

Universal animated 3D film finally enjoys its full Euro rollout 15 weeks after its U.S. release; film has surpassed $400M worldwide

Finally kicking into full European distribution after a summer marked by World Cup disruptions, Universal's "Despicable Me" grossed $25.7 million playing at 4,900 dates across 54 territories this weekend, which led the international box office. 

Coupled with the $247 million the Christopher Meledandri-produced 3D-animated film has grossed Stateside, it has now taken in $415.6 million worldwide.

The film played particularly strong in the U.K. over the weekend, grossing $6.2 million at 522 locations.

Meanwhile, Fox's international division announced a new company record, passin $2.5 billion in box-office revenue for the year