Minions has crossed the $500 million mark at the international box

office.The animated comedy opened in first place in 55 territories, setting the

record in 29 markets for the biggest opening weekend of all time for an animated

movie.

Combined with its domestic total of $260 million, the movie has worldwide

takings of around $760 million. With the film still set for release in China,

Japan and Korea within the next two months, industry insiders are predicting

that the film will cross the billion dollar mark.

Minions is a spinoff of hit film Despicable Me and follows the lovable

minions as they set out to serve the most despicable masters through time. The

film stars Sandra Bullock, John Hamm and Steve Coogan.