The Grinch (Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

(Photo credit: Universal Pictures)

'Dr. Seuss' The Grinch' Makes Off With $66 Million at Box Office

November 11, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — You're a mean one — and you're number one — Mr. Grinch.

"Dr. Seuss' The Grinch" made off with $66 million for Universal Pictures to top the weekend North American box office, according to studio estimates Sunday.

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Last week's top film, the Queen biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody," drops to second for 20th Century Fox with a $30.8 million weekend that brings its overall take to $100 million.

"Minions" makers Illumination produced the latest interpretation of "The Grinch," with the title character voiced by Benedict Cumberbatch. The film was widely expected to be No. 1 with few other major openings this weekend, but it surpassed projections that had it bringing in closer to $60 million.

Paramount Pictures' war-horror hybrid "Overlord" was third with $10.1 million.