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Despicable Me 3
Theatrical Performance (US$)
Slovenia Box Office $669,001Details
Worldwide Box Office $1,034,530,156Details
Home Market Performance
North America DVD Sales $16,422,312 Details
North America Blu-ray Sales $25,873,166 Details
Total North America Video Sales $42,295,478
Further financial details...

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Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who’s grown up to become obsessed with the character he played in the ‘80s, proves to be Gru’s most formidable nemesis to date.


Movie Details

Production Budget:$75,000,000
Slovenia Releases: August 3rd, 2017 (Wide)
Video Release: November 21st, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for action and rude humor.
(Rating bulletin 2472 (Cert #51018), 4/19/2017)
Running Time: 90 minutes
Franchise: Despicable Me
Keywords: Child Actor, Heist, Secret Agent, Twins, Separated at Birth, Dysfunctional Family, Sibling Rivalry, 3-D, 3-D - Shot in 3-D, Directing Yourself, Fired, Adopted Family, Same Actor, Multiple Roles, Prologue, 1980s, Revenge, Hollywood, Robot, Intertitle, Step-Family
Source:Original Screenplay
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Illumination Entertainment
Production Countries: United States


Steve Carell    Gru / Dru
Kristen Wiig    Lucy Wilde
Trey Parker    Balthazar Bratt
Miranda Cosgrove    Margo
Dana Gaier    Edith
Nev Scharrel    Agnes
Steve Coogan    Fritz
Jenny Slate    Valerie Da Vinci
Julie Andrews    Gru’s Mom
Pierre Coffin    Minions/Museum Director/Additional Voice
Michael Beattie    TV Show Host/Scar-Faced Man
Andy Nyman    Clive the Robot
Adrian Ciscato    Niko
Brian T. Delaney    Commercial Announcer/Military Officer/Additional Voice
Katia Saponenko    Niko’s Mother
Ken Daurio    Celebrity
Jude Alpers    Commercial Kid
Cory Walls    Vincenzo
Sophie M. Siadatpour    Little Girl
Lori Alan    Additional Voice
Stephanie De Meautis    Additional Voice
Carlos Alazraqui    Additional Voice
Bruno Dequier    Additional Voice
Kyle Balda    Additional Voice
Teresa Ganzel    Additional Voice
Bob Bergen    Additional Voice
Jess Harnell    Additional Voice
Gregg Berger    Additional Voice
John Kassir    Additional Voice
Mona Marshall    Additional Voice
John Cygan    Additional Voice
Laraine Newman    Additional Voice
Jan Rabson    Additional Voice
Bill Farmer    Additional Voice
Mindy Sterling    Additional Voice
Danny Mann    Additional Voice
Tara Strong    Additional Voice
Jim Ward    Additional Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Pierre Coffin
Director    Kyle Balda
Co-Director    Eric Guillon
Screenwriter    Cinco Paul
Screenwriter    Ken Daurio
Producer    Christopher Meledandri
Producer    Janet Healy
Executive Producer    Chris Renaud
Based on Characters by    Sergio Pablos
Composer    Heitor Pereira
Editor    Claire Dodgson
Original Songs and Themes by    Pharrell Williams
Associate Producer    Robert Taylor
Associate Producer    Brett Hoffman
Production Supervisor    Nathalie Vaincauwenberghe
Art Director    Olivier Adam
Character Designer    Eric Guillon
Character Designer    Carter Goodrich
Animation Director    Bruno Dequier
Animation Director    Julien Soret
Supervising Animator    Hichem Arfaoui
Supervising Animator    Pierre Avon
Supervising Animator    Cecile Brossette
Supervising Animator    Christophe Delisle
Supervising Animator    Pierre-Francois Duhamel
Supervising Animator    Basile Heiderscheid
Supervising Animator    Ludovic Roz
Supervising Animator    Ludovic Savonniere
Supervising Animator    Jack Vandenbroele
Associate Editor    Rachel Brennan
Associate Editor    Zurine Ainz
Associate Editor    Gilad Carmel
First Assistant Editor    Romana Cicova
First Assistant Director    Scott A. Jacobs
First Assistant Editor    Lisa Phillips
Second Assistant Editor    Orion Fernando
Story Artist    Marco Allard
Story Artist    Eric Delbecq
Story Artist    Cinzia Angelini
Story Artist    Antoine Ettori
Story Artist    Nima Azarba
Story Artist    Serguei Kouchnerov
Story Artist    Guy Bar’ely
Story Artist    Habib Louati
Story Artist    Justine Bonnard
Story Artist    Nolwenn Roberts
Story Artist    Jerod Chirico
Story Artist    Darren Webb
Script and Recording Supervisor    Kelly Lake
Set Designer    Charlotte Hutchinson
Set Designer    Thomas Reteuna
Set Designer    Ken Le Bras
Set Designer    Edwin Rhemrev
Set Designer    Vincent Massy De La Chesneraye
Set Designer    Alexandre Saint-Martin
Set Designer    Matthieu Gosselin
Set Designer    Aymeric Seydoux
Set Designer    Martin Trystram
Senior Animation Supervisor    Thomas Laffin
Animation Supervisor    Marie Parodi
Animation Supervisor    Louise Dziadkowiak
Post-Production Supervisor    Jeannine Berger
Sound Designer    Tim Nielsen
Supervising Sound Editor    Tim Nielsen
Re-recording Mixer    Randy Thom
Re-recording Mixer    Brandon Proctor
Additional Sound Re-recording Mixer    Tim Nielsen
Supervising Sound Editor    Dennis Leonard
Sound Effects Editor    Mac Smith
Sound Effects Editor    Andre Zweers
Foley Mixer    Scott Curtis
Music Editor    Slamm Andrews
Score Recordist    Greg Hayes
Score Mixer    Greg Hayes
Score Mixer    Noah Snyder

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The Dark Tower

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Wolf Warriors 2

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International Box Office: Spider-Man Snags First Place in Tight Race with $140.03 million

July 13th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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Weekend Wrap-Up: Spider-Man has Wondrous $117.03 million Opening

July 11th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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July 9th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

A $117 million opening weekend is pretty much all Sony could ask for from Spider-Man: Homecoming. It’s the second-best debut for the Spider-Man franchise, if you ignore the effects of inflation, and makes it almost certain that the franchise will break its unfortunate streak of earning less at the domestic box office with every new outing. With, reportedly, a more constrained budget—this is the least expensive Spider-Man film, adjusted for inflation—profitability looks assured, and Sony’s partnership with Disney looks as though it’s paying off. More...

Friday Estimates: Spider-Man has $50.5 million Reasons to Celebrate its Homecoming

July 8th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

Spider-Man: Homecoming dominated the box office on Friday and in a pleasant surprise, it beat predictions with $50.5 million during its opening day. Its opening day vs. its previews is almost identical to Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2, which would put the film on pace for $130 million over the weekend. Spider-Man: Homecoming did earn better reviews, while both movies earned a solid A from CinemaScore, and many more kids have no school on Monday compared to when Guardians debuted. All of this should help its legs. On the other hand, Homecoming could have a bigger Fanboy Effect, as Spider-Man is a much more established character. Because of that, I’m going to be a little more cautious and predict a $125 million opening weekend. This is still simply fantastic and the only downside is Sony and Disney have to work together to make this work in the long term. This is Sony’s second best domestic opening of all time. (Spider-Man 3 is the only one that beats it.) It could open with more than last year’s number one domestic hit for the studio, Ghostbusters, earned in total. Sony has a lot of reasons to work with Disney to keep Spider-Man in the MCU. More...

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July 6th, 2017

Spider-Man: Homecoming

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International Box Office: Despicable Me Wrestles Top Spot from Optimus Prime with $98.8 million

July 6th, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 dominated the international box office almost as much as it dominated the domestic box office earning $98.8 million on 8,525 screens in 52 markets for totals of $121.1 million international and $171.2 worldwide. Its biggest opening came from the U.K., where it earned $14.50 million in 608 theaters, while Mexico wasn’t far behind with $12.34 million. However, arguably its most impressive opening came in Brazil where it earned $7.5 million, which is the best opening for an animated film in that market. The film has already made enough to pay for its $75 million production budget, so it is a monster hit. However, its decline from Minions means Universal is more likely to make a second and third Minions movie rather than a fourth Despicable Me. As someone who prefers the Despicable Me movies, this is disappointing. On the other hand, I recognize I’m not in the target demographic for these films, so I really shouldn’t have a say in these things. More...

Contest: Me Me Me: Winning Announcement

July 6th, 2017

Despicable Me 3

The winners of our Me Me Me contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Despicable Me 3’s opening weekend were... More...

Theater Averages: Little Hours has Large $30,780 Opening

July 6th, 2017

The Little Hours

The Little Hours led the way on the theater average chart with an average of $30,780 in two theaters. This is Gunpowder and Sky’s first release, which makes its first place finish even more impressive. Last week’s winner, The Big Sick, held on well in second place with an average of $23,267 in 71 theaters. The only other film in the $10,000 club was the overall first place film, Despicable Me 3, which earned an average of $15,993. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Is Despicable Becoming Disposable after $72.43 million Opening?

July 5th, 2017

Despicable Me 3

The weekend box office chart was as predicted, at least in terms of the order. Most of the new releases / top five had weaker openings / sharper declines. Despicable Me 3 still led the way, but with a more subdued $72.43 million. Baby Driver is hoping to earn that much in total after a $20.55 million / $29.58 million opening. This is almost as much as it cost to make. The House, on the other hand, was DOA with just $8.72 million. On the positive side, Monday and Tuesday were much stronger than usual, so rather than looking at the weekend box office and saying it is weaker than anticipated, we could instead say the weekend box office was stretched out over five days. Overall, the box office grew 20% from last week to $169 million. This is down 11% from the same weekend last year, but again, one could argue this is due to a misalignment in the Independence Day holiday. Year-to-date, 2017 is still ahead of 2016, but the lead shrank to under $30 million at $5.64 billion to $5.61 billion. More...

Revised Weekend Estimates: Despicable Shrinks to $72.41 million

July 3rd, 2017

Despicable Me 3

The combination of Canada Day and Independence Day has resulted in some studios not releasing the weekend final numbers today. Some are releasing final numbers, some have updated Sunday’s estimates, while others are just waiting until Wednesday for final results. Despicable Me 3 is in the middle category, as Universal revised its estimate downwards to $72.41 million. This is still a great opening, but it is also a troubling trajectory, as it has fallen a lot from Friday’s Estimates, when it looked like it was going to hit $83 million. Granted, this is still the sixth-biggest opening of the year, so Universal has reason to celebrate, but its internal multiplier suggests short legs for a family film. I think this is a case of franchise fatigue, as its reviews were good, even if they were not as good as the previous Despicable Me films. More...

Weekend Estimates: Despicable Me’s Solid $75 Million Starts July 4 Holiday Week

July 2nd, 2017

Despicable Me 3

With July 4 falling on a Tuesday this year, this is less a holiday weekend, and more the beginning of a holiday week, and it’s bookended by new releases from two of the industry’s most reliable franchises. Despicable Me 3 starts off festivities this weekend with a solid-but-unspectacular $75.4 million from a record-setting 4,529 theaters. Breaking The Twilight Saga: Eclipse’s record for widest opening weekend of all time is no small feat for Universal, but it’s an ominous sign for the franchise that the only film to open in close to this number of theaters and pull in similar numbers at the box office was Shrek Forever After, which opened with $70.8 million in 4,359 theaters back in 2010. That was the last Shrek movie, and this might be a good time for Gru to call it a day. More...

Friday Estimates: Despicable Me 3’s $29.2 million Debut is Top Animated Day of the Year

July 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

As expected, Despicable Me 3 earned first place at the box office on Friday with $29.2 million. This is the best single day for an animated film this year. To emphasize, this isn’t just the best opening day, but the best single day, and it should top that on Saturday. The previous record was $23.00 million, earned by The Lego Batman Movie. This film’s reviews are not as good as The Lego Batman Movie’s reviews are (they both earned A minuses from CinemaScore) so it won’t have the same legs. That said, an $83 million opening is still a great start and roughly on par with Despicable Me 2. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Despicable Me 3 Finds $4.1 million During Previews

June 30th, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 earned $4.1 million during previews last night, which is both good and bad. It is the best previews for an animated film this year, topping the $2.8 million Cars 3 earned earlier this month. However, it is weaker than the $4.7 million Despicable Me 2 earned and that film was a Wednesday release, so that would have depressed its previews even more, which makes this comparison even worse for Despicable Me 3. The Secret Life of Pets opened on a Friday and earned $5.3 million during its previews. If we use that film as a gauge, then Despicable Me 3 will earn $81 million over the weekend. Despicable Me 3 has earned weaker reviews than those The Secret Life of Pets earned, while it is also a sequel, which tends to hurt legs. We predicted $82 million, but that might be a little optimistic now. It should come close, on the other hand. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Despicable have a Picable Opening?

June 29th, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 should dominate the box office this weekend, which is good news, because the last few weeks have been underwhelming. In fact, we haven’t had a monster hit since Wonder Woman started the month off with a bang. The House is an R-rated comedy, but since the last such film to come out bombed, I’m a little worried about its chances. Baby Driver opened on Wednesday and its early numbers are promising. It won’t be a $100 million hit, but it should earn a solid profit for Sony. This weekend last year, there were no monster hits at the box office, but there was solid depth. This weekend, we should be much stronger on top, while the depth won’t be that much weaker, leading to 2017 ending its mini-losing streak. More...

International Box Office: Last Knight Shines Bright with $196.2 million

June 29th, 2017

Transformers: The Last Knight

Transformers: The Last Knight dominated the international box office chart earning $196.2 million in 40 markets, picking up first place in each of those markets. There’s good news and bad news. Good news, this is slightly ahead of Age of Extinction’s combined opening in these markets. Bad news, most of it came from China, where studios only get 25% of the box office, instead of an average 40% in other international markets. The Chinese debut was impressive, $127.24 million on 7,800 screens, including previews. It also did well in South Korea with $9.53 million on 1,727 screens over the weekend for a total opening of $12.87 million. It was nearly as potent in Russia with $8.45 million on 1,456 screens. On the other hand, its openings in the U.K. ($5.90 million in 577 theaters) and in Australia ($3.39 million on 539 screens) were actually worse than its opening here, given the relative size of the markets involved. The film has yet to open in several major markets, including France, where it opens this weekend, so it should remain active on the international chart for a while. More...

Contest: Go Go Power Prizes: Winning Announcement

June 28th, 2017

Power Rangers

The winners of our Go Go Power Prizes contest were determined and the entrants with the closest predictions for Transformers: The Last Knight’s opening weekend were... More...

Contest: Me Me Me

June 23rd, 2017

Despicable Me 3

Despicable Me 3 is going to win next weekend’s box office race. There’s no doubt about that. In fact, it will make more than Baby Driver and The House will make combined. Because of this, it is the only real choice for the target film in this week’s box office prediction contest. In order to win, one must simply predict the opening three-day weekend box office number for Despicable Me 3.

Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going over, will win a Frankenprise consisting of their choice of either one TV on DVD release, two movies, or a kids package (could be a theatrical release, a couple of single-disc TV on DVD releases, or a full season TV on DVD release). Whoever comes the closest to predicting the film's opening 3-day weekend box office (Friday to Sunday), without going under, will also win a Frankenprize, as described above. Finally, we will be choosing an entrant from the group of people who haven't won, or haven't won recently, and they will win the final Frankenprize, as described above.

Entries must be received by 10 a.m., Pacific Time on Friday to be eligible, so don't delay! More...

International Box Office: The Mummy Tumbles, Still Tops Chart with $53.0 million

June 22nd, 2017

The Mummy

The Mummy remained on top of the international box office chart, but it fell more than 60% to $53.0 million in 68 markets for totals of $239.1 million internationally and $296.2 million worldwide. The film opened in first place in France, but with just $3.0 million on 615 screens. Its biggest market overall was China, where it was down 77% to $11.63 million over the weekend for a two-week total of $81.62 million. Its best market is arguably South Korea, where it added $3.73 million on 933 screens over the weekend for a two-week total of $23.64 million. The only major market left for the film is Japan, where it opens at the end of the month. It is on pace for about $400 million worldwide, which is not enough to pay for its $195 million production budget. Even if it is a bigger than expected hit on the home market, it will have trouble covering its combined production and advertising budget, which is at least $300 million. More...

2017 Preview: June

June 1st, 2017

Despicable Me 3

May was a really soft month with only one unqualified hit, Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2, which is climbing towards $375 million domestically. The second biggest hit of the month will be Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales and I would be surprised if it tops $150 million by any serious margin. June looks a lot more profitable. There are five weeks and every week there is at least one film with a great shot at $100 million or more. In fact, there are four films with at least a decent shot at $200 million and we could double the number of $300 million hits released so far this year. Wonder Woman is widely expected to start the month with an explosive debut and pulling in more than $100 million during its opening weekend is more and more likely. That said, Despicable Me 3 will probably end up being the biggest hit overall with over $300 million. Meanwhile, Cars 3 and Transformers: The Last Knight are both aiming for $200 million. Last June was not particularly strong, outside of one hit. Finding Dory earned nearly $500 million domestically, while the second best film, Central Intelligence, barely earned a quarter of that. I don’t think any film will come close to Finding Dory, but there’s a lot more depth this time around and I have high hopes 2017 will extend its lead. More...

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

March 14th, 2017

Animated adventure with the voice of Steve Carell opens June 30 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Despicable Me 3 Trailer

December 14th, 2016

Animated adventure threequel opens June 30 ... Full Movie Details. More...

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/08/04 - $154,668   19 $8,140   $216,831 1
2017/08/11 - $77,712 -50% 17 $4,571   $337,545 2
2017/08/18 - $56,370 -27% 13 $4,336   $416,194 3
2017/08/25 - $25,952 -54% 14 $1,854   $468,237 4
2017/09/01 - $49,077 +89% 14 $3,506   $526,725 5
2017/09/08 - $26,111 -47% 14 $1,865   $558,782 6
2017/09/15 - $23,597 -10% 11 $2,145   $586,900 7
2017/09/22 - $14,999 -36% 11 $1,364   $603,927 8
2017/09/29 - $522 -97% 8 $65   $618,090 9
2017/10/06 - $261 -50% 6 $44   $627,806 10
2017/10/13 - $5,773 +2,112% 8 $722   $634,021 11
2017/10/20 - $8,655 +50% 8 $1,082   $643,320 12
2017/10/27 - $3,871 -55% 7 $553   $647,459 13
2017/11/03 - $9,250 +139% 9 $1,028   $662,202 14
2017/11/10 - $2,716 -71% 7 $388   $665,093 15
2017/11/17 - $903 -67% 1 $903   $666,405 16
2017/11/24 - $693 -23% 1 $693   $667,177 17
2017/12/01 - $428 -38% 1 $428   $667,654 18
2017/12/15 - $717   1 $717   $669,001 20

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Box Office
Albania 6/29/2017 $0 0 1 4 $46,785 11/16/2017
Argentina 6/30/2017 $4,400,000 0 200 1122 $23,768,091 11/9/2017
Australia 6/16/2017 $4,491,546 470 478 3752 $25,964,280 1/22/2018
Austria 7/7/2017 $1,040,860 89 91 1034 $4,962,003 1/11/2018
Belgium 7/7/2017 $1,388,691 175 175 1465 $6,658,997 11/30/2017
Bolivia 6/29/2017 $0 0 366 366 $1,774,269 10/17/2017
Brazil 6/30/2017 $7,500,000 0 659 4303 $38,968,150 12/21/2017
Bulgaria 6/30/2017 $144,991 0 0 0 $968,811 10/25/2017
Central America 6/29/2017 $0 0 3 6 $6,601,436 11/16/2017
Chile 6/29/2017 $0 0 64 459 $7,400,000 8/28/2017
China 7/1/2017 $64,810,000 118733 118733 238696 $152,300,000 10/23/2017
Colombia 6/29/2017 $0 0 192 1115 $7,100,000 8/28/2017
Croatia 6/29/2017 $0 0 28 245 $678,079 11/2/2017
Cyprus 6/29/2017 $0 0 2 3 $254,840 10/18/2017
Czech Republic 7/7/2017 $64,939 48 162 1071 $3,387,056 10/31/2017
Denmark 6/29/2017 $0 0 103 893 $4,997,659 11/16/2017
Egypt 6/28/2017 $0 0 2 10 $365,235 11/9/2017
Estonia 6/30/2017 $304,000 0 4 6 $809,455 11/2/2017
Finland 6/30/2017 $0 0 227 1245 $3,951,011 1/4/2018
France 7/7/2017 $11,419,453 632 840 6362 $41,410,060 11/24/2017
Germany 7/7/2017 $8,726,214 761 784 9573 $43,830,147 2/22/2018
Greece 9/1/2017 $619,401 207 207 1007 $2,241,708 12/21/2017
Hong Kong 6/29/2017 $0 0 44 243 $6,876,276 9/27/2017
Hungary 6/29/2017 $0 0 75 544 $2,847,787 11/2/2017
Iceland 7/7/2017 $129,000 18 18 20 $450,748 10/18/2017
Indonesia 7/14/2017 $3,500,000 0 0 0 $3,500,000 7/24/2017
Israel 6/29/2017 $0 0 38 451 $5,675,979 11/24/2017
Italy 8/25/2017 $6,403,534 0 41 67 $22,330,417 11/9/2017
Japan 7/21/2017 $6,759,820 375 376 4515 $66,227,763 12/7/2017
Latvia 6/30/2017 $240,000 0 1 1 $701,604 10/17/2017
Lithuania 6/30/2017 $237,125 375 375 1575 $1,020,098 6/19/2018
Macedonia 6/29/2017 $0 0 1 6 $36,304 11/16/2017
Malaysia 6/15/2017 $0 0 134 461 $3,911,388 8/17/2017
Mexico 6/30/2017 $12,337,353 0 779 1425 $34,800,000 10/23/2017
Middle East Region 6/30/2017 $0 0 1 2 $8,600,000 8/1/2017
Netherlands 6/28/2017 $1,891,271 415 424 4152 $11,968,732 12/7/2017
New Zealand 6/23/2017 $322,667 75 131 1136 $3,920,456 10/23/2017
North America 6/30/2017 $72,434,025 4529 4535 35489 $264,624,300
Norway 6/30/2017 $0 0 126 670 $4,095,435 12/7/2017
Pakistan 6/26/2017 $0 0 1 1 $247,083 12/21/2017
Panama 6/29/2017 $0 0 144 700 $6,593,143 9/14/2017
Peru 6/29/2017 $0 0 96 460 $5,870,287 8/23/2017
Philippines 6/14/2017 $0 0 122 130 $3,411,022 7/20/2017
Poland 6/30/2017 $2,694,818 0 245 1845 $9,872,733 6/3/2018
Portugal 6/30/2017 $607,316 114 118 819 $3,390,414 12/28/2017
Romania 6/30/2017 $0 0 13 20 $1,293,376 2/22/2018
Russia (CIS) 6/30/2017 $9,329,618 1518 1525 9285 $26,000,000 9/11/2017
Serbia and Montenegro 6/29/2017 $0 0 15 77 $564,288 12/21/2017
Singapore 6/15/2017 $0 0 70 184 $3,784,678 9/21/2017
Slovakia 7/7/2017 $24,054 21 78 547 $1,668,010 12/29/2017
Slovenia 8/3/2017 $154,668 19 19 170 $669,001 12/21/2017
South Africa 6/30/2017 $0 0 117 881 $3,629,271 10/18/2017
South Korea 7/20/2017 $0 0 1057 3234 $21,673,028 12/7/2017
Spain 6/30/2017 $5,539,331 713 791 5201 $23,329,085 2/1/2018
Sweden 6/30/2017 $0 0 144 1441 $7,446,939 12/21/2017
Switzerland 7/7/2017 $1,425,502 112 112 1151 $7,099,480 12/7/2017
Switzerland (Italian Speaking) 8/24/2017 $0 0 2 4 $1,249 11/30/2017
Taiwan 6/30/2017 $0 0 164 637 $5,981,130 9/6/2017
Thailand 6/15/2017 $0 0 102 171 $1,701,296 8/30/2017
Trinidad 7/7/2017 $116,000 17 17 17 $116,000 7/11/2017
Turkey 8/25/2017 $782,721 342 343 2007 $3,423,590 11/30/2017
Ukraine 6/29/2017 $0 0 7 20 $2,355,988 12/21/2017
United Arab Emirates 6/29/2017 $0 0 1 3 $4,192,563 10/26/2017
United Kingdom 6/30/2017 $14,496,301 608 645 9520 $62,832,554 1/18/2018
Venezuela 6/30/2017 $0 0 103 826 $2,032,549 11/30/2017
Rest of World $5,326,040
Worldwide Total$1,034,530,156 6/19/2018

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