Abu Yahya Zakariya ibn Muhammad ibn Mahmud-al-Qazwini, Wonders of the Seven Seas (Marvels of Things Created and Miraculous Aspects of Things Existing); facsimile of a page from an illuminated manuscript transcribed some time in the 17th or 18th century (Persia).
Hours of Catherine of Cleves
is, by far, the creepiest book of hours I’ve seen (and the craftsmanship is unparalleled). It was created in Utrecht, The Netherlands, around 1440 and is far ahead of it’s time.
Read more about it here where you can also view it in its entirety.
That number makes Minions the No. 2 all-time animated feature opener, beating out Toy Story 3′s $108 million opening but not quite topping Shrek the Third’s $121 million tally. Minions has the best opening in the Despicable Me series: the first feature opened 2010 with a $56 million opening-weekend gross; the second opened with $83 million in 2013.
The movie has so far grossed $280 million in foreign markets, some of which opened the movie a few weeks ago. That makes for $395 million worldwide total. It’s also the third massive hit for Universal this year, after Fast and Furious 7 and Jurassic World.