The Despicable Me movie franchise is in the midst of a hugely successful run at the box office, and the newest addition to the Minions family is sure to join in the fun. But can the adorable, green, and yellow characters live up to the hype?
A few years back, Universal Pictures announced a sequel to the hit animated comedy “Minions”. It’s been in the works for about two years, but now it’s finally ready to hit theaters. And the face of the franchise is the legendary Steve Carell. He’ll return to voice the character of Gru.
The new film continues the story of the Minions, an offshoot of the Despicable Me franchise. This time, the main villain is Gru, played by Carell. Although the movie is a comedy, it also features several references to classic action films. For example, there’s a scene where two goons transform into Chinese zodiac animals. There’s also a creative fight scene that uses San Francisco’s Chinatown.
In this installment, Minions: The Rise of Gru, the characters are brought back to the 1970s. Gru’s eleven-year-old self plans to become a supervillain, so he recruits the Minions. However, things go awry when he makes an interview mistake. As a result, the Minions are forced to go to extreme lengths to save him.
One of the key figures in the lucrative “Despicable Me” franchise is Pierre Coffin, the French animation producer, director, and voice actor. Despite being a co-director on the first two Minions films, his name is not a familiar one to most moviegoers.
In fact, he is the only person to have worked on all three of the films. He started his career as a freelance animator at Ex Machina and Passion Pictures Paris, and later worked at Amblimation in London.
He worked on many of the other major films in the Star Wars and Disney franchises, including “Star Wars: Episode III – Revenge of the Sith” and “The Incredibles.” However, he is best known for his work on the Despicable Me series.
His debut directorial effort was the short film Pings, in 1997. The Minionizer machine featured in this film is a bit like the ones used in the Universal Studios Minions ride.
Despicable Me franchise
The Despicable Me franchise has been a roaring success. This animated comedy has become the highest grossing animated movie franchise of all time. Its total worldwide box office earnings are estimated at $4 billion.
In addition to the three main films in the series, there have been 15 short films. These have been released on DVD and supported theatrical releases. Most of these films are for younger children. Some of the main characters in the Despicable Me series include Gru, his wife Margo and his daughter Edith.
The Minions franchise has also been a big hit. After debuting in 2011, the Minions have earned nearly $4 billion. The Despicable Me franchise has surpassed Thor: Love and Thunder as the top-grossing animated film franchise of all time. It has grossed $546 million internationally.
The ‘GentleMinions’ trend is taking the internet by storm. It is a social media craze that involves groups of young men in suits showing up to the movies. The trend has been gaining traction in the UK. While some cinemas have banned suit wear, others are happy to see groups of teens dressed up come to see the movie.
TikTok users have taken to posting videos of themselves wearing formal clothing while going to the theater. These videos often include a good deal of shouting, clapping, and cheering.
Although it may sound like a hoax, some groups of teenagers have actually been causing some property damage in the name of entertainment. Some have smashed TVs, opened mosh pits in front of the screen, and even thrown bananas at the screen.
Box office success
If you’re looking for a box office success that’s a hit with both young and old, look no further than Minions: The Rise of Gru. In just its first week at the box office, the film surpassed the opening of Top Gun: Maverick and Sing 2 in domestic grosses. With that, the film has earned over $168.5 million in North America alone.
“Minions” is a prequel to the 2010 movie Despicable Me. It features three Minions who travel to New York City in 1968. They encounter Scarlet Overkill, who recruits them for a secret mission. Otto, who is wearing braces, joins the group and helps them out.
Although this film had its fair share of inconsequential action, it was still a hit with younger audiences. For example, it scored the top spot for the largest grossing animated feature during previews.