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Box Office: ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ Sparks Meme Frenzy Among Young Males

Minions: The Rise of Gru has a surprising demo to thank for setting off fireworks at the July Fourth box office with one of the best animated tentpole openings in history: male teenagers and younger male adults. The TikTok meme #GentleMinions has been gaining strength throughout the long holiday weekend as male Generation Z’ers showed […]

‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Lights Up Record July 4th Box Office Fireworks With $125.2M Opening

What a fireworks show. The long Fourth of July holiday weekend was a box office extravaganza for Hollywood as Minions: The Rise of Gru scored a huge four-day opening of $125.2 million domestically, according to Monday estimates. That includes $107 million for the three days, although grosses could shift in either direction when weekend actuals […]

Box Office: ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ Takes Off With Huge $10.8M in Previews

Illumination and Universal’s July Fourth event movie Minions: The Rise of Gru began landing in select North American theaters Thursday afternoon, grossing an excellent $10.8 million in previews from 3,350 locations. By Friday, the family animated pic will be playing in approximately 4,400 theaters in the U.S and Canada. The movie — which saw its […]

‘Despicable Me 3’: Film Review | Annecy 2017

Gru and the Minions are back in the third installment of Illumination’s popular franchise in 'Despicable Me 3,' which world-premiered at the Annecy Film Festival.

‘Minions’: What the Critics Are Saying

Pierre Coffin returns to direct and voice the Minions in the prequel to the 'Despicable Me' franchise.

Scoring Summer Animation: ‘Smurfs 2’ Composer Talks Minions, Naughties, Working With Pharrell

Heitor Pereira scored both installments of the "Despicable Me" and "Smurfs" series.

‘Despicable Me 2’: What the Critics Are Saying

The Universal animated sequel is set to be released Wednesday.