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A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film

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SashaQ - happysad

Entry: 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film - A88051575
Author: SashaQ - happysad - U9936370

Here's another Entry about the Despicable Me franchise - a film I enjoyed watching recently smiley - biggrin


A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film

Post 2

Bluebottle

A good enjoyable entry (I've written my own review but it won't be in Peer Review for another 2 1/2 years).

I've nothing to add at the moment but will be sure to re-read.

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A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film

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SashaQ - happysad

smiley - biggrin

Thanks for reading smiley - ok

Will be interesting to see how it does at the box office in comparison with the other films in the franchise smiley - ok


A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film

Post 4

Bluebottle

China!
I've been meaning to pop back for ages and keep getting distracted/forgetting to ask if you've heard of the Chinese version? This is one of the films that the Chinese government have chosen to be in this year's quota of western films they have permitted to be shown in the world's biggest cinema market, but on condition that they bolt on a tacky PowerPoint epilogue. In the Chinese cut the government capture Wild Knuckles and he serves out his term, while Gru is praised because later in life he conforms to the Three Child Policy and supports the authorities by joining the Anti Villain League.

Financially, 'Minions: The Rise of Gru' has the biggest box office of any animated film in 2022, making more than the rest of the top five combined. So by that metric, incredibly successful. It looks like it'll probably finish in the just-above $900 million range, so not quite as successful as 'Despicable Me 2' and far below 'Despicable Me 3' and 'Minions', but more than 'Despicable Me'.
For a post-Covid film it is doing really well as no animated film has made over $600 million at the box office since 2019. Last year's biggest hit 'Sing 2' made only $410 million followed in second place by 'Encanto'* at $250 million.

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*smiley - shhh We don't talk about Bruno


A88051575 - 'Minions: the Rise of Gru' - the Animated Film

Post 5

Bluebottle

Yep, made over $900 million, which means it has made more at the world box office than, to date, the combined totals of the second, third, fourth and fifth most successful animated films of the year.

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