Minions Make Millions and Millions for Universal Pictures

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During the Comcast Q2 financial results conference call with financial analysts this past week, NBCUniversal’s chief Steve Burke said that Illumination Entertainment’s hit film Despicable Me 2 will become “the single most profitable film in the 100 year history of Universal Studios.”

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‘Despicable Me 2’ Takes Over World-Wide Box Office

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Gru and his minions took over the world this past weekend—at least with box office earnings. Universal Pictures/Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 earned an impressive $82.5 million in the U.S. over the weekend and an estimated $142 million since its U.S. debut on July 3. For comparison, the original Despicable Me earned $56.4 million in its opening weekend in 2010.

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‘Despicable Me 2’ Is Enthusiastically Received at Annecy

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We’ve heard word that the screening of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 at the Annecy International Film Festival was a success. According to reports, the film received a “Cannes-like” standing ovation from the enthusiastic crowd of industry employees and animation fans attending the festival. The film’s directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud were also in attendance at the screening.

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Check Out the New Poster for ‘Despicable Me 2’

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FirstShowing.net and IMP Awards have posted the new one sheet for Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming film Despicable Me 2. The new poster shows Gru in front of literally a sea of his little yellow minions with the tagline, “When the world needed a hero, they called a villain.”

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Benjamin Bratt Replaces Al Pacino in ‘Despicable Me 2’

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Actor Benjamin Bratt has replaced Al Pacino as voice of Eduardo the villain in Illumination Entertainment’s upcoming film Despicable Me 2. The film is still scheduled to open on July 3.

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Look! Up in the sky! It’s a MINION!

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If you happen to look up and see a huge Minion floating in the sky, don’t be alarmed.
It’s not the evil super-villian, Gru, pulling off some new diabolical scheme, it’s just
the Despicablimp, the latest marketing effort for the upcoming animated sequel
Despicable Me 2, from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment.

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