For those who want to see Minions 2: The Rise of Gru in streaming and online there is good news. The film, one of the most successful animation films at the 2022 box office, can be seen on different platforms depending on the country in which we find ourselves.
The production is the fifth in the Despicable Me franchise, and follows Gru (originally voiced by Steve Carell) as an 11-year-old trying to become villainous enough to join a group known as the Vicious 6.
According to the critics of the public, the film got an average rating of 7.2 points out of a maximum of 10 on IMDb. For its part, on the Metacritic.com portal, it achieved an average of 8.1 points from surfers and 56 points out of a maximum of 100 from the specialized press.
Minions 2: The Rise of Gru or Nace A Villano, as it is known in Latin America, being distributed by Universal Pictures, has a minimum window of 45 days of exclusive exhibition in theaters, which can be extended to 90 or 120 days, depending on how much money it raises in theaters and in digital sales.
This means that to see Minions 2: The Rise of Gru in streaming and online we will have to wait -at least- until mid-August or even October 2022.
In the United States, the film can be seen Laughter through NBC's streaming service, Peacock, so it will not be available on any other platform in that country.
In Latin America, it is not yet defined where it can be seen. The first installment of the Despicable Me spin-off, Minions (2015) can be seen on HBO Max. But, if we search for Despicable Me we will find it on other platforms such as Movistar Play.
For now, the premiere of Minions 2: The Rise of Gru or A Villain is Born is confirmed in the United States through Peacock.
Families went minions-mad this weekend at the movies: "Minions: The Rise of Gru" earned an estimated $108.5 million from 4,391 screens in the United States and Canada, Universal Pictures reported Sunday. By the time the Fourth of July holiday is over, he will likely have earned more than $127.9 million.
The film is poised to become one of the biggest openings in history for a July 4 weekend, a record previously held by “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” which grossed $115.9 million at its box office. first four days in theaters in 2011. Including the international showing of “Minions: The Rise of Gru,” where it is in 61 markets, its worldwide gross is $202.2 million through Sunday.
"It's a tremendous debut," said Jim Orr, president of domestic distribution for Universal. “It is being exhibited very widely throughout North America. In all markets it goes extraordinarily well”.
This is just the latest in a string of blockbuster family-friendly movies from Universal, including "Sing 2," which has grossed more than $406 million since its December debut, and "The Bad Guys." , which has raised more than 243 million dollars. "Minions: The Rise of Gru" is further proof that families are willing to return to theaters.
In second place was “Top Gun: Maverick,” which is still grossing well six weeks after its release, adding another $25.5 million to its total, which has already surpassed $1 billion. The Paramount Pictures film is still showing in 3,843 theaters.
Warner Bros.' “Elvis” ranked third, down just 39% in its second weekend in theaters. Baz Luhrmann's film has grossed an estimated $19 million through Sunday, bringing it to $67.3 million in the United States and Canada.
Here are estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at US and Canadian theaters, according to Comscore. Final figures will be released on Tuesday.
Gru, my favorite villain currently has three main installments and several spin-offs starring the minion, although the stories of the villain and his yellow henchmen are always connected.
Minions: the origin of Gru has been the last installment of the saga to be released in theaters. Its passage through theaters now that schools are over and that July 4th is approaching in the US is making the film receive a very warm welcome from its most unconditional fans.
On the day of its release, Minions: the origin of Gru raised a total of 48 million dollars in the US, to which should be added the 10 million it raised on Thursday in its preview. Taking these figures into account, it is expected that the film will reach 130 million dollars in collections as soon as the July 4 bridge ends and that it will exceed 200 million globally.
With this collection, Minions: the origin of Gru could become one of the highest grossing films in the saga. Gru, my favorite villain (2010) managed to raise a total of 115 million dollars in its premiere, while Gru 3, my favorite villain (2017) lowered its figures to 99 million dollars.
As Collider points out, Minions: the origin of Gru is being the best premiere of an animated film since Frozen 2 in 2019, which suggests that children's audiences are finally being encouraged to return to theaters as before the pandemic.
Minions: the origin of Gru was released in theaters last Friday, July 1, but this film that acts as a prequel to the saga will not be the last installment of Gru. Months before the release of this new Minion movie, Illumination already announced that Despicable Me 4 would hit theaters in July 2024.
There is a new trend on TikTok under the 'hashtag' #GentleMinions and it consists of going to see Minions: The origin of Gru, the new installment of the beloved animation saga, dressed in suits to celebrate that the film has arrived after so long waiting for him. Some of these videos from the application that have gone viral show many young people in that outfit going to one of the screenings of the film directed by Kyle Balda. Apparently, it is happening in different parts of the world -it seems that it has not reached Spain-, but its behavior in some cinemas has caused problems for exhibitors.
One of them is The Regal Wadebridge, a small UK cinema that has shared the following notice via Twitter: "Client Notice: We are currently not admitting unaccompanied children dressed in costume to see Minions: The Rise of Gru. This is due to the inconveniences we have encountered over the last two days and their associated behavior. Thank you."
What behavior are they referring to? Well, during the projection they scream and imitate Gru's yellow henchmen. You can see an example in the video below in which the author of the tweet says: "There was a group of teenagers dressed in suits and bow ties applauding every five minutes in the cinema and at the end they got up and hug each other. others. It was the Minions movie."
According to Worcester News, at the Worcester (United Kingdom) Vue Cinema, spectators who have come to the room and have had to experience the behavior of teenagers dressed in suits have asked for their ticket money to be returned, which it has cost the cinema more than 1,000 pounds.
"I had to pay all the tickets back at that theater because the kids were screaming and imitating the Minions while the movie was playing. They were a group of eight. Now, every time we see any kid who goes to see the movie dressed That's how we give them a notice. We tell them that if there is a complaint, whatever it is, they will be expelled from the cinema," says one of the managers.
On Twitter, the user cleoofffilm has shared an image of a TikTok video that shows how one of the movie theaters that these groups of young people dressed in suits have come to see Minions: The Origin of Gru has turned out. "This is not for gentlemen," he writes, accompanying the image of the living room floor full of popcorn. The TikTok caption reads: "I hope everyone who's come to see Minions in suits dies. You guys aren't funny and I hope you all have the worst ride home. Bastards."
The user indieeden7 has shared his experience with another image with the floor of a movie theater Beginning full of popcorn: "It happened to me tonight. Reminder that most movie theater workers receive minimum wage and are treated like shit in every turn".
"The five-year wait is over." This is how most of the videos that have gone viral on different social networks begin before the premiere of Minions: the origin of Gru, a joke that started as a simple meme and that has ended with waves of teenagers going to the cinema to see the movie the yellow minions.
All of them in costume and adopting a behavior very similar to that of the little yellow devils we met in the Gru movies. My favorite villain. Although this trend does not seem to have reached Spain (at least not yet), in other countries it is practically becoming a challenge for all those fans of the animated saga.
Hundreds of teenagers from all over are getting together to see the film, which has just been released in theaters around the world. Some of them make funny faces, some of them pose and most of them make those indecipherable Minions sounds where it's hard to make out anything other than a loose banana. A challenge that for the moment has not been left alone on the Internet but that seems to be really contributing to the success of the film, which has already been at the top of the box office.
Minions: the origin of Gru was released last Friday and is the direct sequel to The minions, which in turn worked as a spin-off of the Gru saga. My favorite villain. Set in the 70s, the film tells of the frustrated attempts of a very young Gru to become the world's greatest villain, although he will find comfort in the minions, his new and clumsy allies to terrorize the world.
Families went minions crazy this weekend at the movies: "Minions: The Rise of Gru" earned an estimated $108.5 million from 4,391 screens in the United States and Canada, Universal Pictures reported Sunday. By the time the Fourth of July holiday is over, he will likely have earned more than $127.9 million.
The film is poised to become one of the biggest openings in history for a July 4 weekend, Nonstop fun a record previously held by "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," which grossed $115.9 million at its box office. first four days in theaters in 2011. Including the international showing of "Minions: The Rise of Gru," where it is in 61 markets, its worldwide gross is $202.2 million through Sunday.
"It's a tremendous debut," said Jim Orr, president of domestic distribution for Universal. "It's being shown very widely throughout North America. It's doing extremely well in every market."
This is just the latest in a string of family-friendly hits from Universal, including "Sing 2," which has grossed more than $406 million since its December debut, and "The Bad Guys." , which has raised more than 243 million dollars. "Minions: The Rise of Gru" is further proof that families are willing to return to theaters.
"Families feel very comfortable taking all of their children to the movies," Orr said. "These results speak for themselves."
"Minions 2" attracted people of all ages to the cinema, even the smallest. According to PostTrak surveys, 12% of attendees were under the age of 10.
The premiere of the spin-off of the popular series "Despicable Me" was delayed for two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The sequel to the 2015 "Minions" movie was originally going to be released in July 2020.
In second place was "Top Gun: Maverick," which is still grossing well six weeks after its release, adding another $25.5 million to its total, which has already surpassed $1 billion. The Paramount Pictures film is still showing in 3,843 theaters.
Warner Bros.'s "Elvis" ranked third, down just 39% in its second weekend in theaters. Baz Luhrmann's film has grossed an estimated $19 million through Sunday, bringing it to $67.3 million in the United States and Canada.
Two years later than planned, after a long hiatus caused by Covid, the new adventure of the Minions is finally here.
The rubbery hyperactive creatures, with their muttering, gurgling voices, are just as endearing as they were when they appeared in the first Despicable Me movie in 2010, and their latest film is occasionally inspirational and often hilarious, but the narration is sadly choppy and disjointed.
At the beginning of the film we are plunged back in time to the mid 70's, the era of Jaws and Blaxploitation movies. A young and already curmudgeonly Gru (voiced by Steve Carell) tells his teacher that his dream is to become a supervillain, just like the members of the Vicious 6, the criminal gang he idolizes.
The gang has stolen the "Zodiac Stone", a priceless artifact that will make them the most powerful villains in the world. A few random plot twists later and the stone is (briefly) in Gru's possession. The Vicious 6 want him back.
The Minions, who huddle around Gru like pups, first get him into trouble, then spend the second half of the movie trying to get him out of it. In his hour of need, Gru becomes best friends with Wild Knuckles, the very cantankerous old former leader of the Vicious 6 (with the typically grumpy voice of Alan Arkin), who has been betrayed by his former colleagues and now he seeks revenge.
Kids will enjoy the havoc the Minions wreak, while their parents will enjoy the pop culture references, including the reuse of songs by artists from Credence Clearwater Revival and The Rolling Stones to Nancy Sinatra.
But little by little you realize that the story makes very little sense. For no good reason, aside from perhaps allowing the Minions to test out the streetcars, the denouement takes place in San Francisco. It's never satisfactorily explained what magical powers the zodiac stone possesses (it allows the Vicious 6 to change shape and size, but doesn't give them much of an advantage in battle, especially once the minions have had a bit of kung fu training with Michelle Yeoh). Master Zhu).
We also don't find out why Wild Knuckles' former associates turned against him (they are villains and therefore inherently unreliable, but he is the only victim of his disloyalty).
From time to time, Gru's sadism is more alarming than funny. There's nothing charming about the way he and the Minions clear out a noxious-smelling movie theater so they can watch a movie in peace. Nor is his habit of throwing cheese at his antagonists unattractive.
Pierre Coffin's voice work as the Minions is charming and there's a lot of visual and verbal ingenuity. However, the yellow mischievous are best enjoyed in small doses. As the movie goes on and on, they get progressively less adorable and you end up wanting to squish or squish the little pests.
Families have gone crazy over Minions: Rise of Gru. Over the weekend, the Universal and Illumination animated film grossed more than $108 million in admissions in the US market alone, topping the box office for the 4th of July holiday.
The fifth film in the Despicable Me franchise generated an additional $93.7 million in international markets, bringing its estimated opening weekend gross to $202 million worldwide. Part of the success of the new minions movie may be due to a viral TikTok challenge.
A strange TikTok trend sees teenagers flocking to screenings of the animated sequel Minions: Rise of Gru, decked out in tuxedos. Several viral TikToks show hundreds of teenagers congregating at the movie theater and riding the escalators on their way to a screening of the wacky movie starring the infamous yellow minions.
There is also footage of the mostly male teenagers sitting down in an eerily similar manner before bursting into applause as the film ends. This seems to be happening all over the world and seems to be a not insignificant reason why Minions: Rise of Gru is doing so well at the box office.
'Minions: A Villain is Born' is a worldwide success, reaping the not inconsiderable amount of 4 thousand million pesos (200 million dollars), hence Universal confirmed the arrival of 'My Favorite Villain 4'.
According to Variety, 'My Favorite Villain 4' will be released on July 3, 2024; For its part, it is not known if there will be a sequel to 'Minions: A Villain is Born', although it is likely that it is also being planned.
'Minions: A Villain is Born' has become the highest grossing animated film since 2019; It must be taken into account that both 2020 and 2021 had few premieres due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Disney has released in the last two years, from 'United' to 'Lightyear', through 'Charm'.
With a budget of just 74 million dollars (one billion pesos), 'Minions: A Villain is Born' managed to recover all its investment and deliver profits in just three days.
The final box office for 'Minions: A Villain Is Born' is expected to be around $400 million by the end of its theatrical run.
'Minions: A Villain is Born' has not only succeeded at the box office, but also among critics, who consider it a better film than its last installment.
Although 'Minions: A Villain is Born' has nothing really spectacular, it fulfills its purpose of entertaining very well, especially for children, which is what the film is aimed at.
Something to note is that Universal kept ‘Minions: A Villain is Born’ due to the Covid-19 pandemic, refusing to release it so as not to affect the possible performance of the film.
In a way, that benefited 'Minions: A Villain is Born', because if it had been released in 2021, when there was more uncertainty in the market, it may not have performed well.
And of course, it also played in favor of 'Minions: A Villain is Born' that its budget was quite small compared to other recent animated films.