MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU takes us back to the ’70s! See this new Trailer for this July release.
In the heart of the 1970s, amid a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them. Luckily, he gets some mayhem-making backup from his loyal followers, the Minions. Together, Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—deploy their skills as they and Gru build their first lair, experiment with their first weapons and pull off their first missions.
When the Vicious 6 oust their leader, legendary fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar® winner Alan Arkin), Gru interviews to become their newest member. It doesn’t go well (to say the least), and only gets worse after Gru outsmarts them and suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. On the run, Gru will turn to an unlikely source for guidance, Wild Knuckles himself, and discover that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.
MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU arrives in theatres July 1, 2022.
They’re back! MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU see a first look released! Check it out!
This summer, from the biggest animated franchise in history and global cultural phenomenon, comes the untold story of one 12-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain, in Minions: The Rise of Gru.
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MINIONS: THE RISE OF GRU is in theatres this Summer.
Although expectations were modest, ANT-MAN would take the top of the Box Office this weekend with a solid $56 million debut for Disney/Marvel, from 3,856 theatres. Of course this is off the mark of other franchise debuts from the Studio like Iron Man ($98 million in 2008), Captain America ($65 million in 2011), Thor ($65 million in 2011), Avengers ($207 million in 2012). Critics nonetheless were please with a 79% on the Tomatometer and Audiences also would give it an A CinemaScore, which should bode well for a bit of traffic in following weeks due to word of mouth.
In second this weekend was last week’s Champ, MINIONS with $50 million in its second week out from 4,311 theatres for Universal Pictures. Cumulatively it has earned $216 million domestically so far.
TRAINWRECK is a warm debut for Comedienne Amy Schumer into the world of Cinema, opening in third with $30 million from 3,158 theatres for Universal Pictures. Critics were impressed with an 85% on the Tomatometer and an A- CinemaScore from Audiences.
INSIDE OUT shows incredibly staying power in fourth with $11.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fifth week of release.
JURASSIC WORLD slips to fifth spot in its sixth week out with $11.4 million for Universal Pictures, surpassing $611 million domestically.
Rounding-out the Top Ten this weekend is MR. HOLMES, opening in 363 theatres across North America with $2.4 million. Critics approved with 85% on the Tomatometer for the Thriller starring Sir Ian McKellen and helmed by The Twilight Saga Director Bill Condon.
No doubt about it, North Americans are in love with MINIONS! The third Film in the Despicable Me franchise was much the best at the Box Office this weekend, opening with a whopping $115 million for Universal Pictures, from 4,301 theatres. By comparison this latest Film bests 2013’s Despicable Me by a wide margin, after opening with $83 million.
JURASSIC WORLD continues to motor-on in second with $$17.8 million, also for Universal Pictures, now tallying-in $590 million over five weeks domestically.
INSIDE OUT rates third with $17.2 million for Disney/Pixar, now in its fourth week out with $284 grossed.
TERMINATOR: GENISYS is in fourth with $13.5 million for Paramount Pictures, in its second week out. It has made about $68 million thus far in North America.
THE GALLOWS opens in fifth with $11 million. The Horror from Warner Bros. plays in 2,720 theatres, garnering a 13% on the Tomatometer from Critics and a C CinemaScore.
SELF/LESS starring Ben Kingsley and Ryan Reynolds places seventh in its debut for Focus Features/VVS Films with $5.2 million. It earns a 20% on the Tomatometer and a much better B+ CinemaScore from Audiences.
MAX rounds-out the Top Ten with $3.2 million in its third week out for Warner Bros., surpassing the $70 million mark.