Minions: The Rise of Gru has officially grossed $750 million at the global box office, the film made $423.3 million over the weekend. The film is performing well at the box-office as its prequel Minions and Despicable Me 3.
Minions saw an additional $1.7 million added to its earnings from Korea, bringing the total cume in the market to $14.6 million. Also, successfully collected $44 million from UK and Ireland.
The film serves as a continuation of the 2015 film Minions, and features Minions (Pierre Coffin) first encounter with a young felonius Gru (Steve Carell), a 12-year-old with a dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.
Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy while Chris Renaud serves as the executive producer. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films).
Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, featuring more spectacular action than any film in Illumination history and packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humour. It includes the Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him.
The film also stars Russell Brand as Young Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar winner Julie Andrews as Gru’s maddeningly self-absorbed mom.