The fifth biggest film of the year so far is Minions: The Rise of Gruthe latest installment in the surprisingly durable Despicable Me/Minions franchise. This is technically the fifth film in the saga, after three Despicable Mes and an earlier one Minions. This one grossed $360.5 million in US theaters this summer and nearly $900 million worldwide. It made more money in theaters around the world than Thor: Love and Thunder. Audiences can’t seem to get enough of the cursed Minions.
The film is a sequel to 2015’s Minionspwhich was a prequel to the earlier trilogy of Despicable Mepp. So it is a prequel sequel. What’s it called? And what? I do not know. Anyway, if you missed it in theaters the first time around, you’ll get a chance to stream in just a few weeks. Minions: The Rise of Gru will premiere on Peacock later this month.
Steve Carell returns as the voice of the lovably evil Gru, alongside a cast that also includes Russell Brand, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh and Julie Andrews. Here is the film’s official synopsis:
Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar® nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia who plans to take over the world from his basement. It’s not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob and Otto—a new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please—this unlikely family joins forces. Together they build their first cave, design their first weapons and strive to complete their first missions.
Minions: The Rise of Gru premieres on the Peacock on September 23.
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