Despicable Me 2

(2013)

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s worldwide blockbuster Despicable Me entertained audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In summer 2013, get ready for more Minion madness in Despicable Me 2.

Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy adventure featuring the return of (former?) super-villain Gru (Steve Carell), his adorable girls, the unpredictably hilarious Minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

‘Despicable Me 2’ Sells a Record $80 Million on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD

‘Despicable Me 2’ Sells a Record $80 Million on Blu-ray, DVD and VOD

Minion mania continues to captivate consumers across North America this holiday season with the news that the home entertainment debut of Despicable Me 2 generated $80 million in consumer spend across both physical and digital sell-through formats in its first week of release. The year's #1 comedy blockbuster sold roughly four-and-a-half million units, bigger than any animated title launch since the home entertainment premiere of Despicable Me in 2010, and produced the highest sales for any animated Blu-ray title in history in its opening week. On the digital front, Despicable Me 2 also vaulted to the top of the charts with the largest first week sales on record and is on pace to become the most successful-selling digital title of all time. From Universal Studios Home Entertainment, Despicable Me 2 is currently available on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet.

Despicable Me 2 has grossed more than $918 million at the worldwide box office to date, bringing the franchise's cumulative worldwide box office to nearly $1.5 billion. Steve Carell (The Office, The 40 Year Old Virgin) leads a voice cast of comedic powerhouses that includes Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Snitch), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly, Despicable Me), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Hop), Steve Coogan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief, Tropic Thunder), Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Turbo, Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me, Raising Hope), Dana Gaier (Despicable Me) and Moises Arias (Ender's Game, Hannah Montana).

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‘Despicable Me 2’ Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 10th

‘Despicable Me 2’ Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray and DVD Debut December 10th

The holiday season just got even brighter with the news that Despicable Me 2, the $872 million worldwide box office phenomenon and the year's #1 comedy, arrives on Blu-ray and Blu-ray 3D Combo Packs, DVD and Digital HD including UltraViolet on December 10, 2013, from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The film will also be available on Digital HD November 26, 2013, just in time for families to watch on the go as they gear up for holiday travel. In addition to more than 45 minutes of hilarious and insightful bonus features, Blu-ray Combo Packs will include, from the makers of Despicable Me, three all-new mini-movies starring the film series' breakout stars, the mischievous but lovable Minions. For a sneak peek of these mini-movies, and other great weekly offers from Despicable Me 2, call Gru at **DM2 (**362) from your mobile phone.

In this follow-up to the 2010 worldwide blockbuster, Steve Carell (The Office, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) returns to play Gru, the newly reformed master criminal now trying to live life as a normal dad to his three adopted daughters. Carell leads a voice cast of comedic powerhouses that includes Kristen Wiig (Bridesmaids, Saturday Night Live), Benjamin Bratt (Miss Congeniality, Snitch), Miranda Cosgrove (iCarly, Despicable Me), Russell Brand (Get Him to the Greek, Hop), Steve Coogan (Percy Jackson & the Olympians: Lightning Thief, Tropic Thunder), Ken Jeong (The Hangover, Turbo), Elsie Fisher (Despicable Me, Raising Hope), Dana Gaier (Despicable Me) and Moises Arias (Ender's Game, Hannah Montana).

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Despicable Me 2’ Wins Again with $44.7 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Despicable Me 2’ Wins Again with $44.7 Million

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BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Despicable Me 2’ Wins with $82.5 Million

BOX OFFICE BEAT DOWN: ‘Despicable Me 2’ Wins with $82.5 Million

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Despicable Me 2’ Continue to Outgun ‘The Lone Ranger’?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Will ‘Despicable Me 2’ Continue to Outgun ‘The Lone Ranger’?

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‘Despicable Me 2’ a Holiday Hit with $34.3 Million, ‘The Lone Ranger’ Bombs with $9.6 Million

‘Despicable Me 2’ a Holiday Hit with $34.3 Million, ‘The Lone Ranger’ Bombs with $9.6 Million

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment got the holiday weekend fireworks started early at the box office, with the animated sequel Despicable Me 2 taking in an impressive $34.3 million on Wednesday.

The comedy, featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove, is projected to take in $120 million over the five-day weekend in 3,957 theaters. It has already taken in $65.9 million in select international markets for a global total of $100.2 million, from a $76 million budget.

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Two ‘Despicable Me 2’ TV Spots

Two ‘Despicable Me 2’ TV Spots

Those lovable Minions of Despicable Me 2 keep the party going in a TV spot where they are seen dressed up as The Village People while "singing" "Y.M.C.A." We also have a second TV spot that features Gru (Steve Carell) having trouble with his internet connection, while watching the exact same spot. Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, Despicable Me 2 hits theaters exactly one week from today on June 3.

Despicable Me 2 was released July 3rd, 2013.

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‘Despicable Me 2’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Steve Carell

‘Despicable Me 2’ Behind-the-Scenes Featurette with Steve Carell

The latest featurette for Universal Pictures' animated sequel Despicable Me 2 features star Steve Carell, who helps break down the story. The actor voices Gru, who has shed his villainous persona to raise adopted daughters Margo (Miranda Cosgrove), Edith (Dana Gaier), and Agnes (Elsie Fisher). He is recruited by Lucy Wilde (Kristen Wiig) of the Anti-Villain League to help stop a new super-villain from destroying the world. Take a look at the latest footage from this upcoming sequel, in theaters July 3.

Despicable Me 2 was released July 3rd, 2013.

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