Minions

(2015)

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters—from T. rex to Napoleon—the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he—alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob—ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award® winner Sandra Bullock), the world’s first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

Featuring a soundtrack of hit music from the ’60s that still permeates our culture today, Minions is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy, and is directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda. Brian Lynch has written the screenplay for the 3D-CG comedy adventure, and Chris Renaud serves as executive producer of the film.

‘Minions’ Takes Down ‘Jurassic World’ with $115M Box Office Win

‘Minions’ Takes Down ‘Jurassic World’ with $115M Box Office Win

Last weekend at the box office, it looked like Jurassic World had secured the top spot for the fourth weekend in a row, with a narrow victory over the animated hit Inside Out. When the actual figures were tallied, the results were flip-flopped, with Inside Out barely beating Jurassic World. This weekend, the race wasn't close at all, with Universal's Minions easily taking the top spot, earning a whopping $115.2 million.

While the critics' reception was mixed on Minions, with a 54% "Fresh" rating on Rotten Tomatoes, that didn't stop audiences from coming out in droves for this animated spinoff of the Despicable Me franchise, which provides an origin story for these delightful yellow characters. The comedy pulled in an impressive $26,784 per-screen average from 4,301 theaters, and its $115.2 million opening weekend is the second highest opening weekend ever for an animated movie, behind 2007's Shrek the Third ($121.6 million). Minions may be the last summer movie to crack $100 million in its opening weekend, but it's possible that Ant-Man (July 17) and Pixels have a shot at cracking that milestone. Minions also gave the powerhouse Universal Pictures yet another box office record, as it became the only studio in history to have three movies open north of $100 million in one year, following Jurassic World and Furious 7.

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BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Minions’ Win Comic-Con Weekend?

BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS: Can ‘Minions’ Win Comic-Con Weekend?

Minions was released July 10th, 2015.

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‘Minions’ Poster Goes Back to Where It All Began

‘Minions’ Poster Goes Back to Where It All Began

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters, from T. rex to Napoleon, the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression. But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he, alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob-ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow.

The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Academy Award winner Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female super-villain. They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...From annihilation.

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‘Minions’ Mad Magazine Cover Spoofs ‘Despicable Me’ Spinoff | EXCLUSIVE

‘Minions’ Mad Magazine Cover Spoofs ‘Despicable Me’ Spinoff | EXCLUSIVE

Meet Stuart, Kevin, Bob and...Alfred? Yes, that's right! The ever-popular Minions, who made their big screen debut in the hit animated adventure Despicable Me, are getting a Mad Magazine spoof in the latest issue of the long-running DC Entertainment publication. And it will be available on newsstands later this month!

We have an exclusive look at the Mad Magazine cover that features the iconic Alfred E. Neuman as one of these little yellow mumbling henchmen. Mad #534 will be Minions themed, but that's not the only fun they have in store. In addition to putting the Minions in their place, Mad's insane team of writers and artists are also taking on the juggernaut that is Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron.

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Nerd Alert: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Honest Trailer, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘The Craft’ & More

Nerd Alert: ‘Pitch Perfect’ Honest Trailer, ‘Jurassic World’, ‘The Craft’ & More

Welcome to today's edition of Nerd Alert, where we have all the day's nerdy news right here in one handy column. So what do we have in store for you today? The Barden Bellas of Pitch Perfect get an "honest trailer," the Minions get a regular trailer, Adam Sandler sings to David Letterman, Jurassic World gets a unique sponsor and Sylvester Stallone takes away one casting possibility for The Expendables 4. Check out all we have to offer with today's Nerd Alert.

With the arrival of Pitch Perfect 2 in theaters this weekend, the folks at Screen Junkies decided the time was right to skewer the original Pitch Perfect with one of their Honest Trailers. We're not sure how the Bella's will aca-respond to this.

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‘Minions’ Trailer #3: Meet the New ‘Despicable Me’ Henchmen

‘Minions’ Trailer #3: Meet the New ‘Despicable Me’ Henchmen

The story of Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Minions begins at the dawn of time. Starting as single-celled yellow organisms, Minions evolve through the ages, perpetually serving the most despicable of masters. Continuously unsuccessful at keeping these masters, from T. rex to Napoleon, the Minions find themselves without someone to serve and fall into a deep depression.

But one Minion named Kevin has a plan, and he, alongside teenage rebel Stuart and lovable little Bob, ventures out into the world to find a new evil boss for his brethren to follow. The trio embarks upon a thrilling journey that ultimately leads them to their next potential master, Scarlet Overkill (Sandra Bullock), the world's first-ever female super-villain.  They travel from frigid Antarctica to 1960s New York City, ending in mod London, where they must face their biggest challenge to date: saving all of Minionkind...from annihilation.

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Second ‘Minions’ Trailer Takes Henchmen to Villain-Con

Second ‘Minions’ Trailer Takes Henchmen to Villain-Con

Kevin, Stuart and Bob hitch a ride to Orlando in hopes of finding a new master at Villain-Con in a new trailer for ‘Minions’.
‘Minions’: First Look at Sandra Bullock's Scarlet Overkill

‘Minions’: First Look at Sandra Bullock's Scarlet Overkill

Before there was Gru there was Scarlet Overkill, the ‘Minions’ first boss portrayed by Sandra Bullock.