Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s funny little yellow guys, or the Minions that have taken the world by storm are looking at a lot of money. To be exact, it should be around 85million dollars when they open at the box office on 10th July.
The upcoming fifth fully-animated feature from Illumination and Universal was tracked for the first time and the results matched with that of most analysts. Minions will be a monster and definitely bigger than its predecessors. Furthermore, with the effects of Universal’s marketing campaign still unaccounted for, this particular projection will rise over the next few weeks.
The setup for this PG-rated film has been well enough and it will open against the Focus Features thriller “Self/Less” besides the New Line horror film “The Gallows” and “Inside Out” from Pixar that opens Friday. In 2013, Despicable Me 2 took in $970 million at the worldwide box office and serves to be the most recent film from which Minions is based.
After opening to a $83.5 million in July, it did $368 million domestically. On July 2010, ‘Despicable Me’ debuted with $56.3 million and further went on to take in $252 million domestically along with $543 million globally.
This gave rise to a spinoff and a sequel leading to the funny yellow guys getting their very own movie. Meanwhile, Despicable Me 3 is all set for June 2017. Michael Keaton, Steve Coogan, John Hamm and Sandra Bullock provide voices in the film.
At the same time Pierre Coffin co-directed the Despicable Me movie with Chris Renaud and he is on-board for Minions, while teaming it up with Kyle Balda. Renaud is an executive producer while it is produced by Illumination’s Chris Meledandri and Janet Healy. The screenplay for the upcoming 3D-CG comedy adventure is done by Brian Lynch. Minions opened this week in its first two foreign markets.
It came in No.1 in Indonesia while securing the second place in Australia, settling just behind Universal’s Jurassic World, for a $987,716 total. Originally, it was decided that Minions would be released in December last year.
However, Universal shifted it to summer so that it can attract a potentially larger audience with the kids out of school. Furthermore, it allowed more time to coordinate merchandizing efforts.
In other news, Hollywood actress Sandra Bullock admitted that she enjoyed playing a villain in the animated film Minions. This movie is a spin-off from the Despicable Me franchise and it focuses on the yellow guys before they met Gru in the original film.