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Despicable Me 4 box office: The Minion magic is looking at a bumper opening

Despicable Me 4 has hit the big screen and is now spreading the Minion magic all over again. 

Despicable Me 4 box office: The Minion magic is looking at a bumper opening

Despicable Me 4 Box Office Update

Last Updated: 07.16 PM, Jul 07, 2024


While the world is now obsessing over the many tentpole movies that have lined up for release in Hollywood, what has bounced back into the mainstream is the animated genre, which is currently ruling the big screen. When Inside Out 2 performed its magic recently, we thought that was the peak of the genre’s success for this year. But who would have thought we would get another successful animated movie in the same year? Despicable Me 4 has managed to recreate the magic like its predecessor. The world was eagerly awaiting the release of their beloved franchise, Despicable Me, because with it returned the Minions, who have impressed audiences and made them fall in love. It turns out the film has now reached a significant opening milestone. 

Despicable Me 4 Gearing Up For A Big Opening Weekend

The Despicable Me franchise has now managed to make it a tradition to release around the July 4 holiday. The only film among the four not to release on this date was the first one. Despicable Me 4, which hit the big screen on Wednesday, July 3, 2024, has managed to draw in big numbers. While some estimations suggested that the impact of the franchise might have gotten diluted, the movie bounced back on July 4 and managed to take the estimation beyond $100 million, exactly the same as Despicable Me 3.

According to a new report by The Hollywood Reporter, at the end of the five-day opening weekend, Despicable Me 4 is expected to earn $120 million. The three-day weekend half of $72 million has indeed made everyone confident about the same. This has to be a very strong opening as the number is similar to the opening of Despicable Me 3, which also had a five-day weekend to itself. The fourth installment is the sixth film in the overall franchise, with the last movie being Minions: The Rise Of Gru. The franchise ranks as the top-grossing animated franchise of all time.

Despicable Me 4 Still
Despicable Me 4 Still

Despicable Me at the Box Office

The first movie, Despicable Me, opened on July 9, 2010, and earned $56 million. After this, the makers shifted the release window of the franchise to July 4. Despicable Me 2 (2013) went on to earn $143 million, followed by Despicable Me 3 (2017), which earned $120 million.

The Despicable Me franchise has fans worldwide, and there is no single streaming option because the fanbase is spread far and wide. You can watch all three films, including Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013), and Despicable Me 3 (2017) for rent on Zee5 and Amazon Prime Video. The three films are also available on JioCinema with your subscription. On Zee5, you can also watch them with your OTTplay Premium subscription.

The Despicable Me world has also branched out into a standalone Minions franchise. The franchise currently has two films: Minions (2015) and Minions: The Rise Of Gru (2022). Both films are available for rent on Zee5, Amazon Prime Video, and also on JioCinema.

Despicable Me 4 Poster
Despicable Me 4 Poster

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