Animated sequels have both soared (see: “Toy Story 2″ and “Toy Story 3″) and sunk (see: “Cars 2″ and direct-to-video “Little Mermaid 2″). As it opens stateside, how does “Rio 2″ stack up against the…
Despicable Me 2
Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The…
This year's toons range from cavemen to a dreaming engineer
“Despicable Me 2″ bows in China this weekend heading for first place with an expected roughly $13.8 million. The Universal-Illumination toon opened Friday to $4 million at 3,000 locations, 141 of…
Representing the world's fifth-largest theatrical market, total French box office fell 5.3% to €1.2 million ($1.6 billion) off 192.79 million tickets sold in 2013, according to a report unveiled by…
LONDON — The U.K. box office fell 1% in 2013 to £1.17 billion ($1.92 billion), according to Rentrak, which reported that this was the first real fall in a decade, and the biggest drop in more than 20…
Of the top 10 worldwide box office champs in 2013, eight are sequels or reboots, two feature females as the star and three are animated. Disney/Buena Vista and Warner Bros. each have three films on…
The Minions are making more moolah for Universal Pictures, with “Despicable Me 2″ shattering sales records for an animated title, earning $80 million across all home entertainment platforms in a…
Movie tunes require their own unique aesthetic and Variety talked with the tunesmiths who crafted these Oscar contenders.
While all three Globes nominated animated features --"The Croods, "Despicable Me 2" and "Frozen"-- all came from the Hollywood majors, there was one conspicuous omission: a Pixar film.