With two of the summer’s highest-grossing films, “Despicable Me 2” and “Fast and Furious 6,” Universal already has achieved its biggest year ever at the international box office, with $1.8 billion…
Despicable Me 2
Animated features have never been more popular or more important to Hollywood. Yet the directors of some of Hollywood’s top toon hits are frustrated with the state of animated features — and some are…
Note to Universal: When it comes to ghosts, it would appear audiences prefer the fact-based kind vs. silly spirits being chased by Ryan Reynolds and the Dude. Universal’s $130 million disaster…
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Judging by the numbers, the 'Despicable Me' creatures' appeal is undeniable, and yet, Illumination honcho Chris Meledandri is also eager to introduce the studio's next batch of unique characters.
Another weekend, another big-budget box office disappointment. This time it's Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures' $185 million-budgeted "Pacific Rim," which collected just $38.3 million domestically.
Box Office: ‘Pacific’ on the Rim of Disappointment Stateside, Beat By ‘Grown Ups,’ ‘Despicable Me’ Sequels
“Pacific Rim” landed in second place Friday with $14.6 million, which is about the best it can expect to do this weekend as it gets overtaken by a critically-smeared sequel and a beloved toon…
Box office chatter this week has mostly revolved around "Pacific Rim," and yet the pricey monster pic could land at No. 3 domestically this weekend, with holdover toon "Despicable Me 2" and "Grown…
Box Office: ‘Despicable Me 2’ Soars With $142 Mil, While ‘Lone Ranger’ Stalls With Less Than $50 Mil
Moviegoers went gaga for Universal's yellow minions this weekend, with "Despicable Me 2" grossing a boffo $142 million in five days, condemning Disney's masked vigilante in "The Lone Ranger" to…
It’s a lonely audience for “Lone Ranger” this Fourth of July weekend. In a scenario reminiscent of Disney’s “John Carter,” “Ranger” finally broke $10 million on Friday, the highest-grossing day since…
Opening day grosses for Universal’s “Despicable Me 2” soared with $34.3 million, while Disney’s big-budget “The Lone Ranger” is resembling the high-speed train wreck depicted in the movie, grossing…
The animation community was shocked to learn that the "Despicable Me 2" team were recasting Al Pacino's role with Benjamin Bratt less than six weeks before the film's Annecy festival premiere.