As NBCUniversal/Illumination’s Minions: The Rise of Gru took the top spot at the U.K. box office last weekend, some cinemas in the country were forced to ban groups of young people in suits from attending screenings of the film after several locations reported vandalism and unruly behavior.
The disruptions and vandalism are tied to the #GentleMinions viral movement in which large groups of teenagers dress up in formal attire to attend screenings of The Rise of Gru. Some of the collectives have gone a step further and begun interrupting screenings, shouting, and recording everything to put on Tiktok. There have been claims that bananas and other objects have been thrown at screens.
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