Notably, all seven of the films also had theatrical releases, making a strong argument that a theatrical run can pay dividends for years after a film has left cinemas.
#Minions: The Rise of Gru
After earning 51 nominations and 20 wins last year, Netflix again leads the pack with 50 nominations.
Universal’s other two winners in 2022 were “Minions: The Rise of Gru” and “The Bad Guys.”
Just three distributors/producers are responsible for nearly half of the contenders.
If the Academy wants to shed its reputation for being dismissive towards animation, these are some key questions it should consider.
The strong performance of these films comes amidst a historic dry spell of major animated releases in theaters.
Meanwhile, ‘Minions’ has topped the global box office yet again.
The Chinese government couldn’t resist editing the ending of Illumination’s latest animated feature.
‘The Rise of Gru’ finally got its Chinese release, but was overshadowed by local animated feature ‘New Gods: Yang Jian.’
‘One Piece Film: Red,’ coming to North American cinemas this fall, posted the second-best two-day opening in Japanese history.
As theatrical runs wind down in many key territories, ‘The Rise of Gru’ will get a second wind with Chinese and Italian releases.
The film’s long-term prospects are bright, with little competition in the kids and family space over the next five weeks.
Lightyear, Minions: The Rise of Gru, Lost Ollie, and Luck lead a packed August streaming calendar.
Jordan Peele’s Nope was the biggest film at the North America box office, but The Rise of Gru beat Thor
As Carell’s fee went viral, so to did a conversation about how artists are compensated for their work and their creations.
Paramount’s kung-fu comedy whiffed at the box office, while Minions: The Rise of Gru has now grossed more than $500 million worldwide.
Cinemas in the U.K. have reported losses in the thousands after the #GentleMinions viral trend turned destructive.
The Minions movies are shifting older as teen fans are returning to the franchise they grew up with.
With a $128 million launch, Minions signals the return of big box office animated features.
The Minions have done what Pixar couldn’t: proven that audiences still want theatrical animation.
Reviews are mixed for Illumination’s latest, which is predicted to pull in between $65-93 million over the July 4 weekend.
The executive warned against the slippery slope of letting outside voices, particularly those from social media, impact creative expression.
The film is now set for a full two years after its initial release date.
The coronavirus has pushed other releases back — and may still do the same with these two.
Amidst a nationwide lockdown in France, production has halted on “Minions: The Rise of Gru.”
Minion fever is back!
Highlights: Three original works from Disney and Pixar, Apple’s entry into the animated features arena, and China’s growing role in international co-productions.
Arriving July 3, 2020.