Universal Set To Break Record Even Disney Couldn’t Achieve

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Gru, the girls, and the lovable yellow Minions are returning in the summer of 2024 with an all-new film.

Despicable Me (2010) instantly became a box office hit. This animated film series has captivated audiences worldwide with its endearing characters, humor, and heartwarming stories. The franchise debuted in 2010 with the release of Despicable Me, setting the stage for a series of successful films and spinoffs.


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The original Despicable Me was a critical and commercial success, paving the way for sequels. Despicable Me 2 (2013) continued Gru’s adventures and introduced new characters, while Despicable Me 3 (2017) introduced his long-lost twin brother, Dru.

While Despicable Me has done so well, the spinoff of the franchise, which includes two Minions spinoffs, proved to be box office hits in their own rights. The Minions movies explore the origin and adventures of these lovable sidekicks, providing a humorous and entertaining perspective on their existence. The last Minion film to be released was Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022). This film features Gru, the Minions, and the Vicious 6.

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With all of this success, Despicable Me 4 is set to a high bar and is set to pass a $5 billion franchise record. Despicable Me 4‘s release is set to elevate the Despicable Me franchise to unprecedented financial heights, potentially making it the first-ever animated movie franchise to surpass the $5 billion mark.

In the Despicable Me 4 trailer, which was recently released, fans can expect to see a glimpse into the next chapter of Gru, Lucy, and their girls. One new character is the smallest in the family, baby Gru Jr. However, a villain from Gru’s past resurfaces, endangering the entire family and prompting a relocation.

Minion Land at Universal Orlando

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While Despicable Me 4 does not have a specific release date as of yet, fans can expect the film by this summer.

Guests heading to Universal Orlando Resort can visit Illumination’s Minion Land, which is located in Universal Studios Florida. Minion Land features attractions, shops, and much more for guests to experience. Guests can hop on Villian Con Minion Blast or Despicable Me Minion Mayhem.

Guests looking for a bite to eat or banana popcorn can head to the Minion Cafe, Bake My Day, Freeze Ray Pops, and Pop-a-nana. Guests looking to meet these lovable characters can head to the Illumination Theatre to meet Gru Margot, Edith, Agnes, the Minions, and characters from the Sing films.

Are you excited about the newest Despicable Me movie?

About Brittni Ward

Brittni is a Disney and Universal fan; one of her favorite things at both parks is collecting popcorn buckets. While at Disney World Resort, Brittni meets the princesses and rides Kilimanjaro Safaris. At Universal, Brittni enjoys the Minions and watching Animal Actors on Location! When not at Disney World Resort or Universal Orlando, Brittni spends time with her family and pets.