Despicable Me 2 premiered on June 5, 2013 in Australia and had a wide theatrical release in the United States on July 3, 2013. " Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film three out of four stars, saying "It's a credit that the writing can be so funny in the moment, that it takes time to realize there's no cohesive story, zero dramatic tension and nary a practical lesson for either the characters in the film or the people watching in the theater. You're not logged in. After giving Dr. Nefario a 21 fart-gun salute send-off with the minions, Gru contacts Lucy and takes on the task of recovering the stolen mutagen. It was at the time of its release the 19th highest-grossing film of all time and the second highest-grossing animated film of all time (behind Toy Story 3). Steve Carell and Steve Coogan also voiced new characters: Gru's long-lost twin brother Dru, and his courteous butler, Fritz. While Gru, the ex-supervillain is adjusting to family life and an attempted honest living in the jam business, a secret Arctic laboratory is stolen. |  The film had the highest first-week sales for a digital title ever and became the best-selling animated Blu-ray title in its first week, surpassing its predecessor, which previously held the record. " Mary F. Pols of Time gave the film a positive review, saying "As a sequel it stands level with the first film, and may have the edge on it. Charleen Richards, Tom Johnson, Gary A. Rizzo, Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture, Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture, Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin, This page was last edited on 15 October 2020, at 14:54.  Cinépolis opened its first 4DX room at the Centro Comercial Limonar Premier mall in Cali, Colombia, with the release of the film. A heartbroken Gru, having lacked the courage to ask Lucy out on a date, instead takes the girls to the Cinco de Mayo party. Is your language not listed? Despicable Me 2 › Floyd.  Edko had decided that the film "would not do well in China and decided against using one of the precious quota slots for the film. Box Office, Top 30 Highest Grossing Movies for the IMDb Top 250. , Despicable Me 2 was released on Ultra HD Blu-ray on June 6, 2017.. Despite that he has an eagle pet, and he's petting a gleaming white wig, his presentation to Gru could have certain resemblance to the famous entrance of Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the most famous villain from the. A group of animals who have spent all their life in a New York zoo end up in the jungles of Madagascar, and must adjust to living in the wild. Dr. Nefario calls Gru to tell him that Lucy has been captured. Produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures, it is directed again by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.  In France, it premiered on June 12, 2013, as part of the Annecy International Animated Film Festival. He fails and falls out of the black wall with Kevin and Stuart. Floyd has blonde hair and a mustache. show all Despicable Me 2  (movie) songs, show this week's top 1000 most popular songs, Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack. 2013. Directed by Pierre Coffin, Chris Renaud. If you don't see eye to eye, sometimes it's easier to (part company) and move on from there. On her flight, Lucy, realizing that she has also fallen in love with Gru, jumps out of the plane and uses a hang-glider to reach the party. It's fatally nice and insufficiently naughty. LetsSingIt comes to you in your own language!  The film set an opening-day record in Latvia. Best of all, it features lots of minion mischief, which guarantees plenty of laughs.  China's Film Bureau was "furious" about the negative comments, stating that the film was not submitted for censorship approval. Record or download movies directly to your Sky box.  There were also rumors that the film's release was banned in China because the film's minions too much resembled former Chinese president Jiang Zemin. Lucy is reassigned to Australia and gives Gru her lipstick taser as a gift before leaving. Koichi Yamadera. " Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News gave the film two out of five stars, saying "Armed with masses of minions and an excess of adorability, Despicable Me 2 is guaranteed to charm anyone who's out of school and already bored. This arouses the suspicion of the Anti-Villain League, as the lab contains the mutagen, PX-41, that can transform living things into evil, indestructible killing machines. Six books were released for the film: The Junior Novel, The Anti-Villain League Handbook, Undercover Super Spies, Attack of the Evil Minions!, Make a Minion, and Meet the Minions. " Stephanie Merry of The Washington Post gave the film three out of four stars, saying "The animation is beguiling, particularly when Lucy drives her car into the ocean, transforming it into a submarine that scoots around sharks and fish. With Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Miranda Cosgrove. , Despicable Me 2 received generally positive reviews from critics.  Chris Renaud, co-director of the film, commented on Pacino's departure: "So we don't want an unhappy actor, and we want something that is well-realized on all sides. Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com). The date goes awry, but Lucy arrives and rescues Gru from being humiliated by shooting Shannon with a tranquilizer gun. Using an iceberg as a ship, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates as they explore a new world. Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, and Kristen Wiig reprised their roles. Its opening-day gross stands as third-highest for an animated feature, and the seventh-highest among films opening on a Wednesday. LetsSingIt comes to you in your own language! Margo has also broken up with Antonio as he became interested in another girl.  Calculating in all expenses, Deadline Hollywood estimated that the film made a profit of $394.5 million. 2011, A secret laboratory in the Arctic Circle has just been stolen with a mysterious giant magnet. Some of the biggest challenges for the animation team was creating visual effects (such as water and jelly), which led to the crashing and replacement of some of the studio's drives. Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 American computer-animated comedy film produced by Illumination Entertainment for Universal Pictures and animated by Illumination Mac Guff. It stars Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt, with Miranda Cosgrove, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Russell Brand, Frank Welker, Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud in supporting roles. Technical Specs, See agents for this cast & crew on IMDbPro, Additional Voices Po and his friends fight to stop a peacock villain from conquering China with a deadly new weapon, but first the Dragon Warrior must come to terms with his past.  In April 2012, producers confirmed that Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher were returning to reprise their roles. Ken Jeong Floyd. Meanwhile, back at Gru's house, the minion that El Macho released finds his home and attacks the girls, but Nefario comes to their rescue as he had created an antidote to the serum and pours it in their jelly reserves. In the same trailer, the phrase "Save us, save us" is heard at the end, which is from the song Man with the Hex as sung by the Atomic Fireballs.  The film remained in the first position at the box office for two consecutive weekends during July 2013. At the AVL headquarters Silas tells him he was taken here to track down the culprit of the person who stole the lab and recover the mutagen. Floyd wears a Cheongsam, a kind of Chinese gown. (voice) (as Claira Titman), Additional Voices ", Stephen Holden of The New York Times gave the film two and a half stars out of five, saying "It is consistently diverting and so cute you'll want to pet it. Not any longer! One hundred and forty-seven dates later, the two are married and the girls finally have a mother. On its first weekend, Despicable Me 2 opened only in Australia with $6.66 million, ahead of Monsters University which opened on the same weekend. El Macho then applies the mutagen on himself and turns into a monster, but Gru and Nefario defeat him using Lucy's lipstick taser and a fart gun respectively.  A Walmart exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack included two limited-edition Minion toys. Release Dates The animation was developed in Paris, France by Illumination Mac Guff using Autodesk Maya, over 400 to 650 artists worked on the sequel, in contrast of the team of 100 artists the first film required. Having left his former life behind to be a dad, ex-supervillain Gru is recruited to help take down a powerful new criminal. A spinoff/prequel film, Minions, focusing on the little yellow henchmen before they met Gru, was released on July 10, 2015. , Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "Steve Carell's Slavic inflections as Gru do the trick, as before.  As of January 2015[update], Despicable Me 2 has sold 6,998,018 DVDs and 5,560,038 Blu-ray discs totalling $112,572,748 and $114,061,866, respectively, totalling $226,634,614 in North America. " Benjamin Bratt, who had already been considered before Pacino, stepped in to voice Eduardo. Despicable Me Wiki is a FANDOM Movies Community. With funnier lines, funnier actions, and tons of minion madness, the movie has us focusing less on Gru's villainy, and more on the love life he never had. Despicable Me 2 (2013) cast and crew credits, including actors, actresses, directors, writers and more.