Despicable Me 4 earns almost $230 million at the global box office

Chris Renaud has helmed by Despicable Me 4 along with Patrick Delage
Despicable Me 4 earns almost $230 million at the global box office

It's bananas at the box office for Despicable Me 4 as the latest instalment in the Despicable Me franchise has earned an estimate of $122.6 million from 4,428 theaters within its first week domestically, including a three-day weekend haul of $75 million. The Fourth of July holiday is also expected to have boosted the earnings.

Internationally, the film earned $106.9 million from 73 markets, bringing its global earnings to $229.5 million. Chris Renaud has helmed by Despicable Me 4 along with Patrick Delage, from a script penned by Mike White and Ken Daurio.

In the new film, Gru (Carell) and his family are forced to relocate to a safe house to hide from Maxime Le Mal (Ferrell), an old rival of Gru who seeks revenge with his girlfriend Valentina (Vergara). At the same time, one of the new neighbors, Poppy Prescott (King) is intent on returning Gru to villainy.

While Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove and Kristen Wiig are reprising their voice roles as Gru, Miranda and Lucy respectively, new cast members include, Will Ferrell as Maxime Le Mal, Sofia Vergara as Valentina, and Joey King as Poppy, Stephen Colbert as Perry Prescott and Chloe Fineman as Patsy Prescott. Pierre Coffin returns as the voice of the Minions and Steve Coogan returns as Silas Ramsbottom.

Our CE review of the film read, "While Despicable Me 4 attempts to differentiate itself from past entries, it ultimately falls back on a familiar formula, delivering a forgettable experience with occasional comedic sparks."

The movie is the second back-to-back win for the animated family marketplace after Pixar and Disney’s Inside Out 2. The Pixar film has surpassed Minions to to become the fifth highest-grossing film in the genre with its $1.22 billion global haul.

Related Stories

No stories found.
X
Cinema Express
www.cinemaexpress.com