Two Years Ago Today, “Minions” Released Across the US

A spinoff film from the popular “Despicable Me” franchise was released in theaters across the United States two years ago today.

“Minions,” written by Brian Lynch and directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, was released in theaters on July 10th, 2015.

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“Minions,” written by Brian Lynch and directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, was released in theaters on July 10th, 2015. Courtesy: Universal / Illumination Entertainment

The film is a prequel to the two highly-successful “Despicable Me” films, focusing on the unique, yellow creatures known as Minions. The bulk of the film is set in the 1960s, as a group of three minions–in a quest to find a new boss to serve–travel to “Villaincon” and become swept up with the world of evildoers, including the infamous Scarlet Overkill.

The picture features the voice talents of Pierre Coffin (who voices ALL of the Minions), Sandra Bullock, Michael Keaton, John Hamm, and Steve Coogan.

It was a massive hit in theaters across the world, making over $1.1 billion on a budget of just $74 million. This made it not only one of top 15 highest-grossing films of all-time, but also one of the highest-grossing animated films not released and/or produced by Disney.

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