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Despicable Me – Trailer

Despicable Me is a 2010 American computer-animated 3D comedy film from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment that was released on July 9, 2010 in the United States. The film stars Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and iCarly’s Miranda Cosgrove. It is the first CGI feature produced by Universal, in association with its Illumination Entertainment division. It was entirely animated in the French studio Mac Guff in Paris, France.

The film earned positive reviews from critics, and grossed more than $251 million in the US, against a budget of $69 million.

Cast

Steve Carell as Felonious Gru, The main protagonist, the world’s former #1 supervillain. He intends to shrink and steal the moon to gain his status back, but later develops a fatherly bond with three orphaned girls.
Jason Segel as Victor ‘Vector’ Perkins, The main antagonist the world’s new #1 supervillain after stealing the great Pyramid of Giza. He is known to create weapons using sea creatures.
Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Gru’s elderly, hearing impaired gadget man and good friend.
Julie Andrews as Marlena Gru, Gru’s mother.
Will Arnett as Mr. Perkins, the president of the Bank of Evil and Vector’s father.
Kristen Wiig as Miss Hattie, the mistress of a local orphanage.
Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, the oldest of three girls. Cosgrove describes the character as very protective of her two younger sisters.
Dana Gaier as Edith, the middle girl of the group. A bit of a tomboy that likes pink, she is described by her voice actor to be “sort of a trouble maker”.
Elsie Fisher as Agnes, the youngest girl. She is known for her fondness of unicorns.
Pierre Coffin as Tim / Bob / Mark / Phil / Stuart, five of Gru’s minions.
Chris Renaud as Dave, one of Gru’s minions.
Ken Jeong as Talk Show Host.
Danny McBride as Fred McDade, Gru’s next door neighbor.
Jack McBrayer as Tourist Father / Carnival Barker.
Mindy Kaling as Tourist Mother.
Jemaine Clement as Jerry, one of Gru’s minions.
Rob Huebel as Anchorman / Newscaster.
Ken Daurio as Egyptian Guard.

Box-office performance

Released on July 9, 2010, in the United States, Despicable Me opened at the number one spot at the box office and pulled in $56.3 million, making it the third biggest opening grossing for an animated film in 2010 behind Toy Story 3 and Shrek Forever After. In its second weekend, the film dipped to 42% to second place behind Inception with $32.8 million earned. The film then had another drop of 27% in its third weekend and finished in third place with $23.8 million. On August 5, 2010, the film crossed the $200 million mark, becoming the first Universal film to reach the milestone since 2007’s The Bourne Ultimatum.

On the weekend lasting from September 3–5, 2010 it surpassed Shrek Forever After to become the second highest-grossing animated film of 2010 in the United States and Canada, behind Toy Story 3. It is also the highest-grossing non-DreamWorks/non-Disney·Pixar animated film of all time in these territories. The film has made $251,513,985 in the United States and Canada as well as an estimated $290,500,000 overseas for a worldwide total of $543,010,705, against its $69 million production budget. This film is also Universal’s sixth highest-grossing film (unadjusted for inflation)and the tenth-highest-grossing animated feature of all-time in North America.In worldwide earnings, it is the sixth biggest film of Universal Studios, the fourth-largest animated movie of 2010 trailing Toy Story 3, Shrek Forever After, and Tangled, the 16th largest animated film of all time and the 9th highest-grossing film of 2010.

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