Despicable Me 4: It’s gonna be mega, knocked out competitors out of the box office over the July 4th holiday.

July 5, 2024 – It opened on Wednesday, July 3rd with an astounding $20.4 million dollars in its debut. 

Already, it’s on track to do over $120 million this weekend. 

The beloved kids animation film by Illumination and Universal, did even better than its previous movie from the same franchise series. How amazing are these numbers? 

How much did Despicable Me 4 make?

According to Deadline, Despicable Me 4 surpassed Despicable Me 3 which opened on July 4th, 2017, by more than 28 percent.

Despicable Me 3, made $16 million on its first day.

This latest installment brings back our favorite supervillain turned anti-villain. Gru is joined by his family, and we are introduced to baby Gru Jr. 

Is Gru related to the minions?

Gru’s crew, the minions are his helpers and in turn they love working with their boss.

The previous minions movie, Minions: Rise of Gru brought in over $125 million in receipts in its first three-day holiday weekend, back in 2022.

Everyone’s favorite delightful pesky yellow henchmen who unexpectedly pop up whenever and wherever are back in full effect!

The minions will keep children laughing while speaking their usual brand of minionese or banana language.

Despicable Me 4 Dominates

What is Despicable Me 4 about

Gru, voiced by Steve Carrell, and the minions are out to save the world again. This time they will battle their new enemy, Maxime Le Mer, voiced by Will Ferrell.

Rounding out the cast is Sofia Vergara as the sultry Valentina, Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, and Kristen Wiig as Lucy.

Despicable Me 4 Dominates

Does Dru return

The answer for fans is yes, Dru pops up in this latest film. However, he doesn’t appear too much throughout this sequel. Dru is also voiced by Steve Carrell. 

Will there be a Despicable Me 5

Despicable Me 4 was announced in 2017, right after the release and success of the third movie. That said, there is no decision as to whether or not a fifth film will be in the works.

Stay tuned and continue to check the Illumination and Universal website for any changes.

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Published by HOLR Magazine

Image credits: IG @illuminationent

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