Despicable Me 2

Despicable Me 2 poster
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $368,065,385Details
International Box Office $602,337,493
Worldwide Box Office $970,402,878
Home Market Performance
Domestic DVD Sales $104,869,746 Details
Domestic Blu-ray Sales $110,531,640 Details
Total Domestic Video Sales $215,401,386
Further financial details...

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Metrics

Rotten Tomatoes
Critics Certified FreshAudience Upright
Critics
74% - Certified Fresh
Audience
85% - Upright

Movie Details

Production Budget:$76,000,000
Domestic Releases: July 2nd, 2013 (Wide) by Universal
Video Release: December 10th, 2013 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for rude humor and mild action.
(Rating bulletin 2268, 4/17/2013)
Franchise: Despicable Me
Keywords: Secret Agent, Romance, First Love, Relationships Gone Wrong, Mad Scientist, Adopted Family, Scene in End Credits, Coming of Age, Non-Chronological, Fantasy Sequence, Love at First Sight, Interspecies Romance, Sequel With Returning Stars Playing New Characters, Letting Go, 3-D
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Comedy
Production Method:Digital Animation
Creative Type:Kids Fiction
Production Companies: Universal Pictures, Chris Meledandri

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Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/07/03 - $35,010,665   3,956 $8,850   $35,010,665 2
2013/07/04 - $24,546,980 -30% 3,956 $6,205   $58,846,980 3
2013/07/05 - $30,477,125 +24% 3,997 $7,625   $89,324,105 4
2013/07/06 - $29,377,950 -4% 3,997 $7,350   $118,702,055 5
2013/07/07 - $23,662,240 -19% 3,997 $5,920   $143,074,960 6
2013/07/08 1 $10,512,110 -56% 3,997 $2,630   $153,587,070 7
2013/07/09 1 $12,070,940 +15% 3,997 $3,020   $165,658,010 8
2013/07/10 1 $9,672,740 -20% 3,997 $2,420   $175,330,750 9
2013/07/11 1 $9,153,130 -5% 3,997 $2,290   $184,483,880 10
2013/07/12 3 $13,450,080 +47% 4,003 $3,360   $197,933,960 11
2013/07/13 1 $17,433,065 +30% 4,003 $4,355   $215,367,025 12
2013/07/14 1 $13,009,750 -25% 4,003 $3,250   $228,376,775 13
2013/07/15 1 $5,644,230 -57% 4,003 $1,410   $234,021,005 14
2013/07/16 1 $6,845,130 +21% 4,003 $1,710   $240,866,135 15
2013/07/17 2 $5,233,395 -24% 3,891 $1,345   $246,099,530 16
2013/07/18 1 $5,000,505 -4% 3,891 $1,285   $251,100,035 17
2013/07/19 2 $7,468,085 +49% 3,820 $1,955   $258,568,120 18
2013/07/20 2 $10,027,475 +34% 3,820 $2,625   $268,595,595 19
2013/07/21 2 $7,410,800 -26% 3,820 $1,940   $276,006,395 20
2013/07/22 2 $3,457,100 -53% 3,820 $905   $279,463,495 21
2013/07/23 2 $4,354,800 +26% 3,820 $1,140   $283,818,295 22
2013/07/24 2 $3,361,405 -23% 3,820 $880   $287,179,700 23
2013/07/25 2 $3,208,885 -5% 3,820 $840   $290,388,585 24
2013/07/26 3 $4,866,435 +52% 3,476 $1,400   $295,255,020 25
2013/07/27 3 $6,395,840 +31% 3,476 $1,840   $301,650,860 26
2013/07/28 3 $5,161,860 -19% 3,476 $1,485   $306,812,720 27
2013/07/29 3 $2,276,780 -56% 3,476 $655   $309,089,500 28
2013/07/30 3 $2,728,660 +20% 3,476 $785   $311,818,160 29
2013/07/31 4 $2,139,150 -22% 3,476 $615   $313,957,310 30
2013/08/01 4 $2,320,155 +8% 3,476 $667   $316,277,465 31
2013/08/02 5 $3,094,755 +33% 3,207 $965   $319,372,220 32
2013/08/03 5 $4,153,065 +34% 3,207 $1,295   $323,525,285 33
2013/08/04 5 $2,886,300 -31% 3,207 $900   $326,411,585 34
2013/08/05 5 $1,555,395 -46% 3,207 $485   $327,966,980 35
2013/08/06 4 $1,763,440 +13% 3,207 $550   $329,730,420 36
2013/08/07 6 $1,453,525 -18% 2,850 $510   $331,183,945 37
2013/08/08 6 $1,382,250 -5% 2,850 $485   $332,566,195 38
2013/08/09 9 $1,904,025 +38% 2,395 $795   $334,470,220 39
2013/08/10 9 $2,287,225 +20% 2,395 $955   $336,757,445 40
2013/08/11 9 $1,724,400 -25% 2,395 $720   $338,481,845 41
2013/08/12 8 $910,125 -47% 2,395 $380   $339,391,970 42
2013/08/13 8 $1,221,450 +34% 2,395 $510   $340,613,420 43
2013/08/14 8 $862,225 -29% 2,395 $360   $341,475,645 44
2013/08/15 8 $730,475 -15% 2,395 $305   $342,206,120 45
2013/08/16 13 $1,072,620 +47% 1,818 $590   $343,278,740 46
2013/08/17 12 $1,581,660 +47% 1,818 $870   $344,860,400 47
2013/08/18 11 $1,254,455 -21% 1,818 $690   $346,114,855 48
2013/08/19 11 $527,220 -58% 1,818 $290   $346,642,075 49
2013/08/20 11 $581,760 +10% 1,818 $320   $347,223,835 50
2013/08/21 12 $415,205 -29% 1,818 $228   $347,639,040 51
2013/08/22 11 $461,380 +11% 1,818 $254   $348,100,420 52
2013/08/23 - $715,020 +55% 1,402 $510   $348,815,440 53
2013/08/24 - $1,100,575 +54% 1,402 $785   $349,916,015 54
2013/08/25 - $785,120 -29% 1,402 $560   $350,701,135 55
2013/08/26 - $336,480 -57% 1,402 $240   $351,037,615 56
2013/08/27 - $350,555 +4% 1,402 $250   $351,388,170 57
2013/08/28 - $288,420 -18% 1,402 $206   $351,676,590 58
2013/08/29 - $262,200 -9% 1,402 $187   $351,938,790 59
2013/08/30 - $597,060 +128% 1,284 $465   $352,535,850 60
2013/08/31 - $1,072,045 +80% 1,284 $835   $353,607,895 61
2013/09/01 - $1,091,355 +2% 1,284 $850   $354,699,250 62
2013/09/02 - $1,040,040 -5% 1,284 $810   $355,739,290 63
2013/09/03 - $147,660 -86% 1,284 $115   $355,886,950 64
2013/09/04 - $96,300 -35% 1,284 $75   $355,983,250 65
2013/09/05 - $115,560 +20% 1,284 $90   $356,098,810 66
2013/09/06 - $309,750 +168% 1,050 $295   $356,408,560 67
2013/09/07 - $724,500 +134% 1,050 $690   $357,133,060 68
2013/09/08 - $425,255 -41% 1,050 $405   $357,558,315 69
2013/09/09 - $68,250 -84% 1,050 $65   $357,626,565 70
2013/09/10 - $78,750 +15% 1,050 $75   $357,705,315 71
2013/09/11 - $63,010 -20% 1,050 $60   $357,768,325 72
2013/09/12 - $62,995 n/c 1,050 $60   $357,831,320 73
2013/09/13 - $271,625 +331% 1,006 $270   $358,102,945 74
2013/09/14 - $613,660 +126% 1,006 $610   $358,716,605 75
2013/09/15 - $397,370 -35% 1,006 $395   $359,113,975 76
2013/09/16 - $65,390 -84% 1,006 $65   $359,179,365 77
2013/09/17 - $70,420 +8% 1,006 $70   $359,249,785 78
2013/09/18 - $60,360 -14% 1,006 $60   $359,310,145 79
2013/09/19 - $60,255 n/c 1,006 $60   $359,370,400 80
2013/09/20 - $286,140 +375% 1,004 $285   $359,656,540 81
2013/09/21 - $682,720 +139% 1,004 $680   $360,339,260 82
2013/09/22 12 $391,560 -43% 1,004 $390   $360,730,820 83
2013/09/23 - $65,260 -83% 1,004 $65   $360,796,080 84
2013/09/24 - $70,280 +8% 1,004 $70   $360,866,360 85
2013/09/25 - $60,240 -14% 1,004 $60   $360,926,600 86
2013/09/26 - $55,220 -8% 1,004 $55   $360,981,820 87
2013/09/27 - $190,755 +245% 748 $255   $361,172,575 88
2013/09/28 - $381,480 +100% 748 $510   $361,554,055 89
2013/09/29 - $220,660 -42% 748 $295   $361,774,715 90
2013/09/30 - $44,880 -80% 748 $60   $361,819,595 91
2013/10/01 - $48,620 +8% 748 $65   $361,868,215 92
2013/10/02 - $41,350 -15% 748 $55   $361,909,565 93
2013/10/03 - $41,035 -1% 748 $55   $361,950,600 94
2013/10/04 - $116,410 +184% 485 $240   $362,067,010 95
2013/10/05 - $230,375 +98% 485 $475   $362,297,385 96
2013/10/06 - $138,225 -40% 485 $285   $362,435,610 97
2013/10/07 - $29,100 -79% 485 $60   $362,464,710 98
2013/10/08 - $31,525 +8% 485 $65   $362,496,235 99
2013/10/09 - $26,675 -15% 485 $55   $362,522,910 100
2013/10/10 - $31,605 +18% 485 $65   $362,554,515 101
2013/10/11 - $134,540 +326% 434 $310   $362,689,055 102
2013/10/12 - $227,850 +69% 434 $525   $362,916,905 103
2013/10/13 - $143,225 -37% 434 $330   $363,060,130 104
2013/10/14 - $91,140 -36% 434 $210   $363,151,270 105
2013/10/15 - $36,890 -60% 434 $85   $363,188,160 106
2013/10/16 - $28,010 -24% 434 $65   $363,216,170 107
2013/10/17 - $39,060 +39% 434 $90   $363,255,230 108
2013/10/18 - $126,400 +224% 395 $320   $363,381,630 109
2013/10/19 - $231,075 +83% 395 $585   $363,612,705 110
2013/10/20 - $128,375 -44% 395 $325   $363,741,080 111
2013/10/21 - $29,805 -77% 395 $75   $363,770,885 112
2013/10/22 - $29,710 n/c 395 $75   $363,800,595 113
2013/10/23 - $25,870 -13% 395 $65   $363,826,465 114
2013/10/24 - $31,795 +23% 395 $80   $363,858,260 115
2013/10/25 - $102,330 +222% 379 $270   $363,960,590 116
2013/10/26 - $176,235 +72% 379 $465   $364,136,825 117
2013/10/27 - $111,805 -37% 379 $295   $364,248,630 118
2013/10/28 - $26,555 -76% 379 $70   $364,275,185 119
2013/10/29 - $24,635 -7% 379 $65   $364,299,820 120
2013/10/30 - $20,845 -15% 379 $55   $364,320,665 121
2013/10/31 - $30,320 +45% 379 $80   $364,350,985 122
2013/11/01 - $100,425 +231% 309 $325   $364,451,410 123
2013/11/02 - $208,585 +108% 309 $675   $364,659,995 124
2013/11/03 - $114,330 -45% 309 $370   $364,774,325 125
2013/11/04 - $26,265 -77% 309 $85   $364,800,590 126
2013/11/05 - $32,445 +24% 309 $105   $364,833,035 127
2013/11/06 - $23,175 -29% 309 $75   $364,856,210 128
2013/11/07 - $23,095 n/c 309 $75   $364,879,305 129
2013/11/08 - $113,150 +390% 310 $365   $364,992,455 130
2013/11/09 - $220,100 +95% 310 $710   $365,212,555 131
2013/11/10 - $141,065 -36% 310 $455   $365,353,620 132
2013/11/11 - $97,650 -31% 310 $315   $365,451,270 133
2013/11/12 - $26,350 -73% 310 $85   $365,477,620 134
2013/11/13 - $24,800 -6% 310 $80   $365,502,420 135
2013/11/14 - $23,250 -6% 310 $75   $365,525,670 136
2013/11/15 - $100,650 +333% 305 $330   $365,626,320 137
2013/11/16 - $208,925 +108% 305 $685   $365,835,245 138
2013/11/17 - $108,275 -48% 305 $355   $365,943,520 139
2013/11/18 - $22,875 -79% 305 $75   $365,966,395 140
2013/11/19 - $24,385 +7% 305 $80   $365,990,780 141
2013/11/20 - $21,350 -12% 305 $70   $366,012,130 142
2013/11/21 - $19,825 -7% 305 $65   $366,031,955 143
2013/11/22 18 $79,650 +302% 295 $270   $366,111,605 144
2013/11/23 16 $169,625 +113% 295 $575   $366,281,230 145
2013/11/24 17 $94,420 -44% 295 $320   $366,375,650 146
2013/11/25 17 $42,775 -55% 295 $145   $366,418,425 147
2013/11/26 16 $56,010 +31% 295 $190   $366,474,435 148
2013/11/27 - $78,590 +40% 271 $290   $366,553,025 149
2013/11/28 - $39,295 -50% 271 $145   $366,592,320 150
2013/11/29 - $135,555 +245% 271 $500   $366,727,875 151
2013/11/30 - $136,855 +1% 271 $505   $366,864,730 152
2013/12/01 - $67,750 -50% 271 $250   $366,932,480 153
2013/12/02 - $14,785 -78% 271 $55   $366,947,265 154
2013/12/03 - $13,605 -8% 271 $50   $366,960,870 155
2013/12/04 - $12,310 -10% 271 $45   $366,973,180 156
2013/12/05 - $13,415 +9% 271 $50   $366,986,595 157
2013/12/06 - $39,060 +191% 252 $155   $367,025,655 158
2013/12/07 - $83,160 +113% 252 $330   $367,108,815 159
2013/12/08 - $49,140 -41% 252 $195   $367,157,955 160
2013/12/09 - $13,860 -72% 252 $55   $367,171,815 161
2013/12/10 - $15,120 +9% 252 $60   $367,186,935 162
2013/12/11 - $13,775 -9% 252 $55   $367,200,710 163
2013/12/12 - $11,340 -18% 252 $45   $367,212,050 164
2013/12/13 - $31,220 +175% 233 $134   $367,243,270 165
2013/12/14 - $71,360 +129% 233 $306   $367,314,630 166
2013/12/15 - $41,255 -42% 233 $177   $367,355,885 167
2013/12/16 - $9,930 -76% 233 $43   $367,365,815 168
2013/12/17 - $12,265 +24% 233 $53   $367,378,080 169
2013/12/18 - $13,780 +12% 233 $59   $367,391,860 170
2013/12/19 - $13,795 n/c 233 $59   $367,405,655 171
2013/12/20 - $25,615 +86% 197 $130   $367,431,270 172
2013/12/21 - $41,370 +62% 197 $210   $367,472,640 173
2013/12/22 - $31,520 -24% 197 $160   $367,504,160 174
2013/12/23 - $31,520 n/c 197 $160   $367,535,680 175
2013/12/24 - $17,730 -44% 197 $90   $367,553,410 176
2013/12/25 - $20,125 +14% 197 $102   $367,573,535 177
2013/12/26 - $34,125 +70% 197 $173   $367,607,660 178
2013/12/27 - $43,725 +28% 165 $265   $367,651,385 179
2013/12/28 - $49,485 +13% 165 $300   $367,700,870 180
2013/12/29 - $35,475 -28% 165 $215   $367,736,345 181
2013/12/30 - $30,525 -14% 165 $185   $367,766,870 182
2013/12/31 - $26,400 -14% 165 $160   $367,793,270 183
2014/01/01 - $42,075 +59% 165 $255   $367,835,345 184
2014/01/02 - $24,750 -41% 165 $150   $367,860,095 185
2014/01/03 - $33,220 +34% 151 $220   $367,893,315 186
2014/01/04 - $42,280 +27% 151 $280   $367,935,595 187
2014/01/05 - $21,140 -50% 151 $140   $367,956,735 188
2014/01/06 - $7,555 -64% 151 $50   $367,964,290 189
2014/01/07 - $7,575 n/c 151 $50   $367,971,865 190
2014/01/08 - $6,040 -20% 151 $40   $367,977,905 191
2014/01/09 - $5,285 -13% 151 $35   $367,983,190 192
2014/01/10 - $13,015 +146% 137 $95   $367,996,205 193
2014/01/11 - $33,565 +158% 137 $245   $368,029,770 194
2014/01/12 - $19,865 -41% 137 $145   $368,049,635 195
2014/01/13 - $3,425 -83% 137 $25   $368,053,060 196
2014/01/14 - $4,110 +20% 137 $30   $368,057,170 197
2014/01/15 - $4,095 n/c 137 $30   $368,061,265 198
2014/01/16 - $4,120 +1% 137 $30   $368,065,385 199

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2013/07/05 1 $84,227,980   3,997 $21,073   $143,074,960 6
2013/07/12 1 $43,892,895 -48% 4,003 $10,965   $228,376,775 13
2013/07/19 2 $24,906,360 -43% 3,820 $6,520   $276,006,395 20
2013/07/26 3 $16,424,135 -34% 3,476 $4,725   $306,812,720 27
2013/08/02 5 $10,134,120 -38% 3,207 $3,160   $326,411,585 34
2013/08/09 9 $5,915,650 -42% 2,395 $2,470   $338,481,845 41
2013/08/16 11 $3,908,735 -34% 1,818 $2,150   $346,114,855 48
2013/08/23 14 $2,600,715 -33% 1,402 $1,855   $350,701,135 55
2013/08/30 13 $2,760,460 +6% 1,284 $2,150   $354,699,250 62
2013/09/06 15 $1,459,505 -47% 1,050 $1,390   $357,558,315 69
2013/09/13 13 $1,282,655 -12% 1,006 $1,275   $359,113,975 76
2013/09/20 13 $1,360,420 +6% 1,004 $1,355   $360,730,820 83
2013/09/27 17 $792,895 -42% 748 $1,060   $361,774,715 90
2013/10/04 19 $485,010 -39% 485 $1,000   $362,435,610 97
2013/10/11 19 $505,615 +4% 434 $1,165   $363,060,130 104
2013/10/18 20 $485,850 -4% 395 $1,230   $363,741,080 111
2013/10/25 20 $390,370 -20% 379 $1,030   $364,248,630 118
2013/11/01 16 $423,340 +8% 309 $1,370   $364,774,325 125
2013/11/08 18 $474,315 +12% 310 $1,530   $365,353,620 132
2013/11/15 18 $417,850 -12% 305 $1,370   $365,943,520 139
2013/11/22 18 $343,695 -18% 295 $1,165   $366,375,650 146
2013/11/29 23 $340,160 -1% 271 $1,255   $366,932,480 153
2013/12/06 25 $171,360 -50% 252 $680   $367,157,955 160
2013/12/13 23 $183,975 +7% 233 $790   $367,396,025 167
2013/12/20 26 $98,505 -46% 197 $500   $367,504,160 174
2013/12/27 32 $128,685 +31% 165 $780   $367,736,345 181
2014/01/03 36 $96,640 -25% 151 $640   $367,956,735 188
2014/01/10 36 $66,445 -31% 137 $485   $368,049,635 195

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/15/201312,080,734 2,080,734$35,101,983$35,101,9831
12/22/201311,537,428-26% 3,618,162$26,120,902$61,222,8842
12/29/20131948,749-38% 4,566,911$15,777,696$77,000,5803
1/5/20141337,499-64% 4,904,410$5,734,108$82,734,6884
1/12/20142164,649-51% 5,069,059$2,795,740$85,530,4285
1/19/2014590,867-45% 5,159,926$1,543,830$87,074,2596
1/26/2014575,726-17% 5,235,652$1,286,585$88,360,8437
2/2/20141048,572-36% 5,284,224$825,238$89,186,0828
2/9/20143166,185+242% 5,450,409$2,303,324$91,489,4069
2/16/20141262,107-63% 5,512,516$930,984$92,420,39010
2/23/2014853,444-14% 5,565,960$801,126$93,221,51511
3/2/20141136,206-32% 5,602,166$542,728$93,722,62812
3/9/2014934,604-4% 5,636,770$518,022$94,240,65013
3/16/20141253,676+55% 5,690,446$804,603$95,045,25414
3/23/20141426,149-51% 5,716,595$391,974$95,437,22715
3/30/20141243,147+65% 5,759,742$637,713$96,074,94016
4/6/20141140,630-6% 5,800,372$602,543$96,677,48317
4/13/2014593,035+129% 5,893,407$1,068,972$97,746,45518
4/20/20147123,932+33% 6,017,339$1,370,688$99,117,14319
4/27/20141424,063-81% 6,041,402$358,779$99,475,92220
5/4/20141622,642-6% 6,064,044$339,177$99,815,09921
5/11/20142023,277+3% 6,087,321$348,922$100,164,02122
5/18/20141823,184n/c6,110,505$347,528$100,511,55023
5/25/20142017,295-25% 6,127,800$259,252$100,770,80224
6/1/20142018,044+4% 6,145,844$270,480$101,041,28125
6/8/20141815,870-12% 6,161,714$237,891$101,279,17226
6/15/20142315,746-1% 6,177,460$235,403$101,514,57527
6/22/20142411,338-28% 6,188,798$169,957$101,684,53228
6/29/20142015,700+38% 6,204,498$228,592$101,913,12429
7/6/20142025,346+61% 6,229,844$278,046$102,191,16930
7/13/20142019,593-23% 6,249,437$223,752$102,414,92131
7/20/20142614,182-28% 6,263,619$189,755$102,604,67732
7/27/20141616,165+14% 6,279,784$170,056$102,774,73233
8/3/20142813,916-14% 6,293,700$208,183$102,982,91634
8/31/20142518,309 6,330,313$237,834$103,474,14838
9/7/20142616,248-11% 6,346,561$210,899$103,685,04739
9/28/20141917,092 6,379,028$222,025$104,106,79342

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
12/15/201312,918,985 2,918,985$58,350,510$58,350,5101
12/22/201311,109,868-62% 4,028,853$22,186,261$80,536,7712
12/29/20131660,894-40% 4,689,747$13,198,053$93,734,8243
1/5/20141200,187-70% 4,889,934$4,001,738$97,736,5624
1/12/2014192,768-54% 4,982,702$1,854,432$99,590,9945
1/19/2014445,460-51% 5,028,162$908,291$100,499,2856
1/26/2014537,699-17% 5,065,861$753,227$101,252,5127
2/2/2014928,831-24% 5,094,692$576,324$101,828,8368
2/9/20141820,844-28% 5,115,536$416,665$102,245,5019
2/16/2014749,594+138% 5,165,130$991,381$103,236,88210
2/23/2014633,200-33% 5,198,330$724,083$103,960,96511
3/2/2014728,507-14% 5,226,837$569,858$104,530,82312
3/9/2014925,369-11% 5,252,206$507,123$105,037,94613
3/16/2014932,020+26% 5,284,226$638,471$105,676,41714
3/23/20141015,594-51% 5,299,820$311,104$105,987,52115
3/30/20141120,912+34% 5,320,732$417,620$106,405,14116
4/6/20141414,469-31% 5,335,201$288,514$106,693,65517
4/13/20141913,935-4% 5,349,136$243,731$106,937,38618
4/20/2014866,210+375% 5,415,346$1,001,103$107,938,48919
4/27/20141411,296-83% 5,426,642$224,330$108,162,81920
5/4/2014189,070-20% 5,435,712$180,852$108,343,67121
8/3/2014175,630 5,512,776$96,557$109,851,78634

Full financial estimates for this film, including domestic and international box office, video sales, video rentals, TV and ancillary revenue are available through our research services. For more information, please contact us at research@the-numbers.com.

Cast

Steve Carell    Gru
Kristen Wiig    Lucy
Benjamin Bratt    Eduardo/El Macho
Miranda Cosgrove    Margo
Russell Brand    Dr. Nefario
Ken Jeong    Floyd
Steve Googan    Silas
Elsie Fisher    Agnes
Dana Gaier    Edith
Moises Arias    Antonio
Nasim Pedrad    Jillian
Kristen Schaal    Shannon
Pierre Coffin    Minions (Kevin, Bob, Stuart, Additional Minions, Evil Minions)
Chris Renaud    Additonal Minions, Evil Minions, Italian Waiter
Nickolai Stoilov    Arctic Lab Guards
Vanessa Bayer    Flight Attendant
Ava Acres    Additonal Voice
Lori Alan    Additonal Voice
Jack Angel    Additonal Voice
Eva Bella    Additonal Voice
Georgia Cook    Additonal Voice
John Cygan    Additonal Voice
Debi Derryberry    Additonal Voice
Jess Harnell    Additonal Voice
Danny Mann    Additonal Voice
Mona Marshall    Additonal Voice
Mickie McGowan    Additonal Voice
Mason McNulty    Additonal Voice
Alec Medlock    Additonal Voice
Laraine Newman    Additonal Voice
Jan Rabson    Additonal Voice
Andre Robinson    Additonal Voice
Katie Silverman    Additonal Voice
Casey Simpson    Additonal Voice
James Kevin Ward    Additonal Voice
April Winchell    Additonal Voice

Production and Technical Credits

Director    Chris Renaud
Director    Pierre Coffin
Producer    Chris Meledandri
Producer    Janet Healy
Screenwriter    Cinco Paul
Screenwriter    Ken Daurio
Editor    Gregory Perler
Production Designer    Yarrow Cheney
Production Designer    Eric Guillon
Character Designer    Carter Goodrich
Character Designer    Eric Guillon
Song Writer    Pharrell Williams
Composer    Heitor Pereira
Associate Producer    Robert Taylor
Animation Supervisor    Laurent De La Chapelle
Supervising Animator    Pierre Avon
Supervising Animator    Nicolas Bauduin
Supervising Animator    Francois-Xavier Bologna
Supervising Animator    Jean Hemez
Supervising Animator    Julien Soret
Supervising Animator    Emmanuel Vergne
Associate Editor    Gilad Carmel
Associate Editor    Claire Dodgson
Set Designer    Loic Rastout
Set Designer    Oliver Adam
Set Designer    Paul Mager
Set Designer    Christophe Charriton

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