The fifth film in the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is all set to hit theaters, and the film releases on 1 July 2022 in the USA. There is no doubt that the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise is one of the most successful animated film franchises in the film industry, and the last release of this series, ‘Minions (2015)’, also ended its box office with over $1 billion, but a noted thing is that all films to the series made with a less than $100 million budget.
Normal budget and films doing well at the box office is the biggest reason why the makers have not tried to do anything different for ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’, and the budget for the film has been kept at less than $100 million.
Minions The Rise of Gru Budget Revealed
According to a verified source, following all releases of the ‘Despicable Me’ franchise, ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ is also a mid-budget film, and the production budget for the film is est $85 million, excluding prints and advertising costs. But despite the budget for the film being only $85 million, with this budget, the ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ becomes the most expensive film of the franchise.
‘Minions: The Rise of Gru’ was produced by Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, and Chris Renaud under the production banners of Illumination and is set to be distributed by Universal Pictures, and within 4 months of theatrical release, the film will be available for streaming on Peacock.
The buzz of ‘The Rise of Gru’ is very high in the audience, and without a doubt, the film will complete its production budget only on the opening weekend, and overall, this film will be the only and only profit-making film for Universal Pictures. ‘Minions: The Rise of Gru‘ is directed by Kyle Balda, written by and voice stars Steve Carell, Pierre Coffin, Taraji P. Henson, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Lucy Lawless, Dolph Lundgren, and Danny Trejo.