Jolly Good! "Despicable Me 2" Becomes the UK's Top Film of 2013
Despicable, yes. Despicably successful, most definitely. The animated sequel “Despicable Me 2” has now become the highest-grossing film of 2013 in the United Kingdom, raking in $66.78 million.
The Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment flick has done remarkably well during its seven-week run, especially considering that the Brits are enjoying unseasonably warm and sunny weather -- which usually keep them out at the beaches, instead of inside movie theaters.
The comedy adventure sees the return of super-villain Gru ( Steve Carell), his girls, and the unpredictably hilarious Minions. The movie's cast of voices also includes Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt.
“Despicable Me 2” is also the highest-grossing animated film of the year worldwide, taking in $781.2 million worldwide to date.