Skip to content

Tag: Universal Pictures

Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax hits theaters March 2nd

Dr. Seuss' The Lorax hits theaters March 2nd

Four months from today, the world gets Seussed. No no, it’s a good thing! Dr. Seuss, one of the most famously vivid and creative authors of our time, would be celebrating a 108th birthday on March 2nd, 2012. To properly pay homage to his legend, Illumination Entertainment is teaming with Universal Pictures to bring the world one of his greatest creations in movie form: The Lorax. The CG animated, 3D film is based on the book of the same name – just as Horton Hears a Who did a few years back. The story follows Ted, an idealistic young boy, who tries to find the one thing that will win him affection of Audrey the girl of his dreams. Isn’t that always the way? To accomplish his goal, Ted must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world. Meanwhile, we must discover the brand new teaser trailer showing off the work in progress!

Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 in theaters July 3rd 2013

Universal Pictures unveils plans to release Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2 on July 3, 2013, per Coming Soon. The movie is a sequel to Illumination’s CG animated 3D movie Despicable Me, which opened July 9, 2010.

Last summer, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment teamed on a memorable CG animated project filled with delightful little yellow happiness, three adoring little girls, and a number of the world’s greatest super villains. …doesn’t exactly sound family friendly, but we can put a spin on anything! The result was the very successful Despicable Me, which helped usher in a seemingly never-ending string of 3D movies. Now, Illumination and Universal are planning to get Despicable all over again, bringing a sequel to the franchise into our lives, hitting theaters for an anticipated launch July 3rd, 2013. Whether or not we’ll have flying cars by then, and/or if 3D will continue to be so popular, we don’t know. But as long as we get to hang out with the minions again, we’re happy!

Despicable Me boosts Blu-ray and DVD sales via Orientation Day

Despicable Me boosts Blu-ray and DVD sales via Orientation Day

With the holiday season wrapping up (or, I guess, after we’ve fully unwrapped the holiday season) studios are looking back to see how well they did for the year. Universal Pictures, for example, would love to know if their latest CG and 3D adventure, Despicable Me, sold well as it moved to DVD and Blu-ray. And, according to the results, they were RIDICULOUSLY happy! On the first day the video was available in stores, Gru, Minions and company raked in $25 Million dollars ($25 Million dollars!!!!) in sales. After dominating the box office, it was assumed the home version would sell well, but even this high figure caught everyone off guard! Do you own it yet?

Spread the word, Minions: Despicable Me on Blu-ray and DVD December 14th

Spread the word, Minions: Despicable Me on Blu-ray and DVD December 14th

Tomorrow morning, the holiday season adds a whole new dimension to the table, as Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment bring Despicable Me home to Blu-ray and DVD. The 3D and CG comedy starring Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Will Arnett, Kristen Wiig, and Miranda Cosgrove pulled in about $500 million across the globe when it hit theaters earlier this year. Now, the story of supervillain Gru and his three orphan girls is ready for a home audience, with studios hoping for the same giant success. You ready for the adventure?!

Despicable Me tops Toy Story 3, The Last Airbender, and the Twilight Saga

Despicable Me tops Toy Story 3, The Last Airbender, and the Twilight Saga

Gru is king at the box office, as Despicable Me trumps all movie competitors this weekend. Despite the might of Disney and Pixar’s Toy Story 3, beyond the popularity of The Twilight Saga’s Eclipse, and even surpassing new comers like Predators, it was pure evil that fans delighted in this weekend. The Universal Pictures film pulled in over $50 million dollars in the three day span, soundly defeating the second place Eclipse. The Last Airbender, Nickelodeon’s live action retelling of the anime Avatar, fell to 5th place in the rankings with just over $16 million. Take a look at the full haul!

Universal Pictures brings Gru to theaters July 9th in Despicable Me

Universal Pictures brings Gru to theaters July 9th in Despicable Me

In just a few days, Universal Pictures makes our world a bit more …villainous. This Friday, July 9th, the newest CG adventure cracks its way into theaters, as Despicable Me takes over! Gru, along with his army of wee yellow minions, decides he’s going to steal the moon, making him the greatest baddie of them all. At least, so he thinks — we’re not sure he could crack the top 20 villains list just yet! But just as he’s set to make himself known as the evildoer to end all evildoers, the unexpected happens; he becomes a dad. Three little girls show up on his front stoop, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, and together, the trio tugs at his heart strings. Maybe he’s not so despicable after all? Well, ok, the freeze ray and laser guns kinda make that a hard argument, but…

DreamWorks brings How to Train Your Dragon back to the box office top

DreamWorks brings How to Train Your Dragon back to the box office top

Four weeks into being in theaters, “Dragons” breathes fire once more! DreamWorks Animation’s latest CG and 3D epic, How To Train Your Dragon was released nearly a month ago, on March 26th, finding the top spot at the box office then. After weeks of doing battle with Clash of the Titans, Date Night, and now the comic book based Kick Ass, How To Train Your Dragon claws it’s way back to the #1 spot again, pulling in $20 million dollars and bringing it’s US total to just under $160 million. Having a #1 spot so late into the release cycle is certainly a rare and admirable feat — just ask Avatar, having done it nearly two months in a row. Take a look at the full box office listing:

Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon just miss Date Night

Clash of the Titans and How to Train Your Dragon just miss Date Night

In one of the closest weekend box office races of the past few months, there was a near three-way tie for the top spot, as Date Night, Clash of the Titans, and How to Train Your Dragon finished within $1.7 million of each other. Date Night took the top spot honors, which also relates to toon fans, as it stars Tina Fey and Steve Carell, each stars of upcoming animated films — Carell stars in Universal’s Despicable Me, and Tina Fey, who also starred in Ponyo, will appear in DreamWorks’ Megamind. The CG friendly Clash of the Titans took the biggest drop, losing 50% of its audience from last week, where as DreamWorks Animation’s How to Train Your Dragon held strong in it’s third week. Take a look at the full box office listing:

Skip to toolbar