| Nov 8, 2013
| 9:33 AM
This animated sequel was more than a raging success at the box office; it also has a place in film history ... as the most profitable movie in the history of Universal Pictures to date.
Steve Carell returns as the voice of the now-domesticated Gru,...
| Dec 8, 2013
| 7:00 AM
New releases: "Mary Poppins," "Despicable Me 2," "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor," "Fast & Furious 6" and more.
Also reviewed: "Despicable Me 2," "Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special: The Day of the Doctor," "Fast & Furious...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 10:11 AM
Cable giant Comcast's move into selling movies via its Xfinity TV digital platform is off to a strong start.
According to a post on the company's website, Xfinity was the No. 1 seller of digital versions of "Despicable Me 2" for the week that ended Dec....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:01 AM
"A Letter to Momo," "Despicable Me 2," "Ernest & Celestine," "Frozen," "Monsters University," "The Croods" and "The Wind Rises" have earned nominations for best animated film feature for the 41st Annie Awards.
The Annie Awards, which are presented by...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 11:21 AM
The animation exodus from 2014 is continuing as Universal Pictures announced that it will move its “Minions in 3D,” a spinoff from the blockbuster “Despicable Me” franchise, from December 2014 to July 10, 2015.
The move comes the...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
1. David Hail, 34 (pictured, left)
Senior publicist, 20th Century Fox
Recently promoted, Hail, who started at Sony Pictures Animation, works closely with 20th Century Fox to formulate film messaging and publicity strategies for all DWA feature films....
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Now that the summer box-office proceeds have been tallied, with the hits ("Iron Man 3") and misses ("R.I.P.D") identified, social media measurement firm Fizziology has weighed in with the season's social media standouts.
Fizziology has generated its...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 9:24 AM
It's been weeks since a family-friendly film hit theaters, and judging by the opening weekend result for "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2," moviegoers with kids were eager to return to the multiplex.
The 3-D animated sequel easily beat out three...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in Rockstar Games' hit video game series, reaped an eye-popping $800 million in worldwide retail sales on its first day of release Tuesday.
The hotly anticipated game appears to have blown past the one-day...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:24 PM
Aided by blockbusters "Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures crossed the $2-billion mark in international box-office receipts for 2013, a first for the movie studio.
As of Wednesday morning, the studio's international take was $2....
| Jul 3, 2013
Older kids and their minion guardians could do worse than "Despicable Me 2," the sequel to the 2010 smash about a supervillain turned adoptive parent. On the other hand, reports of the movie's charm have been greatly exaggerated. It's a reasonably...