What you should know about the latest Despicable Me 3 (2017) movie
Did you see the first two movies in the Despicable Me franchise? Have you been dying to see the third one in the series, and are longing to take the kids? If so, here are a few things you should know about the latest Despicable Me 3 movie, before you get to the movie theater to see it.
Who stars in the movie? — The stars of Despicable Me 3 are Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Julie Andrews, Jenny Slate and Trey Parker. Well, at least their voices do.
What is the story about? — The storyline of Despicable Me 3 is about Gru who comes up against an old child star called Balthazar Bratt.
As his name suggests, Balthazar is more than just a little bit of a brat. He has stolen a diamond and Gru wants it.
When Gru joins forces with his just discovered twin brother Dru, however, sibling rivalry ensues as the two decide they are going to run one more job to try to steal the diamond from Balthazar.
Trey Parker, one of the creators of the TV series South Park, plays Balthazar Bratt.
When is Despicable Me 3 due to be released — The movie is due to be released in the United States on June 30th, 2017. Its release in other parts of the world will follow, with release dates for Europe, Asia and South America still to be announced. But you can find out more on: Despicable Me 3 online
How well is the movie expected to do? — Of course, It is impossible to tell how well a movie will do until it opens at the box office, as some movies that are expected to do well are massive flops and vice versa.
That being said, the first two Despicable Me movies in the franchise were so incredibly popular, it would be very surprising if Despicable Me 3 did not do as well.
Initial projections have it grossing at least $85 million during its opening weekend in the United States, with much more money to come in as it opens in more theaters world-wide in the weeks afterwards.
Initial critics’ reviews also look good, with almost 90 percent being positive appraisals of the film, and critics recommending the film as well worth seeing.
International test markets — The movie has already been released in five small international markets this week and, from the box office receipts from those openings, the buzz about the film is good.
In fact, it has already grossed over $10 million in those small markets just on the opening weekend alone.
The movie soundtrack — The Despicable Me 3 movie soundtrack is also expected to be a huge hit.
Most of the tracks on it have been written and sung by Pharrell Williams with Madonna, Nena, a-ha and Michael Jackson contributing a few tracks.
With all of this positive information, it is highly likely you will enjoy the movie as will tens of millions of others.