The results have lifted Minion-powered franchise past "Shrek" series to become highest-grossing animated film franchise of all time globally.
Still, 'Apes' is the latest franchise title to come in behind the last installment as Hollywood battles sequel fatigue; elsewhere, 'Wish Upon' gets lost, while 'The Big Sick' places No. 5 in its nationwide expansion.
Pharrell Williams is one of the most talented, one of the most successful, and one of the most groundbreaking recording artists in music today. The songs Pharrell has penned for the Minionverse include the ubiquitous 2013 smash hit “Happy” from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack, and the five new tracks he lined up for the new threequel (include the singles “Yellow Light” and “There’s Something”). Just because “Happy” became a sensation three years ago inspiring countless imitations all over the globe, doesn’t mean Pharrell felt any pressure when it came to his next act.
Batman has the Batmobile. The Ghostbusters have the Ectomobile. And naturally, Gru has the Despicamobile.