Despicable Me 2 : a success made possible thanks to French talents.

July 9, 2013 | By Myriam Laville

Despicable Me 2, a 3D computer-animated film, sequel of the 2010 Despicable Me, has already been reported as scoring $142 million during is first five days in theater.

The movie directed by French director Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud has been produced by Illumination Mac Guff which  is a company formed after the American Illumination Entertainment (Universal) acquired the animation department of the French animation and visual effects studio Mac Guff, which animated Despicable Me and The Lorax.

The $76 million animated film from Universal and Illumination Entertainment crushed the competition. It even led the box office to the best July 4th weekend of all time. Abroad, the movie is also a success. Despicable Me 2 topped the box office in 36 of the 38 countries it played in this weekend, including France, and has earned $151.1 million overseas.

Long live Illumination Mac Guff!

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