Despicable Me 2 Kicks Box Office Butt!
Moviegoers went gaga for Universal’s yellow minions this weekend, with Despicable Me 2 grossing a whopping $142 million in five days.
But the news should come as no surprise to the film’s stars, Steve Carell, Benjamin Bratt and Kristen Wiig. HipHollywood sat down with the hilarious trio who confessed this movie is more despicable than the first.”I’m so excited and happy”, said Wiig, who plays agent Lucy Wilde. “It’s so sweet and the girls are so good and Steve is so funny, and it’s just a feel good funny movie.”
And while Carell is more doting dad than despicable villain this time around, he believes audiences will still love his character, Gru. “There are still elements of his personality he can’t dispense with,” explains Carell. “But he’s trying to be a good dad and heal his villainous ways, and use them for the cause of good as opposed to evil.”
So who’s bringing the evil this go round? Benjamin Bratt, playing El Macho, and he’s absolutely hilarious. Check it out!
Despicable Me 2 is in theaters now!