Despicable Me 4 – News, Trailer, Budget, Box Office Collection, OTT Platform, and More

Created byChris Meledandri
Production CompanyUniversal Pictures (via Illumination)
The first film released2010 to present
DirectorChris Renaud
WriterMike White
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
CountryUnited States
Release DateJuly 3, 2024
CastSteve Carell, Kristen Wig, Pierre Coffin, Miranda Cosgrove, Nev Scharrel, Dana Gaier, Will Arnett, Steve Coogan, and others.

Let’s accept it, we all love minions. They are cute, funny, and despicable. Director Chris Renaud is coming to theaters near you with yet another animation movie featuring minions. The name of the film is Despicable Me 4.

Poised to release on July 3, 2024, this movie is the sixth installment of the Despicable Me franchise. The film was first announced by Universal Films in February 2022. Since then, the production team has been working to make it one of the funniest animated movies ever.

Fans are eagerly waiting to see what their lovable villain Gru will encounter in his fascinating world of adventure. Steve Carell who is famous for the NBC Sitcom “The Office” will once again give his voice to the character of Gru. Pierre Coffin will voice all the minions.

Despicable 4 Me release date and latest news

The release date of Despicable Me is confirmed. It will be released in theaters on July 3, 2024. Currently, the film is under production.

The team hasn’t revealed the plot of the movie yet. However, actor Steve Carell gave us some hints. During an interview with an online portal, he said, “Fans can expect a continuation of the story and how Gru and Lucy’s kids are included in the whole process”.

So, it is clear that Gru’s daughters will have much larger roles to play this time. At the end of Despicable Me 3, we see how Gru’s twin brother Dru takes charge of all the minions.

On the other hand, Gru and Lucy go back to the Anti-Villain League. So, in Despicable Me 4, we can see a reunion of Minions and Gru with the help of Gru’s three daughters.

Trailer and Teaser

No trailer or teaser of Despicable Me 4 has been released by the production team so far. As the release date is still a few months away, I can say that fans need to wait at least 1-2 months to see the official trailer. 

Most probably, the trailer will be released on the YouTube channel of Illumination. Trailers of all previous movies of the series were released in the same way.

Budget and Box Office Collection

Universal Pictures has trust in the Despicable Me franchise. So, they will not shy away from investing heavily in the project.

According to Box Office Mojo, Despicable Me is one of the highest-grossing animated film franchises. Despicable Me 3 was created with a budget of $80 Million.

Considering factors like inflation and writer’s strike, I can say the budget of Despicable Me 4 will not be less than $150 Million. However, there has been no announcement regarding the same by the official team.

Despicable Me 3 was a massive hit. According to IMDb, the movie earned $1.035 billion at the box office. Fans are eagerly anticipating the next part of the storyline.

I am expecting a huge opening for the movie. If the movie is good then it will cross the benchmark of $1.035 billion.

Here is how all movies of this series have worked at the box office.

FilmsRelease DateEarnings at the box office
Despicable MeJuly 9, 2010$543,157,985
Despicable Me 2July 3, 2013$970,766,005
MinionsJuly 10, 2015$1,159,398,397
Despicable Me 3June 30, 2017$1,034,800,131
Minions: The Rise of GruJuly 1, 2022$939,628,210

Despicable Me 4 Cast

Here is the confirmed cast that you will see in Despicable Me 4.

  • Steve Carell as Gru
  • Kristen Wig as Lucy Wilde
  • Pierre Coffin as Kevin, Bob, Stuart, and other minions.
  • Miranda Cosgrove as Margo (the eldest daughter of Gru)
  • Nev Scharrel as Agnes Gru
  • Dana Gaier as Edith Gru
  • Will Arnett as Mr. Perkins
  • Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom

OTT Release and Platform

Usually, movies by Universal Films are released on Peacock a few months after their theatrical release.

It is highly likely that we will see the same scenario with Despicable Me 4. So, you can expect the movie to release on Peacock in late 2024.

Those who want to watch earlier movies of this franchise can check out the OTT platforms mentioned in the following table.

MinionsAmazon Prime Video
Minions: The Rise of GruNetflix
Despicable MeAmazon Prime Video
Despicable Me 2Amazon Prime Video
Despicable Me 3Amazon Prime Video

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be new characters introduced in Despicable Me 4?

It is possible. However, there is no official announcement about the same.

Who is directing Despicable Me 4?

Chris Renaud.

Who is the voice behind minions?

Pierre Coffin

Will the Minions have a significant role in Despicable Me 4?

Of course, they are the most loved characters in this movie. They have been fan favorites throughout the franchise. So, it is safe to say they will play a major role in Despicable Me 4 as well.

Will Despicable Me 4 be released in 3D?

There is no confirmation regarding the same.

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