There are currently two Minions movies and three Despicable Me movies. The Minions movies are Minions (2015) and Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022), while the Despicable Me movies are Despicable Me (2010), Despicable Me 2 (2013), and Despicable Me 3 (2017). A fourth Despicable Me movie, Despicable Me 4, is scheduled to be released on July 3, 2024.
The Minions movies are related to the Despicable Me movies. The former serves as a prequel to the latter as they tell the story of the Minions before they met Gru, the main star of the Despicable Me movies. The Minions movies and the Despicable Me movies are very popular and have enjoyed commercial success, grossing over $4 billion worldwide.
All Despicable Me Movies in Order
The Despicable Me movies are a series of American computer-animated comedy films produced by Illumination Entertainment. The films tell the story of Gru, a supervillain who becomes a good guy after he adopts three girls.
1. Despicable Me (2010)
Despicable Me is the first film in the Despicable Me film series. The storyline follows Gru as he adopts three orphan girls named Margo, Edith, and Agnes and plans to use them as pawns in his scheme to steal the Moon. However, the girls start to grow on him and win him over, prompting him to start to care for them and realize that he wants to be a good guy.
The film was released in 2010 and was a critical and commercial success. It grossed $543.2 million worldwide.
2. Despicable Me 2 (2013)
Despicable Me 2 is the second film in the Despicable Me film series. The sequel to 2010’s Despicable Me follows Gru as he is recruited by Anti-Villain League agent Lucy Wilde. Wilde recruits Gru and his Minions to help her stop a new supervillain named Balthazar Bratt, who is trying to steal a powerful weapon.
The film, which was released in 2013, enjoyed incredible success. It was more successful than the first movie, as it made over $875 million worldwide.
3. Despicable Me 3 (2017)
The third film in the Despicable Me film series follows Gru as he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to stop the new supervillain, Balthazar Bratt, from stealing the Dumont Diamond. Gru later meets his long-lost twin brother, Dru, who wants them to team up for one last criminal heist. Gru must now decide whether he wants to continue being a good guy or return to his evil ways.
Despicable Me 3 was released in 2017 and, like those before it, was a huge success. It grossed over $1 billion worldwide.
How Many Minions Movies Are Made?
Two Minion movies have been made. The Minions computer-animated comedy films, also produced by Illumination Entertainment, are prequels to the Despicable Me movies, telling the story of the Minions, a race of small, yellow creatures who have existed since the beginning of time. The films focus on the Minions before they met Gru.
1. Minions (2015)
Minions (2015) is the first installment in the Minions franchise and a spin-off prequel to the Despicable Me franchise. It was released after the first two Despicable movies.
The film, which is set in the 1960s, tells the story of the Minions, who have always served the most despicable masters in history, from T. Rex to Napoleon. After being betrayed by their latest master, Scarlet Overkill, the Minions travel to New York City to find a new master. They go on to meet Gru, a young villain-in-training who is impressed by their skills and recruits them to help him steal the moon.
As expected, Minions was a huge success, critically and commercially. The film grossed over $1.15 billion worldwide.
2. Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022)
Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022), the sequel to Minions (2015), is set in the 1970s and follows a young Gru who dreams of becoming a supervillain. Gru, who had now teamed up with the Minions, tries to join a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6. He and the Minions are, however, rejected. Gru subsequently decides to prove himself to them by stealing the Vicious 6’s Zodiac Stone.
The second Minions movie received positive reviews and made about $1 billion worldwide, making it one of the highest-grossing films of 2022.
Is There a New Minions or Despicable Me Movie?
There is a new Despicable Me movie in the works. The fourth installment in the successful franchise will be titled Despicable Me 4 and is scheduled to be released in 2024 on July 3, a day before Independence Day in the United States. The film will be directed by Chris Renaud and Patrick Delage and will continue to feature Steve Carell as Gru.
The plot of Despicable Me 4 has not yet been made public, but as usual, it will follow Gru and his family as they go on a new adventure. Rumor has it that the film will be introducing a new villain.