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Despicable Me 2 has achieved an impressive feat of streaming


The animated sequel to Despicable Me 2 is seeing a resurgence in streaming platforms, as it was present for its tenth week in the list of the top ten most watched movies on Netflix worldwide. The film was originally released in 2013, directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud starring Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig as Gru and Lucy. The plot follows Gru, now a father of three girls, who is recruited by the organization of good guys to take down a new villain.

Netflix added “Despicable Me 2” to its catalog on August 1, and for the week of August 7-13, it had a total of 4.8 million views. The official Netflix website claims that the film has been on the top ten most-watched list for ten non-consecutive weeks, indicating its continued popularity. Moreover, in the ranking of the ten most watched films in the United States, it takes the second place, overtaking its predecessor “Despicable Me”.

But what is the assessment of the success of “Despicable Me 2”? Even though the movie was released ten years ago, it turns out that the Gru franchise is still very popular today. One such example was the “Gentle Minions” trend on TikTok last July, which saw kids arrive at the cinema in suits to watch the “Despicable Me” show, “Minions: Crane Origin.” The animated franchise has proven time and time again to maintain a lasting appeal among audiences.

The increase in “Despicable Me 2” viewership can also be linked to the recent opening of Minions Land at Universal Studios Florida, a Minions-themed area with a themed cafe and Gru’s workshop. For many people, “Despicable Me” remains central to their preferences. It should also be noted that other animated classics such as “The Bee Movie” and “Madagascar 3” are very popular on Netflix in the US, perhaps because families have fewer commitments during the summer and can return to their favorite movies.

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With summer coming to an end and the kids heading back to school, “Despicable Me 2” could lose ground in the Netflix chart. However, given the expected reduction in new content due to the writers and actors strike in Hollywood, it’s possible that this Minion craze will continue even beyond the summer months, as people seek solace in the movies they love.

Sources: Netflix


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