Minions: The Rise of Gru is the latest installment of the Despicable Me franchise which recently hit movie theaters around the world. Many expected it to fail, as most movies aimed at children have not returned to their pre-pandemic levels of success in theaters. Many entertainment experts thought that perhaps families simply adjusted to watching movies at home rather than making the trek to a theater, resulting in the low box office numbers for newest children's movies. More recently, Disney Pixar's Lightyear's struggles were blamed on the fact that it was a sequel. Meanwhile, Minions is also a sequel, but it is doing surprisingly well! Movie studios will hopefully take the correct message from these box office discrepancies: parent's don't want their kids watching movies with woke values.
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