Despicable Me 2
|Despicable Me 2|
Theatrical release poster featuring Gru and 10,400 Minions
|Directed by||Pierre Coffin
|Produced by||Chris Meledandri
|Written by||Cinco Paul
|Music by||Heitor Pereira
|Editing by||Gregory Perler|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Running time||98 minutes|
Despicable Me 2 is a 2013 American 3D computer-animated comedy film and the sequel to the 2010 animated film Despicable Me. Produced by Illumination Entertainment and distributed by Universal Pictures, the film is directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud, and written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio. This marks the first time that Illumination Entertainment made a sequel film.
Steve Carell, Russell Brand, and Miranda Cosgrove reprise their roles as Gru, Dr. Nefario and Margo, respectively. Kristen Wiig, who played Miss Hattie in the first film, voices agent Lucy Wilde, while Ken Jeong, who played the Talk Show Host, voices Floyd Eagle-san. New cast members include Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo (aka El Macho) and Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, head of the Anti-Villain League (AVL).
The film premiered on June 5, 2013 in Australia, and was theatrically released in the United States on July 3, 2013. The film received mostly positive reviews from critics, and was nominated for Academy Award for Best Animated Feature and for Academy Award for Best Original Song (for "Happy"), losing both to Disney's Frozen. Grossing over $970 million worldwide against its budget of $76 million, the film became the second-highest-grossing animated film of 2013, the third-highest-grossing film of 2013, and broke a record as the most profitable film in the 100-year history of Universal Studios.
A prequel/spin-off film, Minions, focusing on the little yellow henchmen before they met Gru, is set to be released on July 10, 2015. A third film, Despicable Me 3, is scheduled to be released on June 30, 2017.
A secret laboratory in the Arctic Circle containing a powerful mutagen known as PX-41 is stolen by a mysterious vehicle using a giant magnet. The Anti-Villain League (AVL) tries to recruit former supervillain Gru to find out which evil person stole the lab. They asked Gru because he knows how villains work. But Gru refuses to help, saying he is a legitimate businessman now and the father of Margo, Edith, and Agnes. Dr. Nefario, Gru's friend and assistant, has decided to leave him for new employment, because he "missed being evil." Gru reluctantly partners with undercover AVL agent Lucy Wilde. Gru suspects Mexican restaurant owner Eduardo Perez of being "El Macho", a legendary supervillain who supposedly died after skysurfing a shark into the center of an active volcano. Gru and Lucy break into Eduardo's restaurant at night, but find nothing to prove that Eduardo is the culprit. Meanwhile, Agnes expresses her wish to have a mother someday and believes that Gru will fall in love with Lucy. Despite this, Gru tells her that his relationship with Lucy is strictly professional.
Gru and Lucy investigate wig merchant Floyd Eagle-san, but Gru is still suspicious of Eduardo. After the investigation, Gru is set up on a horrible dinner date with a rude woman named Shannon, who notices Gru's wig and threatens to humiliate him. Luckily, Lucy bumps into them and rescues him from the date by shooting Shannon with a tranquilizer dart. They take Shannon home, and after they say good night, Gru realizes that Agnes was right: he has fallen in love with Lucy.
The next day, the AVL arrests Floyd Eagle-san (who claims that he was framed) because an almost-empty mutagen jar was found in his shop. The investigation is closed, and Lucy is reassigned to Australia. Before leaving, Lucy gives Gru her lipstick taser to remind him of her. This leaves Gru heartbroken because he loves her, but he cannot find the courage to ask her out on a date. Instead he brings the girls to Eduardo's Cinco de Mayo party and finds proof that the Mexican restaurateur is in fact El Macho. Gru discovers that he and his partner, (who turns out to be Dr. Nefario), have captured and mutated a large number of Gru's Minions using the PX-41, turning them into insane, savage purple-furred monsters. El Macho plans to send rockets full of mutated Minions to major cities and achieve world domination. El Macho proposes that he and Gru team up. Gru avoids answering and leaves with his children. Eduardo's two-timing son, Antonio, has left Margo for another girl. Gru uses his freeze-ray to freeze Antonio in a block of ice.
On her flight to Australia, Lucy realizes she has fallen in love with Gru, so she jumps out of the plane and hang-glides down to the party. She is captured by El Macho, who finds out she is an AVL agent after Pollito, his pet chicken, retrieves her AVL ID badge from her purse. Fortunately Dr. Nefario tells Gru what is happening. In order to rescue Lucy, Gru visits El Macho along with two Minions covered in purple paint, pretending he was captured by two of the mutant creatures. Fighting alongside his daughters and Dr. Nefario, Gru and his team spray all of the mutated Minions with jelly containing a powerful antidote that Dr. Nefario made, whereupon they revert to their friendly yellow state. El Macho then takes the mutagen himself, but Gru and Dr. Nefario overcome him using a fart gun and Lucy's lipstick-Taser.
Lucy is, however, already strapped to a TNT-loaded shark rocket. Gru starts to untie her, but Pollito presses the rocket launch remote button. The rocket flies towards the same lava-spewing volcano where El Macho had previously faked his death. Lucy accepts Gru's invitation for a date, and the pair dive into the safety of the ocean seconds before the rocket enters the volcano.
- Steve Carell as Felonius Gru, former villain turned father.
- Kristen Wiig as Lucy Wilde, an Anti-Villain League agent and Gru's love interest/new partner. Wiig also voiced Miss Hattie in the first film.
- Benjamin Bratt as Eduardo "El Macho" Perez, the owner of Salsa & Salsa, a Mexican restaurant in the Paradise Mall. Al Pacino was originally cast in the role, but left the film due to creative differences.
- Miranda Cosgrove as Margo, the oldest of the three girls and the most overprotective of the trio.
- Elsie Fisher as Agnes, the youngest child of the three girls, who is obsessed with unicorns
- Dana Gaier as Edith, the middle and tomboy of the three girls
- Russell Brand as Dr. Nefario, Gru's elderly, hearing impaired gadget man
- Ken Jeong as Floyd Eagle-san, an owner of a wig store. Jeong also voiced Talk Show Host in the first film.
- Steve Coogan as Silas Ramsbottom, the head of the Anti-Villain League
- Moisés Arias as Antonio Perez, Margo's love interest and Eduardo's son
- Nasim Pedrad as Jillian, Gru's irritating matchmaking neighbor
- Kristen Schaal as Shannon, Jillian's superficial friend
- Pierre Coffin as Kevin the Minion, Bob the Minion, Stuart the Minion, Additional Minions, and Evil Minions. According to Coffin, he lent his voice to 899 Minions.
- Chris Renaud as Additional Minions, Evil Minions, and Italian waiter
- Vanessa Bayer as Flight Attendant
Chris Meledandri, CEO of Illumination Entertainment, said in July 2010 that a sequel was in the works. Release was tentatively scheduled for July 3, 2013. Miranda Cosgrove stated on her official Facebook and Twitter page on October 14, 2011 that she had recorded her first lines, while Meledandri confirmed in February 2012 that they had started animating the film.
In February 2012, it was reported that Al Pacino had joined the cast to voice the villain, Eduardo. In April 2012, it was confirmed that Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Miranda Cosgrove, Dana Gaier and Elsie Fisher were returning to reprise their roles. Kristen Wiig, on the other hand, who voiced Miss Hattie in the original film, voices Lucy Wilde, an agent of the Anti-Villain League (AVL) who recruits Gru to track and take down a tough, Mexican villain named El Macho. Steve Coogan joined the cast as Silas Ramsbottom, the head of the Anti-Villain League.
On May 3, 2013, just a month before the film's premiere, it was announced that Al Pacino had left the film over creative differences about how his character should come to life. At the time of his departure, Pacino's character had been already fully voiced and animated. Chris Renaud, co-director of the film, commented on Pacino's departure: "So we don't want an unhappy actor, and we want something that is well-realized on all sides. If you don't see eye to eye, sometimes it's easier to (part company) and move on from there." Benjamin Bratt, who had already been considered before Pacino, stepped in to voice Eduardo. Chris Meledandri, producer of the film, admitted that he was not "aware of any of the major animated films of the last 15 years that has brought an actor in at such a late stage". Due to the finished animation, Bratt had to match his timing exactly to the character's mouth movement. Initially, during his five-day recording, he tried to imitate Pacino's voice, but found it impossible, saying "no one can out-Al Pacino Al Pacino". He ended up only using Pacino as an inspiration, and resolved to go with his own interpretation of the character. His work was commended by Variety, saying: "You'd never guess he wasn't the filmmakers' first choice."
Despicable Me 2 premiered on June 5, 2013 at Event Cinemas in Bondi Junction, New South Wales, Australia. Steve Carell and Miranda Cosgrove were present at the red carpet premiere. The American premiere was held at Universal CityWalk in Los Angeles on June 22, 2013; Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt, Ken Jeong, Elsie Fisher, Dana Gaier, Nasim Pedrad and composer Pharrell were present at the "yellow carpet" premiere. The film was theatrically released in the United States on July 3, 2013. It was digitally re-mastered into IMAX 3D format and released in select international IMAX theatres. This film was also shown in the 4DX format, featuring tilting seats, water sprays, strobe lightning, aroma, wind, pops, and ticklers, in selected countries. Cinépolis opened its first 4DX room at the Centro Comercial Limonar Premier mall in Cali, Colombia, with the release of the film.
Like with the first film, which didn't have a theatrical release in China, the film's distributor Universal Pictures had troubles releasing the sequel. When it was reported in July 2013 that the film had been denied a theatrical released in China, then the second largest film market in the world, some analysts attributed this to the protection of locally produced animation. There were also rumors that it was halted in China because the film's minions too much resembled former Chinese president Jiang Zemin. China's Film Bureau was "furious" about the negative comments, stating that the film was not submitted for censorship approval. In fact, there was reportedly a "commercial conflict" between Universal and Edko (Beijing) Films, the film's local distributor, over which titles are to be imported. Edko had decided that the film "would not do well in China and decided against using one of the precious quota slots for the film." In December 2013, a few weeks after the Universal Pictures' announcement that it would open a Beijing office, it was reported that due to "renewed approaches" Despicable Me 2 would be theatrically released in China on January 10, 2014.
A blimp disguised as a Minion, named "Despicablimp", has been touring the United States since March 2013 in its six-month tour to promote the film's release. As one of the largest airships in the world, measuring 165 feet (50 m) in length, 55 feet (17 m) in height, and weighting 8,000 pounds (3.6 t), it will cross the country three times during its 20,000 miles (32,000 km) long tour, visiting hundreds of events, including the film's premiere in Hollywood. The blimp, an A-150 model of American Blimp Corporation, can be tracked in real-time via GPS at the Despicablimp Command Center website, which allows fans to post photos of the sightings, and compete for various prizes, including for a ride with the blimp.
A free mobile action video game inspired by the Despicable Me franchise, titled Despicable Me: Minion Rush, was released on June 13, 2013. The game, developed by Gameloft, was adapted for iPhone, iPad and Android devices. Played as one of the Minions, it allows customization of the character, who must perform various tasks, including defeating Vector and a new villain created for the game, to earn the title of Minion of the Year. The game was downloaded more than 100 million times in the first three months after its release, and won a BAFTA's British Academy Children's Award in the category BAFTA's Kids Vote. For the film's release, Roblox, a massively multiplayer online game, released two virtual items, a Minion and goggles. Six books were released for the film: The Junior Novel, The Anti-Villain League Handbook, Undercover Super Spies, Attack of the Evil Minions!, Make a Minion, and Meet the Minions.
Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment partnered with more than 100 licensing and promotional partners in a deal valued at an unprecedented $250 million. One of the partners was McDonald's, which included in its Happy Meals various Minion toys, some of them unique to a specific country. To take advantage of banana-loving Minions, Chiquita Brands International ran various sweepstakes, and a Minion, voiced by Pierre Coffin, performed the song "Chiquita Banana" in the film. Thinkway Toys released various toys and figures, and Hasbro made special Monopoly and Operation games. Custom 3D glasses, modelled after the Minions' goggles, were released exclusively at Best Buy and Look3D, the producer of the glasses, for use in RealD 3D theatres and with passive 3D home theatre systems.
Despicable Me 2 was released in Digital HD on November 26, 2013, and on DVD and Blu-ray on December 10, 2013. The DVD and Blu-ray combo pack features three "mini movies" titled Puppy, Panic in the Mailroom, and Training Wheels. A Walmart exclusive Blu-ray/DVD combo pack included two limited edition Minion toys. In its first week of home entertainment release, 4.5 million physical and digital units had been sold, earning $80 million and breaking several records. The film had the highest first-week sales for a digital title ever and became the best selling animated Blu-ray title in its first week, surpassing its predecessor, which previously held the record.
Despicable Me 2 has received generally positive reviews from critics. The review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes reported a 74% approval rating with an average rating of 6.7/10 based on 170 reviews. The website's consensus reads, "Despicable Me 2 offers plenty of eye-popping visual inventiveness and a number of big laughs.". Another review aggregator, Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 top reviews from mainstream critics, calculated a score of 62 based on 39 reviews. The film earned an "A" from audiences polled by CinemaScore.
Michael Phillips of the Chicago Tribune gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "Steve Carell's Slavic inflections as Gru do the trick, as before. Wiig's clever hesitations and comic timing help save the day." Michael Rechtshaffen of The Hollywood Reporter gave the film a negative review, saying "The new edition doesn't quite catch that inspired spark." Stephen Whitty of The Star-Ledger gave the film three out four stars, saying "Not only a fun cartoon but - that rare thing - a sequel which actually improves on the original." Elizabeth Weitzman of the New York Daily News gave the film two out of five stars, saying "Armed with masses of minions and an excess of adorability, Despicable Me 2 is guaranteed to charm anyone who's out of school and already bored." Soren Anderson of The Seattle Times gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "It's fun. It's cheerful. It's lollipop colorful. Best of all, it features lots of minion mischief, which guarantees plenty of laughs. But what it doesn't have is an edge." Peter Howell of the Toronto Star gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "It feels at times as if Despicable Me 2 actually is The Minions Movie. Coffin and Renaud and returning screenwriters Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio haven't managed to come up with a dastardly plot to rival the shrinking and stealing of the moon from the previous film."
Stephen Holden of The New York Times gave the film two and a half stars out of five, saying "It is consistently diverting and so cute you'll want to pet it. Yet it is also weightless and lacks a center." Rafer Guzman of Newsday gave the film two and a half stars out of four, saying "Better, or at least sweeter, than the first, with Wiig adding some much-needed romantic charm to the toddler-level humor." Tirdad Derakhshani of The Philadelphia Inquirer gave the film two and a half stars out of five, saying "If you're looking for quality prepackaged, predigested Hollywood family fun this summer, you could do a lot worse than Despicable Me 2." Keith Uhlich of Time Out gave the film three out of five stars, saying "A fleeter film than its predecessor, Despicable Me 2 delights more often than it disappoints." Alonso Duralde of The Wrap gave the film a negative review, saying "The minions are still wacky scene-stealers -- and once again, we don't get nearly enough of them -- but Gru and his daughters have been blanded down to bad-sitcom level." Claudia Puig of USA Today gave the film two out of four stars, saying "With its predecessor having made a whopping $540 million globally, it's no wonder that Universal saw fit to order a sequel. But it's not enough just to trot out legions of minions and cobble together a plot. Audiences deserve more imagination and inventiveness than this wan recycling." Owen Gleiberman of Entertainment Weekly gave the film a 'C', saying "By the end, every child in the audience will want his or her own monster-minion toy. Adults will just regret the way that Despicable Me 2 betrays the original film's devotion to bad-guy gaiety."
Sara Stewart of the New York Post gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Sure, it's not as novel as the first time we were here, but directors Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud stay true to the clever, slapstick vibe." James Berardinelli of ReelViews gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Despicable Me 2 feels like a opportunity to get together with some old friends, hang out, and discover what they've been up to." Tom Russo of The Boston Globe gave the film a positive review, saying "The scope of the 'toon espionage-adventure goings-on is surprisingly limited. But the filmmakers so clearly love working on these characters, their creative joy is infectious." Stephanie Merry of The Washington Post gave the film three out of four stars, saying "The animation is beguiling, particularly when Lucy drives her car into the ocean, transforming it into a submarine that scoots around sharks and fish." Peter Debruge of Variety gave the film a positive review, saying "While not quite as charming or unique as the original, Despicable Me 2 comes awfully close, extending co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin's delightfully silly sensibility to a bit larger universe." Peter Hartlaub of the San Francisco Chronicle gave the film three out of four stars, saying "It's a credit that the writing can be so funny in the moment, that it takes time to realize there's no cohesive story, zero dramatic tension and nary a practical lesson for either the characters in the film or the people watching in the theater."
James Rocchi of MSN Movies gave the film four out of five stars, saying "Heartfelt and hilarious, smart and silly, action-packed but never violent, Despicable Me 2 is that rare sequel that outshines its beginnings." Colin Covert of the Star Tribune gave the film three out of four stars, saying "For an adult, the predictability could turn you blasé. For kids, revisiting these jokes is a howl. Pinkie promise." Mary F. Pols of Time gave the film a positive review, saying "As a sequel it stands level with the first film, and may have the edge on it." Peter Travers of Rolling Stone gave the film three out of four stars, saying "Co-directors Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin, who do Minion voices expertly, never let up on the laughs. A fart joke in 3-D may not be three times as wacky, but the high spirits of Despicable Me 2 are irresistible fun." A.A. Dowd of The A.V. Club gave the film a C, saying "What’s missing — and this was the crucial component of part one — is a little sour to undercut the sweet. Like its protagonist, a bad guy gone boringly good, Despicable Me 2 has no edge. It’s fatally nice and insufficiently naughty." Laremy Legel of Film.com gave the film a 6.3 out of 10, saying "Despicable Me 2 is fun, especially near the culmination. Structural issues aside, it’s impossible not to like these characters, all of them, rendered with love, always entertaining even when the story around them doesn’t make much sense."
Despicable Me 2 grossed $368,061,265 in North America and $602,700,620 in other countries, for a worldwide total of $970,761,885. Calculating in all expenses, Deadline.com estimated that the film made a profit of $394.5 million. It is the twenty-first highest-grossing film, the fourth highest-grossing animated film, the third highest-grossing 2013 film (behind Iron Man 3 and Frozen), the second highest-grossing 2013 animated film, the highest-grossing Illumination Entertainment film, and the second highest-grossing Universal Studios film (behind Jurassic Park). With a budget of $76 million, the film became the most profitable film in the 100-year history of Universal Studios.
- North America
Despicable Me 2 is the twenty-sixth highest-grossing film, the fourth highest-grossing 2013 film, the sixth highest-grossing animated film, the seventh highest-grossing 3-D film, and the highest-grossing Illumination Entertainment film. It is the sixth animated film to pass the $300-million mark. The film opened on Wednesday, July 3, 2013 at first place with $35.0 million (including $4.7 million from Tuesday night showings). Its opening-day gross stands as third highest for an animated feature, and the seventh highest among films opening on a Wednesday. The film then dropped 30% to $24.5 million on Thursday, marking the second-largest non-opening Thursday gross. Over the five-day Independence Day weekend (Wednesday-to-Sunday, including Tuesday night showings), the film earned $143.1 million, the highest five-day start for an animated film (ahead of Toy Story 3's $141.0 million five-day debut). During the traditional three-day opening weekend (Friday-to-Sunday), the film earned $83.5 million. The film's three-day opening-weekend gross was the largest among Illumination Entertainment films, the third largest for an Independence Day holiday, the fourth largest among animated films, the seventh largest among films released in July, and the tenth largest among films not released on a Friday. The film topped the box office for two consecutive weekends.
- Outside North America
Despicable Me 2 is the twenty-seventh highest-grossing film, the third highest-grossing animated film, the second highest-grossing Universal film, and the third highest-grossing 2013 film. It is also only the fourth animated to have crossed the $600-million-mark. On its first weekend, Despicable Me 2 opened only in Australia with $6.66 million, ahead of Monsters University which opened on the same weekend. The film set an opening-day record in Latvia. In total, it opened at number one in 67 territories, and set opening-weekend records among animated films in Latin America, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Vietnam, and Lebanon, as well as opening-weekend records among all films in South Africa and Venezuela. The film topped the box office on two consecutive weekends during July 2013. The film's largest openings occurred in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta ($22.5 million), China ($15.4 million) and Mexico ($14.9 million). In total earnings, its largest markets were the United Kingdom, Ireland and Malta ($72.3 million), China ($53.0 million) and Mexico ($47.7 million).
|Academy Awards||Best Animated Feature||Nominated|
|Best Original Song||"Happy" - Pharrell Williams||Nominated|
|Alliance of Women Film Journalists||Best Animated Feature||Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud||Nominated|
|American Cinema Editors||Best Edited Animated Feature Film||Gregory Perler||Nominated|
|Annie Award||Best Animated Feature||Nominated|
|Best Animated TV/Broadcast Commercial||Won|
|Character Animation in an Animated Feature Production||Jonathan Del Val||Nominated|
|Character Design in an Animated Feature Production||Eric Guillon||Nominated|
|Music in an Animated Feature Production||Heitor Pereira, Pharrell Williams||Nominated|
|Production Design in an Animated Feature Production||Yarrow Cheney, Eric Guillon||Nominated|
|Storyboarding in an Animated Feature Production||Eric Favela||Nominated|
|Voice Acting in an Animated Feature Production||Kristen Wiig||Nominated|
|British Academy Film Awards||Best Animated Film||Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin||Nominated|
|British Academy Children's Awards (BAFTA)||BAFTA Kid's Vote (Feature Film)||Won|
|Cinema Audio Society Awards||Outstanding Achievement in Sound Mixing for Motion Pictures – Animated||Charleen Richards, Tom Johnson, Gary A. Rizzo, Chris Scarabosio, Alan Meyerson, Tony Eckert||Nominated|
|Critics' Choice Movie Award||Best Animated Feature||Nominated|
|Best Song||"Happy" - Pharrell Williams||Nominated|
|Denver Film Critics Society||Best Animated Film||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Award||Best Animated Feature Film||Nominated|
|Kids' Choice Awards||Favorite Animated Movie||Nominated|
|Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie||Steve Carell||Nominated|
|People's Choice Awards||Favorite Family Movie||Won|
|Producers Guild of America Award||Outstanding Producer of Animated Theatrical Motion Picture||Janet Healy, Chris Meledandri||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Satellite Award for Best Original Song||"Happy" - Pharrell Williams||Nominated|
|Saturn Awards||Best Animated Film||Pending|
|Visual Effects Society Awards||Outstanding Animation in an Animated Feature Motion Picture||Chris Meledandri, Janet Healy, Chris Renaud, Pierre Coffin||Nominated|
|Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
|Film score by Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams|
|Released||June 18, 2013|
|Label||Back Lot Music|
|Heitor Pereira film scores chronology|
|Singles from Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack|
Despicable Me 2: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the soundtrack album for the film, released on June 18, 2013 through Back Lot Music. The original music was composed by Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams. The album was promoted by the highly successful single "Happy" performed by Williams.
All music composed by Heitor Pereira, except where noted.
|1.||"Scream"||Pharrell Williams||Cee Lo Green||3:41|
|2.||"Another Irish Drinking Song"||Greg DiCostanzo, Paul Sabourin||Pierre Coffin||0:39|
|3.||"Just a Cloud Away"||Pharrell Williams||Pharrell Williams||2:56|
|4.||"Happy"||Pharrell Williams||Pharrell Williams||3:53|
|5.||"I Swear"||Gary Baker, Frank J. Myers||Pierre Coffin||1:38|
|6.||"Y.M.C.A."||Henri Belolo, Jacques Morali, Victor Willis||Pierre Coffin||2:55|
|7.||"Fun, Fun, Fun"||Pharrell Williams||Pharrell Williams||3:26|
|8.||"Despicable Me"||Pharrell Williams||Pharrell Williams||4:14|
|10.||"The Fairy Party"||1:27|
|11.||"Lucy and the AVL"||5:39|
|13.||"Time for Bed"||1:27|
|15.||"Stalking Floyd Eaglesan"||1:35|
|16.||"Moving to Australia"||3:09|
|17.||"Going to Save the World"||1:25|
|20.||"Take Her Home"||1:29|
|21.||"El Macho's Lair"||3:32|
|23.||"The Big Battle"||7:23|
|24.||"Ba Do Bleep"||Johannes Brahms||Chris Renaud||0:13|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders)||163|
|Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia)||160|
|UK Compilation Albums (OCC)||48|
|US Billboard 200||86|
|US Independent Albums (Billboard)||19|
|US Top Soundtracks (Billboard)||3|
Spin-off and sequel
A spin-off feature film titled Minions, featuring the Minions as the main characters, is scheduled to be released on July 10, 2015. Written by Brian Lynch, it will be directed by Pierre Coffin and Kyle Balda, and produced by Chris Meledandri and Janet Healey. The film, set in the 1960s, will focus on the Minions before they met Gru, where they compete for the right to become henchmen of an ambitious villain, Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock.
On January 15, 2014, it was announced that a sequel, titled Despicable Me 3 will be released on June 30, 2017.
- Despicable Me 2 (May 20, 2013). "Did you guess how many Minions Gru commands? It's actually 10,400!". Facebook. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
- Kit, Borys (May 1, 2012). "Steve Coogan Joining Voice Cast for 'Despicable Me 2' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- "Heitor Pereira and Pharrell Williams to Return for ‘Despicable Me 2′". Film Music Reporter. November 30, 2012. Retrieved May 5, 2013.
- "DESPICABLE ME 2 (U)". British Board of Film Classification. May 24, 2013. Retrieved May 27, 2013.
- McClintock, Pamela (July 1, 2013). "Box Office Preview: 'Despicable Me 2' Set to Upstage 'Lone Ranger'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 20, 2014.
- Seibert, Perry. "Despicable Me 2". Allmovie. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
- Moran, Jonathan (May 3, 2013). "Steve Carell to appear at Sydney premiere of Despicble Me 2". The Australian. Retrieved June 5, 2013.
- Graser, Marc (September 20, 2013). "Universal, Illumination Move their ‘Minions’ to Summer 2015". Variety. Retrieved September 21, 2013.
- McClintcok, Pamela (January 15, 2014). "Universal Dates 'Despicable Me 3,' New 'Grinch Who Stole Christmas'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved January 15, 2014.
- Puchko, Kristy (March 19, 2013). "Gru Meets His Match In Latest Despicable Me 2 Trailer". CinemaBlend.com. Retrieved March 19, 2013.
- IGN Movies (April 30, 2013). "IGN's Summer 2013 Movie Preview". IGN. Retrieved May 1, 2013.
- Rechtshaffen, Michael (June 15, 2013). "Despicable Me 2: Film Review". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 15, 2013.
- Fleming, Mike (May 3, 2013). "Benjamin Bratt Replaces Al Pacino On ‘Despicable Me 2′". Deadline. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- Gaztambide, Raul (June 12, 2013). "Benjamin Bratt as Super Villain 'El Macho' in "Despicable Me 2"". Entertainment Affair. Retrieved June 26, 2013. "Gru is resolute in his belief that ‘El Macho’ has adopted the guise of Eduardo Perez, the owner of Salsa & Salsa restaurant in the Paradise Mall."
- Fleming, Mike (May 3, 2013). "Say Goodbye To My Little Friend: Al Pacino Exits Summer Sequel ‘Despicable Me 2′". Deadline. Retrieved May 4, 2013.
- Racheal (July 2, 2012). "Despicable Me Minion Mayhem is now open at Universal Studios". Behind the Thrills. Retrieved August 20, 2012.
- Gaier, Dana (June 26, 2012). "@Emilyxoxo708 yes, i was the voice of Edith in despicable me and i am working on the sequel :)". Twitter. Retrieved August 18, 2012.
- Wolfe, Jennifer (October 31, 2012). "New Despicable Me 2 Trailer Released". Animation World Network. Retrieved November 10, 2012.
- Child, Ben (March 22, 2013). "Despicable Me 2: evil genius or just plain bad?". The Guardian. Retrieved March 24, 2013.
- IMTA (May 16, 2012). "IMTA Alum Moises Arias in We The Party!". That IMTA Blog. Retrieved April 9, 2012.
- Debruge, Peter (June 15, 2013). "Film Review: ‘Despicable Me 2’". Variety. Retrieved June 16, 2013.
- "Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Present the American Premiere of Despicable Me 2 Universal CityWalk and Gibson Amphitheatre Universal City, CA Saturday, June 22, 2013". PR Newswire. June 13, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 Production Notes". Universal Pictures. p. 2. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 Premiere - Pierre Coffin". Trailer Addict. Retrieved June 26, 2013.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (July 13, 2010). "Chris Meledandri’s Illumination Game Plan Includes ‘Despicable Me’ Sequel, ‘Minion’ Spinoffs, Dr. Seuss, The Addams Family". Deadline. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- "Universal Dates Savages, Despicable Me 2 and Oblivion". ComingSoon.net. June 16, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2011.
- Cosgrove, Miranda (October 14, 2011). "First day on Despicable Me 2!!! ;)". Facebook. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- Radish, Christina (February 7, 2012). "Producer Chris Meledandri Talks Dr. Seuss Biopic and DESPICABLE ME 2; Confirms Biopic Will Probably Be Live-Action with Animated Seuss Characters". Collider.com. Retrieved May 2, 2012.
- Fleming, Mike (February 3, 2012). "Al Pacino Makes Animated Film Debut In "Despicable Me 2"". Deadline. Retrieved February 4, 2012.
- Longsdorf, Amy (June 25, 2013). "Director Chris Renaud talks 'Despicable Me 2' (interview)". San Jose Mercury News. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- Debruge, Peter (July 3, 2013). "How Replacement Villain Became Unlikely Hero in ‘Despicable Me 2′". Variety. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- McWeeny, Drew (June 26, 2013). "Benjamin Bratt speaks frankly about his last-minute addition to 'Despicable Me 2'". Hit Fix. Retrieved June 27, 2013.
- Roberts, Sheila (July 2, 2013). "Benjamin Bratt Talks DESPICABLE ME 2, Replacing Al Pacino, and CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF MEATBALLS 2". Collider.com. Retrieved July 8, 2013.
- Elgart, Olivia (June 5, 2013). "Miranda Cosgrove Looks Too Cute At ‘Despicable Me 2′ Premiere". Hollywood Life. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- McCue, Michelle (June 23, 2013). "Yellow Carpet World Premiere Of DESPICABLE ME 2 Includes Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig And Minions". We Are Movie Geeks. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 Premiere Interviews! Steve Carell, Miranda Cosgrove, Pharrell, and more!". Wetpaint. June 26, 2013. Retrieved July 2, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 Arriving in International 3D IMAX Theaters Starting June 20". ComingSoon.net. April 18, 2013. Retrieved April 27, 2013.
- "Reseña: Mi Villano Favorito 2 4DX-3D (Despicable Me 2 3D)". Solo Sangrons. Blogger. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Cinépolis Online - Mi Villano Favorito 2 4DX Esp". Cinepolis. Cinepolis. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Аз, проклетникът 2 4DX". Cinefish.bg. Cinefish.bg. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "4DX Movies - Previously shown (2013)". 4DX. CJ CGV. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Cali estrena su sala 4DX - Archivo - Archivo Digital de Noticias de Colombia y el Mundo desde 1990 - eltiempo.com". El Tiempo. July 5, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "CALI, CIUDAD PIONERA EN COLOMBIA EN CINE 4DX - Mi Ciudad - ADN". ADN Colombia. July 8, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- "Llegó a Colombia la primera sala de cine 4DX". Kienyke. July 5, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
- Lang, Brent (July 23, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2' Denied Release in China (Exclusive)". The Wrap. Retrieved July 24, 2013.
- Miller, Daniel (July 23, 2013). "Universal Pictures' 'Despicable Me 2' denied release in China". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved July 30, 2013. "One could speculate that (Chinese authorities) are saying, 'OK, enough American animated movies this summer,'" Cain said. "Animation is an important area for China domestically."
- Tsui, Clarence (July 23, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2' Blocked from Chinese Theaters". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 30, 2013. "Universal Pictures’ Despicable Me 2 has been denied a release in mainland China, with commentators seeing the decision as part of the country's attempts to dampen enthusiasm for imported animated features."
- Coonan, Clifford (December 6, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2' To Finally Open in China Next Month". The Hollywod Reporter. Retrieved December 6, 2013.
- Coonan, Clifford (August 5, 2013). "China Denies 'Despicable Me 2' Ban". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
- Cremin, Stephen (August 5, 2013). "China govt denies banning Despicable Me 2". Film Business Asia.
- "UNIVERSAL PICTURES AND ILLUMINATION ENTERTAINMENT'S DESPICABLE ME 2 "DESPICABLIMP" TAKES FLIGHT ON MARCH 23". PR Newswire. March 22, 2013. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
- Goldberg, Matt (April 21, 2013). "Matt Takes a Ride on DESPICABLE ME 2′s "Despicablimp"". Collider.com. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
- Miller, Daniel (March 28, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2' blimp enters new frontier of movie marketing". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved June 25, 2013.
- O'Connel, Sean (May 30, 2013). "'Despicable Me' Game: Our Exclusive First Look at 'Minion Rush'". Fandango. Retrieved June 3, 2013.
- "Gameloft, Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment Launch "Despicable Me: Minion Rush"". PR Newswire. June 13, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- Graser, Marc (September 10, 2013). "Minion Mania Helps Universal Score with ‘Despicable Me 2′ Game". Variety. Retrieved September 11, 2013.
- Emmett, Neil (November 25, 2013). ""Despicable Me 2," "Room on the Broom," "Adventure Time" Win BAFTAs". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- "Minion". Roblox. June 21, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- "Minion Goggles". Roblox. June 20, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2: The Junior Novel. Google Books. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2: The Anti-Villain League Handbook. Google Books. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2: Undercover Super Spies. Google Books. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2: Attack of the Evil Minions!. Google Books. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2: Make a Minion Reusable Sticker Book. Google Books. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Despicable Me 2: Meet the Minions. Google Books. Retrieved June 30, 2013.
- Getzler, Goldman (May 21, 2013). "McDonald’s, General Mills among Despicable Me 2 marketing minions". Kidscreen. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2". McDonald's Happy Meal Toys. May 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- "Chiquita Brands International, Inc : Chiquita Brands Partners with Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's Despicable Me 2". Chiquita Brands Partners. June 5, 2013. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2". Thinkaway Toys. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- Loveday, Samantha (September 21, 2012). "Hasbro strikes Despicable Me 2 deal with Universal". ToyNews Online. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2". Look3D. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "3D Geek Alert: Collect Your DESPICABLE ME 2 Special Edition 3D Glasses!". MarketSaw. May 24, 2013. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 Comes to DVD and Blu-ray December 10". ComingSoon.net. October 7, 2013. Retrieved October 7, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 Blu-ray Wal-Mart Exclusive". Blu-ray.com. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "‘Despicable Me 2′ Breaks Blu-Ray, Digital Sales Records In $80M Home Vid Debut". Deadline. December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 (2013)". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 15 April 2014.
- "Despicable Me 2". Metacritic. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
- Finke, Nikki (July 4, 2013). "‘Lone Ranger’ Debuts To Disastrous $9.6M, ‘Despicable Me 2′ Sets Records With $34.3M Wednesday Opening; ‘Let Me Explain’ $4.7M". Deadline. Retrieved July 4, 2013.
- Phillips, Michael (July 3, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2': Carell helps calm cheap scares". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Whitty, Stephen (July 2, 2013). "'Despicable Me' review: A bad guy makes good". NJ.com. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Weitzman, Elizabeth (July 2, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2': Movie review". NY Daily News. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Andersen, Soren (July 2, 2013). "‘Despicable Me 2:’ Funny minions steal this sequel". The Seattle Times. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Howell, Peter (July 2, 2013). "Despicable Me 2 is a Minion mutiny: review". Toronto Star. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Holden, Stephen (July 2, 2013). "An Ex-Villain Returns as Mr. Sweets". The New York Times. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Guzman, Rafer (July 2, 2013). "Review: 'Despicable Me 2'". Newsday. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Sideshow Columnist. "'Despicable Me 2' still delivers". Philly.com. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- Author: Keith Uhlich (July 3, 2013). "Despicable Me 2: movie review | review, synopsis, book tickets, showtimes, movie release date | Time Out New York". Timeout.com. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- Duralde, Alonso (June 30, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2' Review: Less Despicable, Less Funny | The Wrap Movies". Thewrap.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Puig, Claudia (July 2, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2': Turns out a good Gru is less fun". USA Today. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Gleiberman, Owen (July 4, 2013). "Despicable Me 2 Movie Review". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Stewart, Sara (July 2, 2013). "Former villains take the cake in ‘Despicable Me 2’". New York Post. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "Reelviews Movie Reviews". Reelviews.net. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Russo, Tom (July 2, 2013). "Less ‘Despicable,’ still funny". Boston.com. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Merry, Stephanie (July 2, 2013). "Movie review: ‘Despicable Me 2’". The Washington Post. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Hartlaub, Peter (July 3, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2' has Minion-size plot". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- Rocchi, James (July 2, 2013). "Despicable Me 2: Critics' Reviews". MSN Movies. Retrieved July 5, 2013.
- "'Despicable Me 2' will hit target viewers in their funny bones". StarTribune.com. Retrieved July 20, 2013.
- Pols, Mary (July 3, 2013). "'Despicable Me 2': It's Gru Love | TIME.com". Entertainment.time.com. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- By Peter Travers (July 8, 2013). "Peter Travers' Three-Star Review of 'Despicable Me 2' | Movie Reviews". Rolling Stone. Retrieved July 21, 2013.
- by A.A. Dowd July 2, 2013 (July 2, 2013). "Despicable Me 2 | Film | Movie Review". The A.V. Club. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Laremy Legel (July 2, 2013). "Review: ‘Despicable Me 2′". Film.com. Retrieved August 16, 2013.
- Fleming Jr., Mike (March 21, 2014). "2013 Most Valuable Blockbuster – #6 ‘Fast & Furious 6′ Vs. #11 ‘The Croods’; #3 ‘Despicable Me 2′ Vs. #14 Star Trek Into Darkness’". Deadline. Retrieved March 22, 2014.
- "Illumination Entertainment". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "Universal’s ‘Despicable Me 2′ Crosses $800M Worldwide; #1 Animated Pic Of 2013". Deadline. August 24, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Szalai, Georg (July 31, 2013). "NBCUniversal CEO: 'Despicable Me 2' Will Be Most Profitable Film in Universal's History". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved July 31, 2013.
- "2013 Domestic Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Animation". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "3D Movies at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Subers, Ray (July 28, 2013). "Weekend Report: 'Wolverine' Bleeds, But Still Easily Leads". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 3, 2013.
- "NORTH AMERICA: 5-Day Estimates: 'Despicable Me 2' Impresses With $142.1M; 'Lone Ranger' Disappoints With $48.9M; 'Let Me Explain' Strong With $17.5M (7th Update)". BoxOffice. July 4, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Top Single Day Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 - Daily". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Highest Grossing Non-Opening Thursdays at the Box Office". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Subers, Ray (July 7, 2013). "Weekend Report: 'Despicable' Defeats 'Ranger' Over Busy Fourth of July". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved July 11, 2013.
- "Independence Day Weekends". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Animation". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Top Opening Weekends by Month". Box Office Mojo. August 24, 2013.
- "Opening Weekends for Movie Not Released on a Friday". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Subers, Ray (July 14, 2013). "Weekend Report: 'Pacific Rim' Loses to Family Sequels". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "2013 Worldwide Grosses". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "Australia Box Office, June 20–23, 2013". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Loria, Daniel (June 23, 2013). "GLOBAL: 'Monsters University' Opens With $136.5M, 'WWZ' Trails At $111.8M, 'Man Of Steel' Nears $400M". BoxOffice. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- "UPDATED GLOBAL: 'Pacific Rim' Posts $53M Overseas Debut, 'Fast 6' Breaks $700M Global". Box Office Mojo. July 14, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Finke, Nikki (October 27, 2013). "‘Despicable Me 2′ Passes $900M Worldwide". Deadline. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
- "GLOBAL: 'Despicable Me 2' Reaches $293.2M". BoxOffice. July 5, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- "UPDATED GLOBAL: 'The Smurfs 2' Opens To $80.2M, 4% Under The Original". BoxOffice. August 4, 2013. Retrieved August 24, 2013.
- Subers, Ray (July 7, 2013). "Weekend Report: 'Despicable' Defeats 'Ranger' Over Busy Fourth of July". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- Subers, Ray (July 7, 2013). "Weekend Report: 'Pacific Rim' Loses to Family Sequels". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved August 21, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2 (2013) - International Box Office Results". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 23, 2014.
- "Weekly box office 27/01/2014 - 02/02/2014". english.entgroup.cn. EntGroup Inc. Retrieved 8 February 2014.
- Staff (January 16, 2014). "2013 Academy Awards Nominations and Winners by Category". Box Office Mojo. Retrieved January 16, 2014.
- "2013 EDA Award Nominess". Alliance of Women Film Journalists. December 11, 2013. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Giardina, Carolyn (January 10, 2014). "'12 Years a Slave,' 'Captain Phillips,' 'Gravity' Among ACE Eddie Award Nominees". The Hollywood Reporter. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved December 11, 2013.
- Amidi, Amid (December 2, 2013). "Complete List of 2013 Annie Award Nominations". Cartoon Brew. Retrieved December 2, 2013.
- "Bafta Film Awards 2014: Full list of nominees". BBC. January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- "Film in 2014". British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Retrieved January 8, 2014.
- "Cinema Audio Society Unveils Nominations For The 50th Annual CAS Awards". Deadline. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- The Deadline Team (February 22, 2014). "Cinema Audio Society Awards: 'Gravity', 'Frozen' Take Film Honors". Deadline. Retrieved 23 February 2014.
- "19TH ANNUAL CRITICS’ CHOICE MOVIE AWARDS NOMINATIONS". Critics' Choice. December 17, 2013. Retrieved December 17, 2013.
- "Golden Globe Awards Nominations: ‘12 Years A Slave’ & ‘American Hustle’ Lead Pack". Deadline. December 12, 2013. Retrieved December 12, 2013.
- Ng, Philiana (February 24, 2014). "Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards Nominations Revealed". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 25 February 2014.
- Lewis, Dave (November 5, 2013). "'Game of Thrones' vs. 'Iron Man': This year's People's Choice Awards nominees". HitFix. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
- "People's Choice Awards 2014: The winners list". Entertainment Weekly. January 8, 2014. Retrieved January 10, 2014.
- "Nominations for Theatrical Motion Picture, Animated Theatrical Motion Picture and Long-Form TV". producersguild.org. January 2, 2014. Retrieved January 2, 2014.
- 2013 Nominations, December 2013.
- Pond, Steve (January 14, 2014). "‘Gravity’ Soars in Visual Effects Society Nominations". The Wrap. Archived from the original on 2014-02-02. Retrieved January 14, 2014.
- "‘Despicable Me 2′ Soundtrack Announced". Film Music Reporter. May 21, 2013. Retrieved June 23, 2013.
- "Despicable Me 2: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved May 22, 2013.
- "Soundtrack / Pharrell Williams / Heitor Pereira – Despicable Me 2" (In Dutch). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
- "Soundtrack / Pharrell Williams / Heitor Pereira – Despicable Me 2" (In French). Ultratop.be. Hung Medien. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
- "CHART: CLUK Update 18.01.2014 (wk2)". zobbel.de. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
- "Despicable Me 2 - Original Soundtrack Awards". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved March 18, 2014.
- "Universal Dates Minions Movie Dec. 19, 2014". Deadline. August 21, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012.
- Fleming, Mike (February 11, 2013). "Sandra Bullock To Voice Super-Villain In ‘Minions’ Spinoff For Illumination/Universal". Deadline. Retrieved February 14, 2013.
|Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Despicable Me 2|
- Official website
- Despicable Me 2 at the Internet Movie Database
- Despicable Me 2 at the Big Cartoon DataBase
- Despicable Me 2 at Metacritic
- Despicable Me 2 at Box Office Mojo
- Despicable Me 2 at Rotten Tomatoes