Steve Burke Says 'Despicable Me 2' Is Universal's Most Profitable Film Ever And Lauds Pact With Legendary NBCUniversal chief Steve Burke made his observations this morning in Comcast’s Q2 conference call with analysts as he discussed his company’s approach to films following its new production and finance partnership with Legendary Entertainment. Burke noted that NBCU is delighted with its animation alliance with Illumination. The partners’ Despicable Me 2 will become “the single most profitable film in the 100 year history of Universal Studios.” Meanwhile, Legendary is “going to make some of their own films” that target fanboys while Universal “will concentrate on everything else.” Burke says that NBCU will co-finance some of Legendary’s films, and it will co-finance some of Universal’s.
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Despicable Me 2 Synopsis and Credits

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment's worldwide blockbuster, Despicable Me, delighted audiences around the globe in 2010, grossing more than $540 million and becoming the 10th-biggest animated motion picture in U.S. history. In Summer 2013, get ready for more minion madness in Despicable Me 2. Chris Meledandri and his acclaimed filmmaking team create an all-new comedy animated adventure featuring the return of Gru (Steve Carell), the girls, the unpredictably hilarious minions...and a host of new and outrageously funny characters.

"Despicable Me 2" stars Benjamin Bratt, Jason Segel, Ken Jeong, Kristen Wiig, Miranda Cosgrove, Russell Brand, Steve Carell, and Steve Coogan.

Directed by Chris Renaud and Pierre Coffin.
Written by Cinco Paul and Ken Daurio.
Produced by Christopher Meledandri.
Production company/distributor: Universal Pictures.

Release Date: July 03, 2013


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