EW also added this praise:
Impressive! It's also impressive to note that "Minions" "only" cost $74 million to produce, which is low compared to the north-of-$100-million budgets from Pixar and DreamWorks Animation. "I'm not sure the public is mindful of what films cost; they're more concerned with how they resonate," Nick Carpou, Universal's domestic distribution chief, told Variety. "Chris [Meledandri] is able to produce films that speak to families, to children, to people everywhere."
Another big accomplishment? Minions is only the fourth film this year to crack $100 million. Even more impressively, three of those four have been from Universal. (Furious 7 and Jurassic World are both Universal films, and Avengers: Age of Ultron was released by Disney.)
Are you surprised to see that "Minions" did so well, or are you more surprised that it still didn't top "Shrek the Third"?
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