EW also added this praise:
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.)
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."
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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