Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It’s Reportedly $100 Million

Despicable Me 4
Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It's Reportedly $100 Million
Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It’s Reportedly $100 Million

The animated world is the biggest genre in the industry, and films made targeting a family audience bring more profits to the production. Universal Pictures understands this well, and that’s why the production has achieved great success in animated films in the last few years. But apart from this, Universal’s low-cost formula has also been quite successful, and now the production is going to try this low-cost formula on another new animated film. We are talking about Illumination’s Despicable Me 4. Even though the film is part of a popular series, no one is willing to tamper with the cost. 

Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed

Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It's Reportedly $100 Million
Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It’s Reportedly $100 Million (Image Source: Universal Pictures)

According to production sources, Illumination’s Despicable Me 4 is also a medium-budget film, and the production budget for the film is $100 million before marketing costs. Undeniably, the $100 million budget for Despicable Me 4 clearly shows that Universal Pictures is going with its old, cost-effective formula instead of luxuriant-to-life branding like Disney. It doesn’t matter, the film is part of a popular franchise with a billion-dollar grosser[1].

Compared to its predecessor, Despicable Me 4 has also become the most expensive film in the overall franchise, followed by $80 million budgeted for Despicable Me 3, $76 million budgeted for Despicable Me 2, and $69 million budgeted for Despicable Me[1]. Not only it, it’s also the most expensive film from the Minions universe, aside from the $100 million budgeted Minions: The Rise of Gru. Well, the final numbers are close to $100 million, but it is quite likely that the portals will report budget numbers at $80-90 million, although no one knows why. It does not matter if it’s $80 million or $100 million; one thing is for sure: this is going to be a moderately budgted film. 

Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It's Reportedly $100 Million
Despicable Me 4 Budget Revealed: It’s Reportedly $100 Million (Image Source: Universal Pictures)

As a medium-budget film, there is a lot of buzz around the film, and it is expected that this film will break records at the box office like its predecessor. If the result is in favor of low cost, then why experiment with something good? Universal is a wise production, and the box office results prove it. The production understands well the advantage of going with low costs; if there is profit, then it will be high, and if there is loss, then it will be minimal. And even though the cost is low, there is no compromise in the quality of the production, and according to critics, quality content is the biggest reason for Universal’s success.

Talking about Despicable Me 4, directed by Chris Renaud, the fourth film will be released in the United States on July 3, 2024. More tto Read: Inside Out 2 Budget Revealed: It’s Reportedly Massive $200 Million


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