‘Minions’ Movie Causes Viral TikTok Trend Taking Over Social Media

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Minions: The Rise of Gru

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People are going bananas over the new movie, Minions: The Rise of Gru (2022).

The Universal Pictures and Illuminations Studios film hit theaters this past weekend and is projected to do astronomical numbers. The early returns show the film will pull in an estimated $130 million during the holiday weekend in the U.S. and could even surpass $200 million worldwide.

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But, it’s not just the film that has taken the world by storm this weekend.

A viral TikTok trend is taking over the social media platform in a big way.

User @barstoolsports shared one of the thousands of videos posted as part of the trend, which comes with its own Minions-themed sound.

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If you scroll through TikTok, you’re likely to find hundreds of videos of people dressing up in suits and Minion-themed costumes and heading to the Minions movie. They are applauding during the film and, in the particular video above, the group wearing suits even filmed themselves sneaking in 200 pounds of bananas into the film, because we all know how much Minions love bananas.

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Here’s what Illumination says about Minions: The Rise of Gru:

This summer, from the biggest global animated franchise in history, comes the origin story of how the world’s greatest supervillain first met his iconic Minions, forged cinema’s most despicable crew and faced off against the most unstoppable criminal force ever assembled in Minions: The Rise of Gru.  

Long before he becomes the master of evil, Gru (Oscar¬ģ¬†nominee Steve Carell) is just a 12-year-old boy in 1970s suburbia, plotting to take over the world from his basement.¬†
It‚Äôs not going particularly well. When Gru crosses paths with the Minions, including Kevin, Stuart, Bob, and Otto‚ÄĒa new Minion sporting braces and a desperate need to please‚ÄĒthis unexpected family joins forces. Together, they build their first lair, design their first weapons,¬†and strive to execute their first missions. ¬†

When the infamous supervillain supergroup,¬†the Vicious 6, oust their leader‚ÄĒlegendary martial arts fighter Wild Knuckles (Oscar¬ģ¬†winner Alan Arkin)‚ÄĒ¬†Gru, their most devoted fanboy, interviews to become their newest member.¬†The Vicious 6 is not impressed by the diminutive, wannabe villain, but then Gru outsmarts (and enrages) them, and he suddenly finds himself the mortal enemy of the apex of evil. With Gru on the run, the Minions attempt to master the art of kung fu to help save him, and Gru discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.¬†

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Featuring more spectacular action than any film in Illumination history and packed with the franchise’s signature subversive humor, Minions: The Rise of Gru stars a thrilling new cast, including, the Vicious 6: Taraji P. Henson as cool and confident leader Belle Bottom, whose chain belt doubles as a lethal disco-ball mace; Jean-Claude Van Damme as the nihilistic Jean Clawed, who’s armed (literally) with a giant robotic claw; Lucy Lawless as Nunchuck, whose traditional nun’s habit hides her deadly nun-chucks; Dolph Lundgren as Swedish roller-skate champion Svengeance, who dispenses his enemies with spin kicks from his spiked skates; and Danny Trejo as Stronghold, whose giant iron hands are both a menace to others and a burden to him.  

The film also stars Russell Brand as¬†Young¬†Dr. Nefario, an aspiring mad scientist, Michelle Yeoh as Master Chow, an acupuncturist with mad kung fu skills, and Oscar¬ģ¬†winner Julie Andrews as Gru‚Äôs maddeningly self-absorbed mom.¬†

Steered by the franchise’s original creators, Minions: The Rise of Gru is produced by visionary Illumination founder and CEO Chris Meledandri and his longtime collaborators Janet Healy and Chris Renaud. The film is directed by returning franchise filmmaker Kyle Balda (Despicable Me 3, Minions), co-directed by Brad Ableson (The Simpsons) and Jonathan del Val (The Secret Life of Pets films), and features the iconic voice of Pierre Coffin as the Minions and a killer ’70s soundtrack courtesy of legendary Grammy-winning music producer Jack Antonoff. 

Minions: The Rise of Gru
Credit: Universal

Universal has gone ‚Äúall in‚ÄĚ on the Minions moving forward. Universal Orlando Resort is rumored to be building another Minions attraction right across from Despicable Me: Minion Mayhem at Universal Studios Florida. In addition, a Minions Cafe is set to take over the space that used to be occupied by Universal‚Äôs Classic Monsters Cafe. Universal Studios Hollywood already possesses a Minions cafe.

Will you be seeing Minions: The Rise of Gru? Let us know in the comments!

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