There's no dispute that "Despicable Me 2" is a runaway smash.
On Saturday, the animated sequel eclipsed $800 million at the global box office, more than $250 million better than the 2010 original.
That total puts "Despicable Me 2" in the top 40 of worldwide releases of all time (not adjusted for inflation), ahead of "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial" and "Star Wars," and within close striking distance of "Inception" and "Spider-Man."
In local theaters, with $348.8 million in sales to date, "Despicable Me 2" trails only "Iron Man 3," which has grossed $408.4 million in North America, as the year's top domestic theatrical title.
Steve Burke, the head of NBC Universal, said the film is the most profitable release in the history of Universal Pictures.
But was there a better animated movie this summer? Did the Minions really measure up?
Critics actually gave Pixar and Disney's "Monsters University" slightly better notices than "Despicable Me 2."
What do you think?
What was the season's most enjoyable animated title?
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