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Release Date: July 10
Prediction: $310 million
Biggest Competition: None really
Why: The first two "Despicable Me" movies earned $251 and $368 million in the U.S. respectively. More importantly? Gru, the series' main character, isn't the first thing that comes to mind when thinking about those blockbuster, it's those adorable, little minions. The Illumination Animation creations have become global icons over the past five years. The characters are so popular they already have 28.6 million Facebook likes…and the movie hasn't even hit theaters yet. The question isn't whether "Minions" will be massive, but could it make more than even "Despicable Me 2"?