Minions: The Rise of Gru: Netflix release date and everything we know so far

Minions: The Rise of Gru Netflix release date and everything we know so far
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One of the summer’s smash hits, Minions: The Rise of Gru is the second entry in the Minions franchise and the sixth overall in the Despicable Me. For all the Minions fans, here’s some good news for you. The Minions movie will be released on Netflix in the United States in 2023.

For those unversed, The Rise of Gru, arriving after seven years of the first ever Minions movie is a prequel to the “untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.”

Surpassing the fame of Sonic the Hedgehog 2, The Batman, and Black Adam, The Rise of Gru has risen to be one of the biggest-grossing movies of 2022. In the brand-new movie released in theatres in 2022, Steve Carrell voices Gru again, along with the rest of the crew including Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.

Minions: The Rise of Gru | Official Trailer

What is the Netflix release date of Minions: The Rise of Gru?

Minions: Rise of Gru will not arrive on Netflix US in 2022
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As per the newly struck deal with Universal, Illumination movies will hit Netflix US, however, some nuances need to be taken into consideration. The movie released in theatres on July 1, 2022. As per the deal, the movie will then head to Peacock after 84 days for four months, followed by its stay on Netflix for ten months and then again to Peacock for the final four months.

This deal suggests that currently The Rise of the Gru is on Peacock and it will head to Netflix on January 23rd, 2023. Our speculations have been confirmed when the movie was enlisted in the January 2023 release schedule.
However, What’s on Netflix reports that “the movie’s release on Netflix has now been delayed by a week, with it scheduled to arrive on January 30, 2023.”

When will Minions: The Rise of Gru hit Netflix globally?

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There has been no official information on the part of Netflix or Illumination movies regarding the Netflix release date of other nations. The Secret Life of Pets 2 was released on Netflix in the UK for six months; but the point is, that it arrived two years after its theatrical release.

If we follow the schedule, this means that Minions: The Rise of Gru will also hit Netflix globally in 2024. The same pattern can also be applied to Netflix Canada wherein they get Illumination movies for a year. As far as Latin American Netflix regions are concerned, they receive a new Illumination movie roughly three years after their theatrical debut.

Here’s the official synopsis of Minions: The Rise of Gru (courtesy of IMDb):

“In the heart of the 1970s, amidst a flurry of feathered hair and flared jeans, Gru (Steve Carell) is growing up in the suburbs. A fanboy of a supervillain supergroup known as the Vicious 6, Gru hatches a plan to become evil enough to join them.”

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