With $1.8B in box office as of last week, Universal Pictures International has already been enjoying a record-breaking 2013. It’s added another feather to its cap today with word that Despicable Me 2 has become the highest-grossing film of the year in the UK. The Universal and Illumination Entertainment blockbuster has been in British theaters for seven weeks and has grossed £42.67M ($66.78M), overtaking Universal’s own Les Misérables ($63.84M), for the No. 1 spot. It’s now the 4th biggest animation release of all time in the UK behind Toy Story 3 (£73.97M), Shrek 2 (£48.24M) and Toy Story 2 (£44.3M). Internationally, Despicable Me 2 has grossed $435.2M to date and is the third highest-grossing film of the year both abroad and worldwide. Universal’s Fast & Furious 6 is No. 2.
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