Releasing on Friday, “Minions” is a new prequel in the wildly popular “Despicable Me” franchise that introduces audiences to a brand-new villain. “Minions” follows tiny yellow creatures that live to serve villains. The minions search for a new evil master in 1960s-era New York City and find the perfect fit in Scarlet Overkill, voiced by Sandra Bullock — or so they think.
“Minions” Has Already Earned $124 Million in International Box Offices
The movie has received decent reviews and has already performed well in countries with earlier release dates, racking up $124.2 million in international box office sales, reports ticket sales tracker Box Office Mojo. In the U.S., “Minions” is projected to be the No. 1 movie in the box office in its debut weekend, beating out other summer blockbusters like “Inside Out” and “Jurassic World,” according to film news site Screen Rant.
This projected success should be no surprise considering the star-studded “Minions” cast, which includes the likes of Sandra Bullock and Jon Hamm. With plenty of successes to their names already, these actors have the star power to draw in moviegoers. But what are the net worths of the “Minions” cast members?
1. Sandra Bullock Net Worth: $200 Million
As a well-rounded actress and one of the biggest movie stars of today, Sandra Bullock has delivered beloved performances in every genre, from comedies like “Miss Congeniality” to thrillers like “Gravity.” Sandra Bullock’s net worth is $200 million, thanks to the success of her biggest films. She earned $51 million between June 2013 and June 2014, due in large part to the success of “Gravity.”
In “Minions,” Bullock makes a rare appearance in a film for kids, a role she wanted to take on to help her 5-year-old son Louis relate to her work. Bullock’s character, Scarlet Overkill, is a crabby villainess the minions start working for in “Minions.”
2. Jon Hamm Net Worth: $30 Million
Jon Hamm stars in “Minions” as Herb Overkill, a scientist and husband to Scarlet. Adult members of the audience might be more familiar with Hamm’s acting from his role as Don Draper on the popular AMC series “Mad Men,” for which he earned $275,000 per episode. These impressive paychecks and earnings from other projects have grown Jon Hamm’s net worth to an estimated $30 million, according to CelebrityNetWorth.
3. Allison Janney Net Worth: $4 Million
Before finding Scarlet Overkill, the minions try working for a pair of bank robbers. One of those burglars is Madge Nelson, voiced by acting veteran Allison Janney. Fans of Janney know that she is also starring in the hit CBS TV show “Mom,” which will premier its third season in November. She earned an estimated $125,000 an episode in the first season, according to IMDB. Allison Janney has a net worth estimated at $4 million.
4. Michael Keaton Net Worth: $15 Million
Voicing the other half of the bank-robbing pair, Michael Keaton stars in “Minions” as Walter Nelson. Keaton is known for playing Batman in early installments of the superhero franchise’s films. But his recent role in “Birdman,” which won best picture at the 87th Academy Awards, has breathed new life into his career. Michael Keaton’s net worth stands at around $15 million today.
5. Steve Carell Net Worth: $50 Million
Steve Carell resumes his role as supervillain Gru, the protagonist of both “Despicable Me” and “Despicable Me 2.” As a young Gru, Carell makes a cameo in “Minions” that fans are sure to enjoy. The actor has an estimated net worth of $50 million, thanks to the success of the “Despicable Me” franchise as well as other career hits, like “The 40-Year-Old Virgin,” “Date Night” and the TV show “The Office.”
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