Synopsis: In the 1970s, young Gru tries to join a group of supervillains called the Vicious 6 after they oust their leader — the legendary fighter Wild Knuckles. When the interview turns disastrous, Gru and his Minions go on the run with the Vicious 6 hot on their tails. Luckily, he finds an unlikely source for guidance — Wild Knuckles himself — and soon discovers that even bad guys need a little help from their friends.
Gru is ecstatic when he receives an audition invitation from the Vicious 6, a supervillain team led by Belle Bottom, who hope to find a new member to replace their founder, the supervillain Wild Knuckles following their betrayal and the presumed death of Knuckles during a heist to steal the Zodiac Stone – a stone connected to the . Due to his young age, Gru’s interview goes poorly but, much to the outrage of the Vicious 6, he manages to steal the stone and escapes with Minions Kevin, Stuart, and Bob, handing the stone to another Minion, Otto, for safekeeping. At his basement lair, Gru finds out that Otto has traded the stone for a , causing him to fire the Minions in anger before going alone to find the stone. However, Knuckles, who is revealed to be alive, kidnaps Gru before taking him to and informs the Minions that if they do not give him the stone within 48 hours, Gru will be killed. The film opened in Australia a week before its U.S. release, debuting at $3.7 million.It added another 60 international markets in its sophomore weekend and made $87.2 million.