The R&B star sang his Oscar-nominated hit song from "Despicable Me 2"
Leading films bring in 14 percent less than 2012, but mid-level hits keeps the overall market expanding
'Despicable Me 2' rules China with 3rd-best animated opening ever; "Hobbit" sequel crosses the $800M mark worldwide
Universal's animated family film opens No. 1 with $4M first day and is looking at $13.8M for the weekend
The filmmakers behind "Frozen," "The Croods" and other frontrunners reveal how they turned rough sketches into three-dimensional beauty
Cable company releases results after a month of selling movies
From "Iron Man 3" to "RIPD," with lots of stops in-between
Industry on track to grow slightly in 2013, thanks to cloud technology and earlier releases
Consumers spent $80 million during the movie's first week in stores
The tune from "Despicable Me 2" runs for a full day, but viewers can hop in and out as they please
Chris Meledandri on Pharrell's contributions: “The role those two songs play in establishing Gru’s character and defining the tone for the movie is extraordinary"
The studio has had eight No. 1 movies this year and has set international and global marks as well
Shares rise in pre-market trading
The Imax and 3D war epic, distributed by Sony, posts biggest opening ever for a local production
AMPAS has quietly adopted a new system to expand the number of Animated Feature nominations voters and allow screeners
It was the highest-grossing ever, but the bombs nearly overshadowed the hits
New version of Steven Spielberg's 20-year-old sci-fi classic has taken $90M worldwide
With $4.6 billion in grosses projected, this season is the biggest ever -- but there are reasons studios aren't rejoicing
It's not all "Iron Man 3" abroad -- the Japanese preferred "Wreck-It-Ralph" and Slovakians liked "The Hangover Part III"
"Fast & Furious 6" and "Despicable Me 2" help push studio to new international standard
Denzel Washington-Mark Wahlberg action comedy is on track for $28M 3-day total. "The Wolverine" beating out "Smurfs 2" for 2nd
But "Smurfs 2" could get the last laugh with huge foreign haul
Produced for a budget of $76 million, the animated hit has grossed more than $663.6 million worldwide
Its $86M foreign opening is the franchise's best, but the $55M No. 1 domestic debut could be lowest ever for an "X-Men" movie
There have been 5 pricey disasters in a row, but the season is still ahead of 2012 by double digits
Hollywood's summer of frustration with the republic continues
Minions pass the original overseas as "Turbo" and "Pacific Rim" show promise
Ryan Reynolds-Jeff Bridges ghost tale bombs with $12.7M; "Turbo" blown away by "Despicable Me 2'
DreamWorks Animation's racing snail tale debuts with $5.6M in crowded field of family films
That's giving it an edge over other three wide openers "Red 2," "Turbo" and "R.I.P.D."