Ridiculous Minions: Rise of Gru meme is taking TikTok by storm

Sam Comrie
Universal Pictures, TikTok

Minions: Rise of Gru has TikTok users obsessed with a brilliant Minion-themed trend, as it spreads across the popular viral video platform. 

When it comes to animated films in this day and age, you’d be hard-pressed to avoid the sight of a Minion. The yellow, childlike characters are back in Minions: Rise of Gru and it isn’t just the film that is getting people talking.

TikTok has spawned a hilarious trend that is sweeping cinemas across the world to celebrate the film’s release.

An image of Minions: Rise of Gru
Illumination, Universal Pictures
The Minions first appeared in Despicable Me and have been seen in numerous sequels.

Minions trend is breaking TikTok in the best way

TikToker’s are showing up to cinemas for Minions: Rise of Gru, donning a full suit with their friends to celebrate the film’s release in a unique way. While the suits that are inducing laughter, the TikToker’s are also using a comedic businessman persona to show their appreciation for the Minions.

One video from TikTok user @anikets520 claims that the “manager ruined our experience.” A legion of avid Minions fans can be seen deploying into a cinema screen, loudly exclaiming their passion for the animated hellraisers.

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TikTok commenters are loving it too, with @saxeared.macque saying “I’m literally getting picked up in 12 minutes to go do this.”

Another added, “I went today and people actually did and before the movie started we were all yelling King Bob.”

It seems that audiences are reflecting this passion too in the box office, as the film is already on track to gross $130 million.

Universal Pictures released Minions: Rise of Gru into cinemas on July 1, 2022.