When will ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ be on Netflix?

The big Illumination movie released in theaters will head to Netflix US for 10 months in 2023.

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Minions: Rise of Gru – Picture: Illumination / Universal

Minions: Rise of Gru was one of the big movies of the summer and is now streaming on Peacock. The second entry in the Minions franchise and sixth overall in the Despicable Me franchise releases in theaters on July 1st and will be coming to Netflix in the United States in 2023. 

Coming 7 years after the first Minions movie, this entry serves as a prequel of sorts seeing the “untold story of one twelve-year-old’s dream to become the world’s greatest supervillain.”

Steve Carrell returns to voice Gru again, with other voices heard throughout including Russell Brand, Julie Andrews, Alan Arkin, Michelle Yeoh, RZA, and Jean-Claude Van Damme.


When will Minions: The Rise of Gru be on Netflix?

Thanks to a newly struck deal with Universal, Illumination movies continue to come to Netflix US albeit under different circumstances.

Before 2022, Netflix owned the entire pay-1 window. Case in point, Sing 2 notably came to Netflix (in the United States) in June 2022, as part of that legacy deal between Universal and Netflix.

While Minions: Rise of Gru will come to Netflix, it’ll be under very different rules, so let’s break it down.

Following the theatrical window, the movie heads to Peacock for four months, Netflix after that for 10 months, and then Peacock again for the final four months.

The movie released theatrically on July 1st, 2022. It then took 84 days for it to then hit Peacock on September 23rd, 2022.

minions added to peacock

This timeline was slightly longer than The Bad Guys which headed to Netflix on November 1st, 2022.

With the movie now on Peacock, we can accurately look at when the movie will drop onto Netflix.

Peacock will hold onto the movie for four months meaning that it’s currently expected to head to Netflix on January 23rd, 2022. 

The movie will then stay on Netflix through to the end of 2023.

For more Illumination and DreamWorks Animation movies coming to Netflix, check out our ongoing preview of their slate and when we expect them to drop onto Netflix here.

Picture: Illumination


Will Minions: Rise of Gru be on Netflix internationally?

Internationally the picture isn’t as clear, meaning we only have historical releases to go off.

Netflix in the UK streamed The Secret Life of Pets 2 for six months, roughly two years after its theatrical release, meaning if the same applies here, Minions: Rise of Gru will be available in 2024. The same applies to Netflix Canada, although they tend to get Illumination movies available for a year.

Latin American Netflix regions typically receive new Illumination movies roughly 3 years following their theatrical debut.


Will you be checking out Minions: Rise of Gru in the theaters this summer or will you be waiting for it to drop onto Peacock or Netflix? Let us know in the comments down below.

When will ‘Minions: Rise of Gru’ be on Netflix?

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Covering Netflix since 2013, Kasey has been tracking the comings and goings of the Netflix library for close to a decade. Resides in the United Kingdom.