British Theaters Scream Over “Minion Fever” Trend; Some Are Banning Admission


Last Updated on 07/05/2022 by てんしょく飯


The new movie “Minion Fever” is a big hit in the U.S. and Europe, and some theaters in the U.K. have banned “teenagers in suits” from entering the theater because they are being disturbed by the TikTok trend.



The TikTok trend “#gentleminions” is causing nuisance.


(Minions: Rise of Gru), which opens in theaters in Japan on July 15, earned $108.5 million in its opening weekend in the United States, setting a record for the largest opening for an animated film since the Corona disaster. It also ranked first at the box office in the U.K., showing its tremendous popularity in the U.S. and Europe.


However, early in the film’s release, some theaters in the U.K. are banning some fans from entering the theater. There is a huge boom among teenage boys in the UK to go see “Minion Fever” in suits. This trend started with the TikTok trend of “gentleminions (*coined from the words “gentleman” and “minion”),” in which boys wear suits, strike the pose that the main character Gru does, with the fingers of both hands together, and come in groups of 5 to 20 people to the theater.

@ig.jj_masarati8 Minions rise of alphas #gentleminions ♬ original sound – JJ

The trend is said to be helping the film become a hit, and Universal Brothers, which is distributing the film, also took to Twitter to say, “To all of you who come suited up as minions. We’ve noticed you and we love you,” they officially acknowledged. The film’s official account is also pleased with the trend, tweeting, “The gentleminions.

However, while it would be fine if this was just a trend of people dressing up in costumes to see the movie, there have been reports of nuisances such as excited boys yelling, throwing things, and going on stage without permission at theaters around the country. Of course, there are groups that simply enjoy the TikTok trend without any disruptive behavior, but some out-of-control visitors have caused some theaters to take measures such as “no groups in suits will be admitted” or “no minors in suits without a parent or guardian allowed”.

@ohhialexx #greenscreenvideo #greenscreen #gentleminions #minions ♬ Rich Minion – Yeat

The #gentleminions trend, which has been viewed more than 4 million times on TikTok, is still popular, and videos have been made on TikTok criticizing the trend, saying it is “too much” and “let’s end this trend,” but in response, some groups are deliberately making a big fuss in theaters, saying “nobody can stop us. Some groups of people have even started to make a big fuss in theaters on purpose, saying that no one can stop them.


Since “Minion Fever” has been so well received that there have been many reports of standing ovations from the audience, it is hoped that the outbursts of a few users will not overshadow the enjoyment of many others.