Universal Pictures (also known as Universal) is an American film studio founded over 100 years ago. The company’s productions include films developed internally, along with co-productions, acquisitions, and films developed by outside partners and distributed by the studio. 2007 saw Universal Pictures launch all-audience family film business Illumination Entertainment. Its first production, the 3D CGI blockbuster Despicable Me, was one of the highest-grossing and most profitable films of 2010. One of Hollywood’s ‘Big Six’ studios, Universal was also the first studio to have released three billion-dollar films in one year – Furious 7, Jurassic World and Minions.