|Bank of Evil|
|Location||In a public bank|
|Appearances|| Despicable Me|
Despicable Me: Minion Rush (As the secret area in Downtown)
The Bank of Evil is a bank exclusively for supervillains. It is owned by Mr. Perkins and can only be entered through a secret eye scanner in one of the bank's urinals. In Minion Rush, this bank serves as the secret area of the downtown area.
The Bank of Evil is a big red building. It has chairs and the letters "BANK OF EVIL" below the half-circle. The doors are big red doors with the dollar sign on it. Mr. Perkins's office appears to be upstairs, as seen when Vector fires his Squid Launcher.
Down the long hallway are marble columns, with statues of men that are stressfully trying to hold them into place. One of the columns is the statue is crushed to death, which frightens Gru as he enters the bank in the first film.
- The sign beneath the name, styled "Formerly Lehman Brothers", is a reference to the Financial Crisis of 2008. The already fragile international economy dipped significantly during this time when the banking giant, Lehman Brothers, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy, an event widely accepted as a major contributing factor to the global financial crisis.
- In the Mandarin version of the film in Taiwan, the sign is translated as "枉又憎集團", literally meaning "the corporation of wrongfulness and hatred". It is the reference of a late entrepreneur Wang You-theng (王又曾), who was accused of embezzlement and fraud and fled to the United States until his death.
- This building shares similarities to the Ministry of Magic as depicted in the Harry Potter films, both in the style of the pillars in the lobby, and using toilets as a method of entry.
|Great Pyramid of Giza • Gru's House • Gru's Lab • Bank of Evil • Miss Hattie's Home for Girls • Top Secret Research Facility • Vector's House • Super Silly Fun Land • Moon|
|Despicable Me 2|
|PX-Labs • Gru's House • Pier 12 • Anti-Villain League • Paradise Mall • Gru's Lab • Bake My Day • Eagle Hair Club • Salsa & Salsa • Minion Beach • Zarelli's Italian Restaurant • El Macho's Lair|
|Minion Ice Cave • Fancy's Department Store • Villain-Con • Scarlet's Castle • Tower of London • Buckingham Palace • Westminster Abbey • Pig's Spleen|
|Mailroom • Secret Bomb Lab • National Museum • Fuzzy Memories|
|Appearances in Other Media|
|Minion Rush • Minions Paradise|