The Lone Ranger Galloped Over By Despicable Me 2; Weekend Box Office Numbers Are WEAK!

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Looks like Silver didn’t hi, yo, or away this weekend on the silver screen…

Instead, Despicable Me 2 galloped over The Lone Ranger at the box office earning nearly $60 million to Lone Ranger‘s $19.5 million. After a weak opening, we hoped that the flick would rally this weekend, but it continued to falter.

And with face paint costs production costs rising over $250 million, this might make Disney rob a train think twice about greenlighting projects that seem like a sure bet.

As for Johnny Depp, we’re bummed out that this might mean we won’t get to see him as Tonto again, but we’re crossing our fingers that this will make some serious wampum overseas.

And of course we fully expect another fourteen Pirates of the Caribbean films!

[Image via Disney.]

Jul 8, 2013 1:20pm PDT

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