Sunday, July 7, 2013

Despicable Me Crushes the Competition, While The Lone Ranger Fizzles


Despicable Me 2 easily took the top spot at the box office this 4th of July weekend ($82.5 million) with a five day total of $142.1 million.  This is just ahead of what Toy Story 3 did in it's first five days.

Disney's The Lone Ranger, on the other hand, could only muster up $29.4 million for a five day total of $48.9 million.  Which would be great if it cost under a $100 million to produce (it's reported to cost $215 million).  Unless Johnny Depp's worldwide appeal can aid in the overseas marketplace, The Lone Ranger may be Disney's biggest flop since John Carter.

Weekend Estimates
MovieWeekend GrossTotal GrossBudget
1) Despicable Me 2
2) The Lone Ranger
3) The Heat
4) Monsters University
5) World War Z
6) White House Down
7) Man of Steel
8) Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain
9) This is the End
10) Now You See Me
$82.5 million
$29.4 million
$25 million
$19.6 million
$18.2 million
$13.5 million
$11.4 million
$10.1 million
$5.8 million
$2.8 million
$142.1 million
$48.9 million
$86.4 million
$216.1 million
$158.8 million
$50.5 million
$271.2 million
$17.5 million
$85.6 million
$110.4 million
$76 million
$215 million
$43 million
n/a
$190 million
$150 million
$225 million
n/a
$32 million
$75 million



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