BOX OFFICE: THE LONE RANGER Opens With An Unimpressive $9.67M
After earning just $2M from its Tuesday night late shows, Disney's The Lone Ranger failed to do much better when it opened officially on Wednesday. The movie earned under $10M, being left in the dirt by Despicable Me 2 with $35M.
You'd almost have to feel sorry for The Lone Ranger. Back in August 2011 Disney shut down production on the movie for six months after the budget ballooned out of control; now they must be wishing they'd never started back up again! Gore Verbinski's take on the legendary Texas lawman has badly underperformed with only $9.67M Wednesday. According to analysts this means the movie may not even pass $50M for its first 5 days -- way below even Disney’s low-ball projection of $65M for North America. The Lone Ranger most likely won’t cover its $215M-$250M cost despite this holiday’s 4x multiple. By stark contrast, Universal's animated sequel Despicable Me 2 raked in a whopping $35M, which is higher than Monsters University‘s Friday take of $30.5M last month. Will you be venturing out to the flicks this 4th of July weekend? If so, what will you be seeing?
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