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Box Office Report: 'Despicable Me 2' Crushes 'Lone Ranger' on Tuesday Night
The Hollywood Reporter ^ | :43 AM PDT 7/3/2013 by Pamela McClintock

Posted on 07/03/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by Perdogg

UPDATED: Universal's 3D animated event pic grosses $4.7 million, compared to $2 million for Disney's big-budget action-adventure.

Universal's Despicable Me 2 left The Lone Ranger in the dust on Tuesday night as both films opened at the North American box office on the eve of the long July 4th holiday stretch.

The 3D animated event pic grossed a stellar $4.7 million from 2,563 theaters, while Disney's big-gamble Western -- headlining Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer -- took in $2 million.

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; despicableme2; disney; hollywood; loneranger; moviereview; theloneranger

1 posted on 07/03/2013 11:37:13 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: DollyCali; Perdogg; EveningStar; Borges; Mr. K; Blondie; altura; mylife; Mama_Bear; Jack Deth; ...

ping


2 posted on 07/03/2013 11:37:40 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

Despicable Me 2 looks fun. Lone Ranger is just another excuse for Johnny Depp to wear eye shadow.


3 posted on 07/03/2013 11:39:42 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Perdogg

That doesn’t surprise me. Lone Ranger doesn’t look good, and DM2 has something for the whole family to enjoy.


4 posted on 07/03/2013 11:40:48 AM PDT by EEGator
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To: Perdogg

I have grown to loath the CGI movies.
I know some of them are cute and the dialogue can be funny.


5 posted on 07/03/2013 11:41:42 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Bryanw92

The Western is pretty much dead. The Western genre success was predicated among those fans who read westerns as a child (i.e. a literate society) or saw it on early TV.


6 posted on 07/03/2013 11:44:39 AM PDT by Perdogg (Cruz-Paul 2016)
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To: Perdogg

They never say how may theaters Lone Ranger opened in.


7 posted on 07/03/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by mylife (Ted Cruz understands the law, and he does not fear the unlawful.)
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To: Bryanw92

Amen! I hate that freak and almost every freak character that he ever plays.


8 posted on 07/03/2013 11:45:40 AM PDT by MNDude (Sorry for typos. Probably written on a smartphone, and I have big clumsy fingers.)
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To: Perdogg

After watching the trailer for “Lone Ranger” my thought WTF?
A good story was destroyed by Johny Dep.


9 posted on 07/03/2013 11:46:04 AM PDT by svcw (Stand or die)
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To: Perdogg

>>The Western is pretty much dead.

The western is dead for the same reason that just about every other genre is dead. Hollywood only makes two kinds of movies: ones with plots that imply that something about America (or individualism) is evil, or the “rollercoaster” movies that have no plot and are just 2 hours of special effects, sex, and/or fart jokes. One is boring and irritating. The other is tiring. Very few are worth $35 for tickets and popcorn for the wife and I.


10 posted on 07/03/2013 11:51:36 AM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Perdogg

Depp’s a creep.


11 posted on 07/03/2013 11:55:56 AM PDT by mowowie
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To: Perdogg

The last, good western IMHO, wa Open Range. The best grad finale shoot out I can remember. Robert Duval was exceptional.


12 posted on 07/03/2013 11:55:57 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mylife
They never say how may theaters Lone Ranger opened in.

Playing Now at a Theater Near You! And even some Far Away from you!


13 posted on 07/03/2013 11:56:14 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: Bryanw92

You forgot car crashes.


14 posted on 07/03/2013 11:56:51 AM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Bryanw92

Actually, ALL of the “adult” movie have sex and cussing, and the “child movies have indoctrination and potty humor.

It’s disgusting.


15 posted on 07/03/2013 11:58:05 AM PDT by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: Puppage

>>You forgot car crashes.

Gun fights, car crashes, explosions, superhuman stunts...all special effects.


16 posted on 07/03/2013 12:00:16 PM PDT by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: Bryanw92
I am with ya, man. Have a happy and safe holiday.

Pete

17 posted on 07/03/2013 12:02:20 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: EEGator

Gru is my all-time favorite movie bad-guy. The original “Depsicable Me” movie is one of the sweetest and most positive stories about adoption I have ever seen. (Another is “Meet The Robinsons.”)


18 posted on 07/03/2013 12:06:34 PM PDT by redhead (NO GROUND TO THE DEVIL! Remember BENGHAZI!! Use Weaponized Prayer)
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To: Bryanw92

You’re right, Hollywood is decaying.

They have two products: plot-less, head-ache inducing flash-bangs and formulaic pc fantasies to showcase over-rated artistes.

By the way, have you ever seen the original “Wickerman,” 1973? The final scene is truly chilling.
Those were the days.


19 posted on 07/03/2013 12:08:14 PM PDT by tsomer
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To: Puppage

And boobs. No, I’m not referring to the actors


20 posted on 07/03/2013 12:08:38 PM PDT by ZirconEncrustedTweezers (The average American voter is an idiot. Which is how the Dems want it.)
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To: Perdogg

Hi yo Silver ...

21 posted on 07/03/2013 12:09:34 PM PDT by Malone LaVeigh
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To: ZirconEncrustedTweezers

2 birds on stone, dont cha know!


22 posted on 07/03/2013 12:10:21 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

I’m still trying to find out where Costner got that 9 shot Colt.


23 posted on 07/03/2013 12:11:29 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: redhead

I wound up watching the first one on DVD and really liked it after it got going.


24 posted on 07/03/2013 12:11:56 PM PDT by wally_bert (There are no winners in a game of losers. I'm Tommy Joyce, welcome to the Oriental Lounge.)
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To: Perdogg

I will not be watching the communist Depp movie.


25 posted on 07/03/2013 12:14:57 PM PDT by stockpirate (If conservatives in America were committed to liberty they would Cairo DC!)
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To: Perdogg

MINIONS!


26 posted on 07/03/2013 12:16:24 PM PDT by PrairieDawg (Hey, hey - ho, ho - Chickenpooper's got to go!)
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To: Tijeras_Slim

LOL And here I sit thinking I was the only one who saw that. Well, at least it’s legal here in CT.


27 posted on 07/03/2013 12:17:17 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: Puppage

Bullet counting in westerns is one of my hobbies. The gunfight at the OK corral in Tombstone was a doozy too.


28 posted on 07/03/2013 12:19:23 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Tijeras_Slim

Yeah, I do the same...in ALL movies.


29 posted on 07/03/2013 12:21:07 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: mylife

Two common sense reason to loath anything.


30 posted on 07/03/2013 12:22:41 PM PDT by MaxMax (If you're not pissed off, you're not paying attention)
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To: Perdogg

I’m waiting for a big screen version of “Psycho Dad.”


31 posted on 07/03/2013 12:25:46 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Puppage

Try “Where Eagles Dare” sometime. Clint and Burton must have had stick mags about 13 feet long in those MP40’s.


32 posted on 07/03/2013 12:26:06 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: redhead

The movies really can appeal to persons of all ages. They’re positive and have some humor that isn’t dirty, but only adults get the underlying meaning.


33 posted on 07/03/2013 12:31:50 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: Puppage

http://www.imfdb.org/wiki/Main_Page

The Internet Movie Firearms Database, a very cool site. Occasionally catch a mistake, but not often.


34 posted on 07/03/2013 12:33:52 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Puppage

If you haven’t seen it, “Broken Trail” is great, too. Duvall plays pretty much the same character...an older Gus McCrae. :)


35 posted on 07/03/2013 12:46:58 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Bryanw92

There is nothing worse than the CGI karate fight, 30 feet in the air.


36 posted on 07/03/2013 12:51:46 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: St_Thomas_Aquinas
There is nothing worse than the CGI karate fight, 30 feet in the air.

I think most of those are Wire-Fu, not CGI.

37 posted on 07/03/2013 1:00:00 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Mr. Jeeves

I loved Broken Trail too, but Duvall’s character was too held-back to be Gus McCrae. McCrae would have kicked everybody’s ass on his own.


38 posted on 07/03/2013 1:04:11 PM PDT by Rinnwald
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To: Perdogg
Lets see... Johnny Depp playing a phony indian while channeling the pirate Jack Sparrow with a DEAD BIRD on his head (which screams: "Forget that man in the mask... LOOK AT ME!" every time he is on screen. Talk about upstaging the supposed star of the film.) throughout the whole movie or Gru and his wonderfully charming "Minions" and adopted daughters getting into all kinds of mischief.

Which would you take your family to see?

I'll take Despicable Me 2 for $1,000 Alex.

39 posted on 07/03/2013 1:10:02 PM PDT by Jmouse007 (Lord deliver us from evil, in Jesus name, amen.)
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To: Rinnwald
I think most of those are Wire-Fu, not CGI.

Cheaper thrill, I guess.

40 posted on 07/03/2013 1:24:46 PM PDT by St_Thomas_Aquinas ( Isaiah 22:22, Matthew 16:19, Revelation 3:7)
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To: Perdogg
Note to movie studios: make stuff people want to see! Movie goers didn't want to see a Will Smith Scientology epic and movie goers didn't want to see a creepy Johnny Depp parade around in drag with a dead bird on his head.


41 posted on 07/03/2013 1:27:05 PM PDT by erod (I'm a Chicagoan till Chicago ends...)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

Don’t tell me let me guess, the Indian is the smart one who solves the mystery while the White guy is an idiot.

Pray for America to Wake Up


42 posted on 07/03/2013 1:40:19 PM PDT by bray (Stop tolerating beheading!)
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To: Puppage
I guess it's debatable if "Hatfields & McCoys" is a western but if not a western it's close and it was quite well done. I understand it is entirely factual.

It was made for TV and is a mini-series so it's a good 2 nights' entertainment. Available on Netflix.

43 posted on 07/03/2013 6:23:20 PM PDT by what's up
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To: what's up

That’s a fair point. I enjoyed that, too. Not sure it’s a western, though. Horses and time period notwithstanding.


44 posted on 07/03/2013 6:40:56 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: bray
I saw the movie last night. Actually, the white guy had integrity, justice, and the rule of law. The indidan wanted revenge ... if you want to delve down into the political meaning of everything.

Hey... it was a funny movie. It was really good. It wasn't the Lone Ranger I grew up watching. No doubt. But nothing is going to roll back the hands of time for us.

It was just a fun movie that several of us in our 50's enjoyed.

45 posted on 07/07/2013 4:46:09 AM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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To: Malone LaVeigh

You gotta admit.... the clothes the old Lone Ranger wore looked like something Jack Lalanne would have worn.


46 posted on 07/07/2013 4:48:09 AM PDT by kjam22 (my newest music video:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l7gNI9bWO3s)
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