Skip to comments.Disney Analysts Peg 'Lone Ranger' Loss at up to $190 Million, Remain Bullish on Stock
Posted on 07/09/2013 12:28:37 PM PDT by Perdogg
While Wall Street updated its forecasts for the expected write-down on the movie, Disney stock rose, and Credit Suisse's Michael Senno highlighted the conglomerate's "strong setup for the long term."
Wall Street analysts on Monday updated their predictions for the size of an expected write-down for Disney box-office flop The Lone Ranger and discussed the entertainment conglomerate's broader stock outlook.
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Well they de-balled the lone ranger so they get de-balled at the box office....
What gives? I’ve seen more stories about the failure of “Lone Ranger” than I’ve seen People Magazine covers of Jennifer Aniston.
Ever person I have talked to said that the movie should be named “Tonto” because they have made the Lone Ranger the supporting character.
Johnny Depp is dumb. He’s like a dumb puppy that has big teeth that can bite and hurt you, aggressive. My daughter is four, my boy is one. I’d like them to see Johnny Depp as a toy, a broken toy. Investigate him a little, check him out, get this feeling and then get out.
“Well they de-balled the lone ranger so they get de-balled at the box office....”
I read they politically corrected it. That alone would put me off. But the star saying bad things about America had already put me off, so I won’t go to any of his movies. Let him live in France. (I wonder how those new taxes are working out for him.)
They need a sequel——http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2013-07-09/caption-contest-drone-ranger
Who WAS that masked man????
I haven’t seen it, but have heard that Johnny Depp acts like Jack Sparrow in this movie. It’s like they put his Pirates of the Caribbean character in a politically correct updated version of a western, and the results were not good.
Old news. Depp retracted it in person (I saw the live interview many years ago) and he apologized, instead of spinelessly having a PR person read a scripted one. JD also has an affinity for guns as he used them while growing up in Kentucky. And he’s separated from his long-time French mistress so there’s no use being there, aside from taxes and his kids. He’s crazy though..
I asked someone I know who is in the movie what he thought of it during production... He said ‘Don’t invest in this movie.’ After the premier, his response was: ‘I already have my paycheck, don’t care what they do.’
I haven’t seen the movie, but a friend of mine has. Based on his recommendation, I won’t bother.
My friend loves Western movies, and liked the original Lone Ranger TV show. He said this remake is “terrible”.
“Old news. Depp retracted it in person (I saw the live interview many years ago) and he apologized, instead of spinelessly having a PR person read a scripted one.”
I threw my TV away during the OJ trail. I have been to a half dozen movies since, but found them mostly painful where they threw in something that attacked Republicans or conservatives or GWB that was gratuitous and out of character. I’m glad Depp has retracted his previous anti-American statements, but I don’t really care. Hollywood has permanently lost me as a customer. I don’t like getting into the story and then get blindsided by some liberal comment. It turns me off of the entire thing. I read only now. And, if the author goes liberal and it’s not in character or germane to the story...toss.
You don’t tug on Superman’s cape
You don’t spit into the wind
You don’t pull the mask off that old Lone Ranger
And you don’t try to PC a classic.
If I want to watch White America bashing I can watch MSDNC for free.
Pray for America to Wake Up
What a shame. I saw the producer or director on Hannity the other night. He said he is a conservative. So I am surprised to hear it is politically correct. I love the Lone Ranger. At least there will be some cool new LR merchandise out there.
I was at my ex-GF’s place waiting an hour for her to put make-up for our date and out of boredom, turned on the TV and caught Entertainment Tonight which showed his live interview. I have more respect for that instead of having to hire a PR person to send an apology via twitter or facebook but he did it like a man.
“which showed his live interview.”
Too late. I’m not going to ever watch any Hollywood production again...unless my conservative buddies tell me I won’t throw up. But, many of them have also given up TV and movies. (Or, at least cut way back.)
Won't buy it. Won't rent it. Won't watch it. Ever!
I haven’t taken it seriously since I heard the name of the actor who plays the Lone Ranger. Armie Hammer? Seriously?
I don't boycott Hollywood over their biases. Actually, I don't "boycott" them at all. I just seldom go to new movies because they generally suck. I knew I didn't want to see this after seeing the trailer on a ROKU channel. The movie isn't a "western" at all. It's just another CGI-laden super-hero movie that mated with Pirates of the Caribbean.
It's easy for me to say "I'll never watch a movie with Jamie Foxx or Jim Carrey" because I wouldn't want to anyway, regardless of how abhorrent I find those gentlemen.
Named after his Marxist grandfather Armand Hammer.
The problem with this lousy movie is that it wasn’t titled, “Tonto.” Maybe Johnny Depp learned something about reading scripts.
Shows that Hollywood doesn’t make movies to entertain or even to make money. It makes movies to promote the producer’s vision of the world as it should be.
Oh well. Maybe if Disney and Hollyweird stopped dissing Americans both on and off screen, and make a decent wholesome movie, we’d go to one. Can’t tell you how many movies lately start out with blatant sex scenes or some other vile thing.
I personally have not been to a theater in over a year — when I last went, I had my I-phone stolen.
It’s just not fun anymore, either, to try to watch a movie amongst the current crowds of folks that make up the general public. Going to a movie is literally a risk to your life.
I’d so much rather go out to dinner with friends, or my husband ... and just enjoy some peace.
I have not been out to see a movie in about 25-30 years. I can not remember the last movie I went to. Do not think I have missed anything.
I haven’t seen the movie, but I have seen a couple of clips.
That crow on Tonto’s head is enough for me to save my money.
It’s weird I really liked it and my Dad (in his 60’s) did too.
I went into it knowing it would be cheesy and over the top, and basically pirates of the caribbean in the old west.
It wasn’t THAT bad, and I know there are some really bad movies nowadays. I think it got bad word of mouth in the beginning and everyone went with it without actually seeing it.
I also didn’t notice any PC stuff.
A friend of mine has a rule. Never go to movie theater that is near a bus line.
—— It wasnt THAT bad, and I know there are some really bad movies nowadays. I think it got bad word of mouth in the beginning and everyone went with it without actually seeing it. ——
I was surprised when my daughter gave it a similar review. She usually has good judgement regarding movies. She’s a tough critic. So I think your analysis is correct.
“I was at my ex-GFs place waiting an hour for her to put make-up for our date ...”
That’s some EX ya got there dude...and hell, ya could have more than one!
I was in high school back then and her dad was a detective in the local PD. I had to make HER break up with me if u catch my drift..
Hint to Disney, if you want to make a successful Western, don’t dedicate large swathes of the dialogue to dissing Manifest Destiny.
I was last at the movies in 1999, and that was to see a special movie (don't remember the name of it). Don't plan on giving Hollywood another dime in the future, either.
My family and I saw The Lone Ranger and a good time was had by all. The whole theater. Cowboys, Indians, guns, arrows, trains. Fun stuff. Some people will find anything to gripe about.