Box office update: 'Despicable Me 2' crushes 'Lone Ranger'

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  1. crazy4wdw

    crazy4wdw DIS Veteran

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    Not good news for the Disney Studios:

     
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  3. NHDisneyFan

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    $225 million for these terrible reviews? Wow. Do Depp movies, outside of POTC, make money?
     
  4. Spacedog1975

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    I think Lone Ranger was part of the deal to get him on board with more Pirates films. At least that's what I remember hearing. I do wonder what else is part of that deal.
     
  5. bayla89

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    I went to opening night with my friends, and it was so full they were showing the previews early! And I heard some kids walking out and they said "this is SO better then monsters university!" And I was like, "EXUSE ME " Lol, sorry, now I'm staring to ramble off :)
     
  6. WDWsweetsixteengirl

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    I saw a showing tuesday night and I thought the movie was fantastic! I absolutely loved it and I can't understand why it's getting so many bad reviews.:sad:
     
  7. Yellowstonetim

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    Actually the reviews are mixed, not all bad, and the rating from movie goers is very good.

    While it will get "killed" by DM2, that doesn't matter in the long run. It is yet expected to have a decent opening for a western and may have a good long run. No it is not going to be another POTC, but it may yet do very well and spawn a sequel. Wednesday's data is too soon to tell.
     
  8. Suger Mag

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    Apples to Oranges argument as they are two very different movies... DM2 is a classic little kid movie with adult appeal, safe to take all ages from the 3 year old to the 47 year old. Lone Ranger is NOT a little kids movie, has more subtle and complex plot nuances... and lots of ultra violence. Except for money earned, there is not much to compare the two by IMHO.
     
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    Seriously.... Who doesn't enjoy a little milk before their Ultra Violence?

    ;)
     
  10. wiigirl

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    Me neither! :confused3
     
  11. anthony2k7

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    Forget lone ranger, disney should be more concerned about how Monsters University does overall against despicable me 2.

    MU isnt out here in the UK yet, but I have a feeling after seeing DM2, MU wont be the best kids film of the year I've seen.
     
  12. Spacedog1975

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    If it were me, I'd care less about what MU does against DM2 and more about what it does in relation to it's own budget, MI, Pixar films in general, etc.
     
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    I expect that the Lone Ranger will end up doing okay, but its budget is a huge crutch. If the reviews and word of mouth are mixed, then it's not going to have staying power (see Man of Steel) and will struggle to make a profit. I expect it will do well overseas and probably not hurt Disney's bottom line, but it's not going to be the POTC-like success they wanted. I'm not that interested in it.
     
  14. Suger Mag

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    Milk + :thumbsup2
     
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    Despicable Me 2 was pretty much amazing. I loved it, and commented afterwards that those two movies are pretty much the only non Disney animated films I love. We saw monsters university and I super loved it too. I think it will do very well. The Lone Ranger has a totally different base of fans I think. I personally don't feel like I have to see it in the theater, but will probably rent it at some point. I don't think Lone Ranger can really be compared to Despicable Me.
     
  16. Echo7Solo

    Echo7Solo Earning My Ears

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    The Lone Ranger was every bit as fun as POTC. It was a blast and my kids (9 and 5 both girls) loved every second of it.
     
  17. TheRustyScupper

    TheRustyScupper Just once, I want to see a liar's pants on fire.

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    1) We enjoyed it.
    2) Especially "The Minions".
    3) I am sure it will make a lots of bucks.
     
  18. tidefan

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    I'll be the dissenter here. While I enjoyed DM2, I did not think it was as good as DM1. Also, I did not think that MU was as good as MI either, but I thought that the story holds its own better in MU than in DM2.

    That said, DD9 thought that both of them were great and I am sure that they both will make a great deal of $$. I do not have the same faith in either 'Planes' or 'Turbo'...
     
  19. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    I don't think it helps at all that Armie Hammer isn't a household name. I had to look him up to see what else he had acted in. And nope, still don't know who he is. I've seen exactly 0 of the projects he has been in.

    They are trying to sell this movie on Johnny Depp's appeal. And that may be a hard sell when he doesn't look like Johnny Depp.
     
  20. Random Ninja

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    I didn't even realize DM2 was out until the 5th. I went to the first showing of Lone Ranger and am already planning a girls night to watch LR. They had DM2 playing in the next theatre and I thought it was a special showing of DM1 because I had no clue the new one was out. DM2 has no interest to me and I haven't even seen all of DM1 yet. LR is not a kids movie and I can't figure why people keep comparing these two movies as they have a different target audience.
     
  21. twebber55

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    I guess because its disney vs universal
    But i agree two different demographics
     

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