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Weekend Box Office: Minions vs. Cowboys and Indians (‘Despicable Me 2’ vs ‘The Lone Ranger’)

July 8, 2013 /  by  
 

Despicable Me 2 PosterThis holiday weekend’s box office was nothing but red, white and… Gru. Despicable Me 2, which opened Wednesday against Disney’s $250 million dollar The Lone Ranger, brought in an estimated $82.5 million dollars according to Box Office Mojo. The competition, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, brought in a disappointing $29.4 million during the same 3-day period.

Read our review of The Lone Ranger here.

The minions are ruling the world, or at least the worldwide box office, as Despicable Me 2 has made $142 million domestic and $151.1 million overseas ($293.1 worldwide). The Lone Ranger has brought in around $48.9 million domestic and $24.3 million overseas ($73.2 million worldwide). It is yet to be determined whether or not the film will have much success in foreign markets, but it is going to take a lot of tickets to get it into the black.

Here are the top 10 box office returns from July 5 – 7. For a complete listing, visit Box Office Mojo.

TW LW Title (click to view) Studio Weekend Gross Total Gross Budget* Week #
1 N Despicable Me 2 Uni. $82,518,000 $142,076,000 $76 1
2 N The Lone Ranger BV $29,432,000 $48,936,000 $215 1
3 2 The Heat Fox $25,000,000 $86,398,000 $43 2
4 1 Monsters University BV $19,590,000 $216,127,000 3
5 3 World War Z Par. $18,200,000 $158,758,000 $190 3
6 4 White House Down Sony $13,500,000 $50,478,000 $150 2
7 5 Man of Steel WB $11,415,000 $271,206,000 $225 4
8 N Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain LG/S $10,100,000 $17,460,000 1
9 6 This is the End Sony $5,800,000 $85,554,000 $32 4
10 7 Now You See Me LG/S $2,770,000 $110,415,000 $75 6