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Despicable Me 2’ routs ‘Lone Ranger’

  • FILE - This film file publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows characters Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig, left, and Gru, voiced by Steve Carell in "Despicable Me 2."  The minions of “Despicable Me 2” ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western “The Lone Ranger” in the dust. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, File)

    FILE - This film file publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows characters Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig, left, and Gru, voiced by Steve Carell in "Despicable Me 2." The minions of “Despicable Me 2” ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western “The Lone Ranger” in the dust. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, File) Purchase photo reprints »

  • In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)

    In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB) Purchase photo reprints »

  • In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)

    In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB) Purchase photo reprints »

  • FILE - This film file publicity image released by Universal Pictures shows characters Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig, left, and Gru, voiced by Steve Carell in "Despicable Me 2."  The minions of “Despicable Me 2” ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western “The Lone Ranger” in the dust. (AP Photo/Universal Pictures, File)
  • In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)
  • In this image provided by the NTSB, investigators examine the wreckage at the scene of the Asiana Airline crash Sunday July 7, 2013. The Asiana flight crashed upon landing Saturday, July 6, at San Francisco International Airport, and two of the 307 passengers aboard were killed. (AP Photo/NTSB)

According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal animated sequel took in $82.5 million over the weekend and $142.1 million across the five-day holiday window. Gore Verbinski’s reimagining of the iconic lawman bombed for the Walt Disney Co., opening with just $29.4 million over the weekend, and a disappointing $48.9 million since Wednesday.

The trouncing for Disney was especially painful because of the high cost of “The Lone Ranger,” which reportedly cost at least $225 million to make.

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