Universal Picturesâ€™ â€œDespicable Me 2â€ grossed over $82.5 million over the weekend. Its total box office receipts were over $142 million since Tuesday night. The sequel earned far more than the 2010â€™s original film with $56.4 million opening weekend.
People just loved those minions.
On the flip side, the over budget $200 million action western â€œThe Lone Rangerâ€ couldnâ€™t find that silver bullet at the theaters.
Although it placed second with a little over $29 million this past weekend and $48 million since Tuesday night, it was way under the $60-$70 million projection range from industry experts.
And many news outlets compared this Disney disaster to be on equal footing or worse than last yearâ€™s â€œJohn Carter.â€ Yeah, remember that movie?
Unless Johnny Deppâ€™s star power is going to boost overseas box office, â€œThe Lone Rangerâ€ is definitely another tax write off.
â€œThe Heatâ€ dropped to third place with $25 million over the weekend, a decrease of 36.1 percent. Last weekâ€™s number one â€œMonsters Universityâ€ fell to fourth place with $19.59 million, a drop of 57 percent. And finally in fifth place, â€œWorld War Zâ€ earned another $18.2 million, a decrease of 38.9 percent.
One more note: “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” opened in eighth with $10.1 million on 876 screens. That’s a good draw for Lionsgate as they already approved another Kevin Hart film in the future.
Hereâ€™s the Box Office Chart below:
|1.||Despicable Me 2||$82.5 million|
|2.||The Lone Ranger||$29.4 million|
|3.||The Heat||$25 million|
|4.||Monsters University||$19.6 million|
|5.||World War Z||$18.2 million|
|6.||White House Down||$13.5 million|
|7.||Man of Steel||$11.4 million|
|8.||Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain||$10.1 million|
|9.||This is the End||$5.8 million|
|10.||Now You See Me||$2.77 million|
SOURCE: Box Office Mojo