LOS ANGELES (AP) — The minions have overtaken “The Lone Ranger.”
Studio estimates Friday show “Despicable Me 2” is trampling the Johnny Depp Western at the holiday box office. The animated Universal sequel has collected three times more than the Disney cowboy caper since both films debuted Wednesday.READ MORE: LA's Small Businesses Can Apply For $5,000 Comeback Checks Grant Program Starting Today
“Despicable Me 2” earned $59.5 million so far, while “The Lone Ranger” took in $19.5 million in ticket sales.READ MORE: Authorities Investigating Murder On Alix Avenue In Unincorporated LA
Moviegoers opted for the minions over the masked man by more than 2 to 1 on Independence Day. The family film dominated with $24.5 million Thursday, compared with Ranger’s $9.86 million.
Poor reviews for “The Lone Ranger” may have translated to sluggish ticket sales. Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper called the $250 million Western “slick trash.”MORE NEWS: Tournament Of Roses To Name 2022 Rose Queen
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