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Box Office: ‘Despicable Me’ Leaves ‘Lone Ranger’ in the Dust

It’s a lonely audience for “Lone Ranger” this Fourth of July weekend.

In a scenario reminiscent of Disney’s “John Carter,” “Ranger” finally broke $10 million on Friday, the highest-grossing day since its Wednesday opening.

The actioner has earned $30.2 million to date, and should close out its five-day bow around $46 million, a long way from its $250 million budget before marketing.

While the Mouse tentpole struggles to hold itself up, Universal and Illumination Entertainment’s “Despicable Me 2” is taking off with $30.2 million from Friday and $89.8 million since its Wednesday bow. Five-day predictions have the toon grossing almost $140 million this frame.

Add to this $94.4 million from 45 international markets, and “Despicable Me 2” has hit a worldwide cume of $184.2 million to date. And unlike “Lone Ranger,” this tremendous gross is relative to a mere $76 million budget.

At 876 locations, Summit’s comedy concert tour docu “Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain” continues strong with $3.7 million Friday, headed for a five-day around $17 million.

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