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2013-09-21 11:00
Jerry Bruckheimer
Los Angeles - At least they lasted longer than most celebrity couples.

In a press release e-mailed to The Hollywood Reporter, The Walt Disney Studios have announced that they will not be renewing their 'first look' contract with renowned producer Jerry Bruckheimer in 2014.

Despite rumours circulating that the split is a result of the epic box office bomb of The Lone Ranger - which resulted in about $190m in lost revenue - the e-mail cites that both parties wish to focus on different kind of movie offerings.

"Disney will continue to focus on its branded properties including Disney, Pixar, Marvel and now Lucasfilm, while Bruckheimer is looking to produce more mature films outside the scope of the Disney brand."

Will still work on some projects together

The two parties will still work together on the last installment of Pirates of the Caribbean and another National Treasure sequel, but after that the producer will be looking to rack up another deal, which he doesn't think will take too long. "Our record stands for itself. Ten billion at the box office is not bad," he told Hollywood Reporter.

On the surface, Disney appears to be praising the producer that have raked in billions, especially with the Pirates saga.

"Jerry is one of the most respected and prolific producers working in the motion picture industry, and we have had an incredibly successful collaboration over the past two decades. He is a friend to many of us here at Disney," said the chairman of Disney Studios, Alan Horn.

Jerry Bruckheimer receiving his Hollywood Walk of Fame Star earlier this year:

Jerry Bruckheimer

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