The minions rule

2013-07-06 18:41
Los Angeles -The minions have overtaken The Lone Ranger.

Studio estimates on 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.

Despicable Me 2 earned $59.5m so far, while The Lone Ranger took in $19.5m in ticket sales.

Moviegoers opted for the minions over the masked man by more than 2 to 1 on Independence Day. The family film dominated with $24.5m on Thursday, compared with Ranger's $9.86m.

Poor reviews for The Lone Ranger may have translated to sluggish ticket sales.

Chicago Sun-Times critic Richard Roeper called the $250m Western "slick trash".


  • Leon Von Solms - 2013-07-06 18:56

    Even aduots enjoy it.

  • Linda Nel - 2013-07-06 21:27

    Watched it this morning. My 2 kids loved it! (My husband and I also)

  • Andrea Tomasicchio - 2013-07-07 08:42

    My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed it!

  • Revelgen - 2013-07-08 10:04

    Despic Me is a great movie, something for everyone at every level from tots to adults. Barry Ronge gave it only 3 stars, but this simply proves yet again that film critics generally live in their own (dark) world. We all want to see it again.

  • Phumla Veronica Jack - 2013-07-08 11:26

    went 2 c it with my daughter and friend and her son....we were laughing and there were few couples who enjoyed themselves also.....the minions sure can make ur day

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