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Despicable Me 2 from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Studios made mincemeat out of Disney's (DIS)...
Despicable Me 2 from Comcast's (CMCSA) Universal Studios made mincemeat out of Disney's (DIS) The Lone Ranger at the box office, pulling in an impressive $142.1M during the extended July 4th weekend compared to the below-estimates $48.9M for the Johnny Depp film. Though Alan Horn sits as the chairman of Walt Disney Studios, the exec is likely to be spared most of the criticism for the film's poor reception because The Lone Ranger project was inherited from the previous regime. What to watch: Horn will hang his hat on the three Star Wars movies and several Lucasfilm spinoffs on the agenda which could make Disney's big foray (+$250M budget) into westerns just a blip on the radar.