the lone ranger flops
It seems 2015 can’t come soon enough for Disney with Star Wars VII a sure bet to bring millions if not billions of dollars for the movie studio.  In the mean time they have to put up with a few flops along the way including The Lone Ranger.

Walt Disney has released its third quarter results, which show that Gore Verbinski’s doomed blockbuster The Lone Ranger, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, has lost the company somewhere between $160 million and $190 million.

Disney failed to pull in the crowds for the $250 million reboot of the classic western, despite heavy spending on a promotional campaign. Still, the company said it earned $1.85 billion in the quarter to the end of June, up from $1.83 billion last year. However, the losses from the Lone Ranger moviewill show up in the next quarterly figures.
The movie, which was panned by critics, made just $29 million in the US and Canada over its first week, a figure that doesn’t get close to the other major releases of the year. Iron Man 3 opened to $174 million, Despicable Me 2 pulled in $83 million, Man of Steel managed $116 million and even The Fast and Furious 6 made $97 million.

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