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Box Office: "Despicable Me 2" Crushes "The Lone Ranger"



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    The minions from Despicable Me 2.

    Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer were just no match for the minions.

    "Despicable Me 2" rocked this weekend's box office, pushing way past the "Lone Ranger's" gross with $82.5 million for the No. 1 spot.

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    Universal Pictures' animated flick netted the production company its biggest five-day gross ever with a whopping $142.1 million, according to Forbes.

    Meanwhile, the "Lone Ranger" landed in second, falling short of analysts' expectations with $29.4 million in its debut ($48.9 million total during the same period). This was a big disappointment for Disney, with the adventure flick costing the studio about $225 million to make.

    Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's comedy "The Heat" followed with $25 million, along with "Monsters University" with $19.6 million and "World War Z" at $18.2 million.

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    Also worth mentioning is Kevin Hart's stand up comedy film "Let Me Explain," which raked in $10.1 million in its debut. The film could be on its way to become one of the highest grossing stand-up comedy films of all time.

    It had the second highest opening for a film in its genre behind "The Original Kings of Comedy" (which opened with $11.1 million), and currently sits at No. 5 for the highest-grossing stand-up comedy films ever.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

    1. "Despicable Me 2," $82.5 million

    2. "The Lone Ranger," $29.4 million

    3. "The Heat," $25 million

    4. "Monsters University," $19.6 million

    5. "World War Z," $18.2 million

    6. "White House Down," $13.5 million

    7. "Man of Steel," $11.4 million

    8. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," $10.1 million

    9. "This is the End," $5.8 million

    10 Now You See Me, $2.8 million

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