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'Despicable Me 2' crushes 'Lone Ranger' at holiday box office

Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig, left, and Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, are seen  in "Despicable Me 2,"  which dominated the holiday weekend movie box office.
Lucy, voiced by Kristen Wiig, left, and Gru, voiced by Steve Carell, are seen in "Despicable Me 2," which dominated the holiday weekend movie box office.
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The minions of “Despicable Me 2” ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western “The Lone Ranger” in the dust. According to studio estimates Sunday, the Universal animated sequel took in $82.5 million over the weekend and $142.1 million across the five-day holiday window. Gore Verbinski’s reimagining of the iconic lawman bombed for the Walt Disney Co., opening with just $29.4 million over the weekend, and a disappointing $48.9 million ...


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