L.A. Times, July 7: "Despicable Me 2 rules box office as Lone Ranger flops"
"With Despicable Me 2 dominating the Fourth of July box office, it was no holiday for The Lone Ranger.
The animated 3-D film had a lot to celebrate over the long Independence Day weekend as it took in an explosive $142.1 million between its debut on 7 p.m. Tuesday and Sunday evening, according to an estimate from distributor Universal Pictures. During that same period, the western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer mustered up an embarrassing $48.9 million.
Such a weak opening puts "The Lone Ranger" on a pace to become one of the biggest big-budget bombs at the summer box office."