“The Lone Ranger” bombed at the box office this weekend.
The film earned $29.4 million over the three-day weekend and $48.6 million over the entire holiday.
Just how poor are those numbers?
Initial estimates had the film earning between $60-$70 million at the end of the Independence Day weekend.
Here’s another way put Johnny Depp’s latest box-office dud into perspective.
In its first three-day weekend it performed worse than Disney’s big box-office flop “John Carter.”
(The film’s five-day performance did do better than “John Carter” — $48.9 million vs. $35.5 million.)
It barely performed better than Will Smith’s “Wild Wild West” — a Warner Bros. Western that debuted in 1999.
“Wild Wild West” was one of the costliest films ever made at an estimated $170 million back in ’99.
2011’s “Cowboys & Aliens” cost an estimated $163 million to produce.
And the final nail in the coffin:
Johnny Depp’s last box-office dud, “Dark Shadows” earned slightly more than the film opening weekend.
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