These 4 Charts Show How Badly 'The Lone Ranger' Bombed At theatres

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“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?

The Western cost an estimated $225 million to $250 million to produce. 

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.”

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(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.

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“Wild Wild West” was one of the costliest films ever made at an estimated $170 million back in ’99.

Universal’s poorly reviewedCowboys & Aliens” had a better opening weekend than it.

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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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With any luck, Depp’s worldwide appeal may help the film pick up some slack at the foreign box office. So far, the film has earned just $23 million overseas.

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