Johnny Depp got spanked by a bunch of yellow minions of Steve Carell over the long holiday. Despicable Me 2 took out The Lone Ranger! "Despicable" set records while Tonto may be Depp's biggest bomb of his career. Despicable Me 2 hauled in $142 million, the highest five-day debut of an animated film ever. Meanwhile, The Lone Ranger made only about $49 million since opening Wed., a big drop from it's cost of $225 mil. to produce. Here's the numbers at the box office over the holiday weekend:
1) Despicable Me 2 $82.5 million
2) The Lone Ranger $29.4 mil
3) The Heat (Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy) $25 mil
4) Monsters University $19.6 mil
5) World War Z (Brad Pitt) $18.2 mil
By the way, I took in Seth Rogen's "This Is The End" Fri. night and it was a blast! It has gross moments but is filled with 2 hours of hilarious entertainment as the stars (Rogen, James Franco, Jonah Hill, Craig Robinson, Danny McBride, Rihanna, Channing Tatum and more) all play themselves in a unique flick that mocks Hollywood and keeps you on the edge of insanity. If you need a good laugh to transition back into the work week, I highly recommend it!