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It’s hard to feel bad for Disney. They own Marvel Studios, with “Iron Man 3” becoming one of the top grossing films of all time. They own Pixar and “Monsters University” earned more than $400 million worldwide so far. Sam Raimi’s “Oz the Great and Powerful” earned nearly $500 million worldwide. And yet for all its success, the last two years it’s now home to two of the biggest bombs in recent memory. Last year, it was of course “John Carter”. From Pixar darling Andrew Stanton and starring Taylor Kitsch, the film lost $200 million. First, the good news for Disney. “The Lone Ranger” starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp, isn’t expected to lose that much. The bad news? It could cost the studio $150 million if current box office projections hold. Makes you wonder if Disney will sever ties with Jerry Bruckheimer. He did bring the studio “Pirates of the Caribbean”, but also “The Sorcerer’s Apprentice” and “Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

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Universal’s “Despicable Me 2” featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Kristen Wiig, Benjamin Bratt and more, opened to $142 million over its first five days. That’s just higher than Disney/Pixar’s “Toy Story 3”. Though it will see a stiff drop because of the holiday weekend being over, this film should get to $350 million and make a push for $400 million. Meanwhile, “The Lone Ranger” starring Armie Hammer and Johnny Depp struggled to $48.9 million over its first five days. That’s better than “Cowboys and Aliens”, but it failed to find the audience Disney was looking for. And with a budget of more than $200 million, this one doesn’t look good.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

On its first day of release, “Despicable Me 2” exceeded expectations, earning a little over $34 million its opening day. Featuring the voices of Steve Carell, Benjamin Bratt, Kristen Wiig and more, that puts the film on pace for a huge opening this weekend. Meanwhile, Disney’s “The Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer will be another disappointment, earning a little less than $10 million. This won’t be “Battleship” or “John Carter” bad but this one is bombing badly.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

 

Two big movies are hitting theaters tomorrow. One a sure-fire family hit, the other a big budget western blockbuster. How well will they do?

“Monsters University” may have taken the top spot the past two weekends, but this is the first summer in a long while that another studio is going to smash them for the top spot in terms of animated films. Universal’s “Despicable Me 2” sees Steve Carell return to voice Gru and the minions are back in full force. The first film earned more than $250 million. And with no major animated films coming out (sorry “Turbo) this is going to at least exceed that by a little bit. Expect a monstrous first week.

Opening week: $110-120 million.

Armie Hamer and Johnny Depp star in “The Lone Ranger”, the big budget film that reunites Depp with “Pirates of the Caribbean” director Gore Verbinski. Disney’s playing up that angle a lot, but it has a lot going against it. First, the last Western film to open over the July 4 holiday? “Wild Wild West”. And while “True Grit” was very successful, earning $171 million domestically, that was an Oscar contender and had Jeff Bridges. The last summer Western films have been utter failures with “Cowboys and Aliens” and “Jonah Hex”. With a lot of competition for the young male crowd, this film won’t reach the heights Disney was hoping. In fact, it likely won’t earn as much as”True Grit” after it’s all said and done.

Opening week: $70-80 million

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

 

 

 

Armie Hammer is…Ant-Man?

Well…if you believe Armie Hammer himself, the answer is no. But rumors are flying after he was spotted on the set of “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”. Rumors then started that he had visited the set with Edgar Wright (“Scott Pilgrim vs. The World”), who is of course directing the Marvel film. But Hammer denied even knowing who Wright was and said he visited the set to see a friend. Sounds…suspicious. Anyway, the other big rumor was that Nathan Fillion was up for the role, though he’s repeatedly denied that. If it was one of these two actors, who would you prefer? Hammer can next be seen in “The Lone Ranger” with Johnny Depp.

Lukas Egegn can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Here’s the newest trailer for “The Lone Ranger”!

From Gore Verbinski (“Pirates of the Caribbean”), the film stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, William Fichtner, Tom Wilkinson and more. \

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Here’s the second trailer for “The Lone Ranger” starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer.

From director Gore Verbinski, the film also stars Helena Bonham Carter, Tom Wilkinson and more.

I like this trailer a lot more than the first one. But I’m still for some reason not as excited as a lot of people for this one.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Johnny Depp as Don Quixote?

Disney appears to be letting Johnny Depp do whatever the heck he wants, not surprising since the “Pirates of the Caribbean” movies bring in big bucks for the company. Depp will be in “The Lone Ranger” with Armie Hammer. Now reports are he’s working on a modern reimagining of Don Quixote. Steve Pink, who is probably best known for directing “Hot Tub Time Machine” will helm the project.

Another interesting aspect is that at one time, Depp was said to be working with Terry Gillam in bringing his vision to the big screen for the character. Maybe we’ll see that here?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Well, the one thing we know about WB’s upcoming “Justice League” movie is that we know nothing at all. Now that Christopher Nolan has said no, we’ve heard everything from Zack Snyder’s “Man of Steel” starting to set up a shared universe to Ben Affleck on board to direct (he’s not) to having two sets of Superman and Batman actors, one for the JL movie and one for the individual films to Joseph Gordon-Levitt taking over the mantle (maybe). The list of directors reportedly includes the Wachowskis (I hope that one is true). But, here’s another one for you. Armie Hammer is reportedly under consideration to play Batman/Bruce Wayne in the JL movie. This isn’t the first time his name was brought out. He was supposed to star in a JL movie as Batman when George Miller was attached. Since then, Hammer’s had a breakout role in “The Social Network” and is starring along side Johnny Depp in “The Lone Ranger”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

“The Lone Ranger” trailer

Disney has since blocked the Youtube version of this, so I am posting a link to “The Lone Ranger” trailer. You can watch it here.

The film is directed by Gore Verbinski and stars Johnny Depp, Armie Hammer, Tom Wilkinson, William Fichtner and more.

The trailer looks pretty decent. Actually, surprisingly good given its troubles getting the budget down among other reported issues during production.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.