Box Office: "Despicable Me 2" Crushes "The Lone Ranger"

By Brandi Fowler
|  Monday, Jul 8, 2013  |  Updated 10:08 AM EDT
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"Despicable Me 2" Crushes "The Lone Ranger"

The minions from Despicable Me 2.

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Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer were just no match for the minions.

"Despicable Me 2" rocked this weekend's box office, pushing way past the "Lone Ranger's" gross with $82.5 million for the No. 1 spot.

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Universal Pictures' animated flick netted the production company its biggest five-day gross ever with a whopping $142.1 million, according to Forbes.

Meanwhile, the "Lone Ranger" landed in second, falling short of analysts' expectations with $29.4 million in its debut ($48.9 million total during the same period). This was a big disappointment for Disney, with the adventure flick costing the studio about $225 million to make.

Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy's comedy "The Heat" followed with $25 million, along with "Monsters University" with $19.6 million and "World War Z" at $18.2 million.

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Also worth mentioning is Kevin Hart's stand up comedy film "Let Me Explain," which raked in $10.1 million in its debut. The film could be on its way to become one of the highest grossing stand-up comedy films of all time.

It had the second highest opening for a film in its genre behind "The Original Kings of Comedy" (which opened with $11.1 million), and currently sits at No. 5 for the highest-grossing stand-up comedy films ever.

Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday studio estimates and stats as compiled per Box Office Mojo:

1. "Despicable Me 2," $82.5 million

2. "The Lone Ranger," $29.4 million

3. "The Heat," $25 million

4. "Monsters University," $19.6 million

5. "World War Z," $18.2 million

6. "White House Down," $13.5 million

7. "Man of Steel," $11.4 million

8. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," $10.1 million

9. "This is the End," $5.8 million

10 Now You See Me, $2.8 million

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