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'Despicable Me 2' Owns 'Ranger' at Box Office

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"The Lone Ranger" has been taking down bad guys since the 1930's, but this Fourth of July weekend he finally met his match as "Despicable Me 2's" supervillain Gru and his band of fluffy minions destroyed the box office to the tune of $142.1 million according to

That amount reflects a five day debut, with the traditional three day weekend take clocking in at a still impressive $82.5 million. "The Lone Ranger," meanwhile, did a major league faceplant, bringing in $48.9 over the five day frame and only $29.4 over the weekend. That won't even cover Johnny Depp's makeup budget.

For a full look at the weekend top ten, including figures for returning hits "World War Z," "The Heat" and "Monsters University," head to

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