Despicable Me 2 beat The Lone Ranger to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.
The sequel had one of the best openings ever for an animated film, Box Office Mojo reports, ...

Despicable Me 2 beat The Lone Ranger to claim the No. 1 spot at the box office over the Fourth of July holiday weekend.

The sequel had one of the best openings ever for an animated film, Box Office Mojo reports, earning $82.5 million over the weekend and $142 million total over its five-day opening.

The Lone Ranger, however, opened at No. 2 with an underwhelming $29.4 million for the weekend. The adaptation of the popular TV show, starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, took in just $48.9 million in its first five days of release.

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The Melissa McCarthy/Sandra Bullock comedy The Heat fell to third place in its second week, with $25 million. Last week's No. 1 movie, Monsters University, dropped to fourth place with $19.6 million. Rounding out the top five was Brad Pitt's zombie flick World War Z, which brought in $18.2 million in its third week in theaters.

White House Down came in at No. 6 with $13.5 million, and in seventh place was Man of Steel with $11.4 million.

Also opening this weekend was Kevin Hart's stand-up comedy film, Let Me Explain, which performed well and landed in eighth place with $10.1 million.

At No. 9 was This is the End ($5.8 million) and closing out the Top 10 was Now You See Me ($2.7 million).



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