TODAY | July 08, 2013
>>> despicable, but left the lone ranger in their dust. the animated movie "despicable me 2" trounced the can competition in the box office opening with $142 million, one of the best showings ever for an animated film . "the lone ranger " cost $250 million to make, but earned less than $50 million in its opening weekend. that is just the latest movie to bomb this summer. joining the channing tatum , jamie foxx thriller, " white house down" and will smith 's "after earth" among hollywood's flops.
>> hard to make money in movies. not an exact science .
>> and steven spielberg and george lucas tell you it's a tough business.