Disney's "Lone Ranger" is opening wide this week with hopes of striking gold, but projections suggest box office glory might be more of a mirage, even while featuring the world's most bankable star.
Although they're considered a quintessential American genre, westerns don't always score big at the box office.
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Some westerns have fared just fine at the box office. But adjusting for inflation, none have broken the $200-million milestone for domestic gross.
Interestingly, "Dances With Wolves," from 1990, still boasts the top unadjusted domestic gross among Westerns with $184 million.
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