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"Despicable Me 2" looks to be on track to a five-day opening weekend total well beyond the $110 million predicted even just a few days ago.
On the other hand, Disney's troubled adaptation of "The Lone Ranger," from the core creative team behind the successful "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise, isn't rustling up much of an audience, pulling in an estimated cumulative gross of $9.7 million since its first shows on Tuesday night. The film may struggle to meet even its low $60-million estimate for the five-day weekend.
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The two films that were battling for the top spot at the box office last weekend, "Monsters University" and "The Heat," each brought in around an estimated $5 million on Wednesday.
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