The second-guessing has been as ubiquitous as "Despicable Me 2's" minions as Hollywood looks back to one of the most underperforming/disappointing/insert-euphemism-here movies of the year.
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So where does all this leave those involved? With the movie grossing just $48.9 million over the five-day holiday weekend, we took a look at six people or entities associated with it, and handicap both what they’ll do next and the gradient of the hill ahead.
Disney. The good news is the studio has been raking in the coin this year with films such as “
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Armie Hammer. Though the man who gave us the Winklevi twins in "The Social Network" had a leading role in “Lone Ranger,” he’s probably affected least by its failure, since no one expected him to carry it in the first place. Still, whether he’ll book another top-line part in a studio film any time soon now remains to be seen. Hammer has no go movie either, with his “Man From U.N.C.L.E” reboot in doubt with the recent exit of
Reboots. Yeah, they’re not going away any time soon. But with the latest example of a genre film based on a property young really people don’t know (see also: “John Carter”) they may slow down just a bit.
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Johnny Depp. Johnny Johnny Johnny; Johnny Johnny Johnny Whoops. One of Hollywood’s most interesting actors — and for years its most bankable star — is now officially on a cold streak, with the gloomy results of his “Dark Shadows” last year and now his Tonto turn in '13. But those expecting a ride into the sunset, even temporarily, might be surprised: Depp will be seen in three movies over the next 30 months, first early next year in
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