Why the long face, Mr. Depp?
Perhaps because there’s no question “The Lone Ranger” is a catastrophe.
Produced for close to $250 million, the Johnny Depp-starring update of the old radio and television serial grossed a measly $29.4 million in its first three-day weekend (it took in $48.9 million since its July 3 premiere).
Analysts say Disney consequently could have to take a write-down of about $100 million on the flop.
But “The Lone Ranger” does not ride alone among the...