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'Despicable Me 2' tops box office with $82.5M

A scene from the 2013 film, 'Despicable Me 2.' (Universal)

July 7, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The minions of "Despicable Me 2" ran away with the July 4th box office, leaving the Johnny Depp Western "The Lone Ranger" in the dust.

The Universal animated sequel took in $82.5 million over the weekend and $142.1 million across the five-day holiday window, according to studio estimates Sunday.

Disney's "The Lone Ranger" came in second place with more than $29 million. The trouncing for Disney was especially painful because of the high cost of the Western movie, which reportedly cost at least $225 million to make.

The funny ladies of "The Heat" took third place in their second weekend, bringing in $25 million.

"Monsters University" took the No. 4 spot with $19.6 million.

Brad Pitt's "World War Z" rounded out the top five with more than $18 million.

1. "Despicable Me 2," $82.5 million. ($88.8 million international).

2. "The Lone Ranger," $29.4 million ($24.3 million international).

3. "The Heat," $25 million ($4.7 million international).

4. "Monsters University," $19.6 million ($29.5 million international).

5. "World War Z," $18.2 million ($45.2 million international).

6. "White House Down," $13.5 million ($6.8 million international).

7. "Man of Steel," $11.4 million ($21.3 million international).

8. "Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain," $10.1 million.

9. "This Is the End," $5.8 million ($900,000 international).

10. "Now You See Me," $2.8 million ($8.5 million international).

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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