Disney's big-budget The Lone Ranger may only earn $50 million at the box-office this weekend after getting crushed by Universal's Despicable Me 2 in the opening few days of the box-office. The Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig voiced family flick is tracking for a $35 million Wednesday, whereas The Lone Ranger should only take around $11 million.

The Lone RangerJohnny Depp [L] and Armie Hammer [R] As Tonto And The Lone Ranger.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Despicable Me 2 will prove to be a huge box office hit over the Fourth of July weekend, with strong reviews and the hugely popular Minions leading the promotional trail. Meanwhile, The Lone Ranger - with Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer - is likely to take around $50 million, meaning it will need to do huge business internationally to recoup its mega budget of $250 million. Director Gore Verbinski and Depp reunited with Pirates of the Caribbean producer Jerry Buckheimer, though the Hollywood A-lister's casting as Tonto appears to have been a misguided move and audiences appear underwhelmed with Hammer as the Ranger. 

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Despicable Me 2 - which has receiving glowing reviews - cost just $75 million to make and has already made $48 million for only seven territories. In the sequel, Carell's evil genius Gru is living a reformed family life with his three children before he is enlisted to capture a new villain who is threatening the future of the planet.

The Lone RangerTonto and The Lone Ranger Look Over The Desert In Gore Verbinski's New Movie

Elsewhere on Tuesday, the stand-up comedy film Kevin Hart: Let Me Explain rolled out for a solid $1.1 million for only 876 theaters. Brad Pitt's World War Z, Monster's University and White House Down, starring Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, will also feature at the box-office this weekend.  

Read Contactmusic.com's Lone Ranger review.