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America Loves Freedom and Those Little Yellow CGI Jerks

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Your Fourth of July weekend box office:

1. Despicable Me - $82.5 million, a proud, patriotic showing of America's freedom to choose between whichever celebrity-voiced CGI creature or makeup-slathered Johnny Depp we're presented with at any given time.

2. The Lone Ranger - $29.4 million--Depp's worst debut ever for a film where he wears a bird as a hat.

3. The Heat - $25 million. Fun fact: originally producers wanted the film to be led by Jenny McCarthy and Jim J. Bullock.

4. Monsters University - $19.6 million, dropping three spots as audiences begin to finally feel the shame of the Monster frats' grotesquely sexual hazing rituals.

5. World War Z - $18.2 million, bolstered by that being the next available showing and god is it hot out. Let's just see that.

Weekend Box Office Results [Box Office Mojo]

  • July 1, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Monsters University - $46.2 million, still dominating in its second weekend. I just hope parents are remembering to remind children that it's just a movie, and that the true "Monsters University" remains Hitler Community College. 2. The Heat - $40 ... / Continue →
  • June 17, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. Man of Steel - $113.1 million, with Superman setting a new June record with a four-day opening total over $125 million. He did it.* 2. This Is the End - $20.5 million. The much larger opening for Grown Ups would seem to indicate audiences prefer th... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2013
    Your weekend box office: 1. The Purge - $36.4 million, this weekend being the one time a year when America purges itself of its need to see another threat to Ethan Hawke's family. 2. Fast & Furious 6 - $19.8 million, continuing the trend where someone makes another Fast & Fur... / Continue →
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