Disney CFO Says 'Lone Ranger' Flop Shows Non-Franchise Movies Need to Cost Less
thewrap.com Walt Disney will be more judicious when it comes to greenlighting the next big budget film that doesn’t feature a member of the Marvel Comics or Star Wars universe. Chief Financial Officer Jay Rasulo said the studio had learned a valuable lesson from the failure of “The Lone Ranger.” The Johnny Depp Western cost a reported $215 million to produce and tens of millions more to market, but only netted $243 million worldwide.
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The Lone Ranger Synopsis and Credits

From producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, the filmmaking team behind the blockbuster “Pirates of the Caribbean” franchise, comes Disney/Jerry Bruckheimer Films’ “The Lone Ranger,” a thrilling adventure infused with action and humor, in which the famed masked hero is brought to life through new eyes. Native American spirit warrior Tonto (Johnny Depp) recounts the untold tales that transformed John Reid (Armie Hammer), a man of the law, into a legend of justice—taking the audience on a runaway train of epic surprises and humorous friction as the two unlikely heroes must learn to work together and fight against greed and corruption.

"The Lone Ranger" stars Armie Hammer, James Frain, Johnny Depp, Ruth Wilson, Tom Wilkinson, and William Fichtner.

Directed by Gore Verbinski.
Written by Justin Haythe, Ted Elliott, and Terry Rossio.
Produced by Jerry Bruckheimer.
Production company/distributor: Walt Disney Studios.

Release Date: July 03, 2013

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