Disney’s The Lone Ranger looks set to be one of the biggest flops of the summer blockbuster season, with experts predicting it could lose the studio as much as £124m.
The movie – which stars Armie Hammer as the title character and Johnny Depp as his sidekick Tonto – came complete with a hefty price tag, costing around £139m to make.
But since its release in the US on July 4 it has failed to even crack the £60m mark, so far making around £55.5m at the North American box office and £114m worldwide.
And while those figures may ultimately allow the film to recoup its budget – given that it has yet to open in a number of countries including the UK – reported marketing costs of around £113m on top of the original budget have left it struggling to make a profit.
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