Budget: $215 million
Box office: $260.5 million
Following a 32-year absence from the silver screen, the Lone Ranger finally rode back into cinemas in 2013 and grossed $260.5 million worldwide. Admittedly, that figure does sound rather impressive, but when you factor in added costs of $150 million for marketing and distribution, The Lone Ranger suddenly seems like the kind of film that Disney wishes would ride off into the sunset for good.
Even before Ranger was released, production setbacks caused concern for Disney executives, and the casting of Johnny Depp in a Native American role mired the film in controversy. In theory, it's easy to see why Disney were eager to reunite Depp and director Gore Verbinski following their success with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise. However, this film's failure suggests that the novelty of seeing Depp in one of his many zany roles had worn out for audiences, leading some to question whether this could even be the beginning of the end for his career.
Critics struggled to enjoy The Lone Ranger too, blaming a bland script and drawn-out running time for the film's lack of success. On the plus side, Verbinski's movie did receive two Academy Award nominations for Best Visual Effects and Best Makeup and Hairstyling, although these were outshone by five Golden Raspberry nominations, including a win for Worst Prequel, Remake, Rip-off or Sequel.