The Lone Ranger — How to Build the Biggest Flop of All Time | Anatomy Of A Failure

2013 Disney summer blockbuster The Lone Ranger was directed by Gore Verbinski and starred Jack Sparrow himself, Johnny Depp, and they clearly tried to recapture the success they found with Pirates of the Caribbean. Unfortunately, for some reason this time it didn’t work and The Lone Ranger ended up becoming the biggest box office bomb of all time, costing Mickey Mouse over 200 million dollars of lost cash. One of the biggest reasons for this is that they seemed to have forgotten the core qualities you need to keep in mind when making a massive blockbuster meant for all general audiences. In this Anatomy of a Failure, Filmento examines what those qualities are in order to see where The Lone Ranger went wrong. Here’s how to build a box office flop.


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Action Adventure

Contemporary & Revisionist Westerns

Gore Verbinski