Universal Pictures’ “Despicable Me 2” set box-office records in its debut over the July 4 holiday weekend, while Walt Disney Co.’s “The Lone Ranger” bombed, failing to match even last year’s megaflop “John Carter.”
It looks like a scene from a classic Western: A taciturn gunslinger drifts into town and gets into a bar fight. He’s arrested by the sheriff and is about to be taken away when a cattle baron shows up, accuses him of theft and threatens to take the law into his own hands.
Given its unfortunate title, you might think “ Dinner for Schmucks ” is a gross-out comedy. In fact, it’s a sophisticated, clever adaptation of a French film featuring a cute collection of stuffed mice, a blind fencer and a bird that eats out of a man’s mouth.