"What is wrong with Disney?" CNN anchor Victor Blackwell asked Saturday morning.

The topic was the disastrous opening of "The Lone Ranger."

And make no mistake: It was a disaster. "The Lone Ranger" earned $48.9 million Wednesday through Sunday. The Johnny Depp Western reportedly cost a whopping $225 million. (The New York Times put the overall costs, including marketing, at $375 million and estimated that "The Lone Ranger" would need to make $800 million worldwide to break even.)

The weekend's box-office winner was Universal's "Despicable Me 2," which earned a dazzling $142.1 million. (The animated comedy cost just $76 million, a bargain compared to "The Lone Ranger.")

Blackwell brought up "John Carter," another notorious Disney flop from last year.

But any notion that Disney had lost its hit-making touch quickly disappeared last year when the studio released "Marvel's The Avengers," its biggest box-office hit ever and the third highest-grossing film of all time.

If we're going to talk flops, we need to talk hits, too. 

So don't weep for Disney.

The studio will continue to draw on Marvel superheroes to fill the multiplex. "Iron Man 3" was a big hit this year.

Disney-owned ABC is sending in Clark Gregg from "The Avengers" to pump up the fall lineup in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D."

This weekend, Disney was in competition with itself. "The Lone Ranger" couldn't upstage the gripping offerings on Disney-owned ESPN: the Wimbledon women's final and the Wimbledon men's final, with Andy Murray's thrilling victory for Britain.

Disney has strength elsewhere. Other cable channels, such as Disney Channel and ABC Family, continue to reach young viewers. The theme parks sizzled for Disney in the second fiscal quarter.

But "The Lone Ranger" is an embarrassment, and you can forget the Johnny Depp Tonto doll. Disney probably should have passed on the Western, but it came from the team behind the lucrative "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise.

Yet even that team is unlikely to overcome a $225 million -- or $375 million -- hurdle. So "The Lone Ranger" bruised Disney. The question "Who is that masked man?" just didn't matter to many moviegoers. Big, thriving Disney needs to ask questions that matter.