terrible reviews, bad box-office buzz, and a good deal of expectation that the movie will become Depp's third straight big-budget flop.Johnny Depp's new artificial-intelligence thriller "Transcendence" has arrived in theaters with
It's been nearly three years since a Depp movie made at least $100 million domestically. Since then, he's starred in "The Rum Diary" ($45 million budget; $13 million domestic gross), and, more infamously, "Dark Shadows" ($150 million budget; $80 million domestic gross), and "The Lone Ranger" ($215 million budget; $89 million domestic gross).
In Thursday-night previews, the $100 million "Transcendence" took in less than $1 million. By Sunday, it's projected to hit — maybe — $20 million. Anything under that number, BoxOfficeMojo's Ray Subers tweeted this week, would be "disastrous."
Disastrous for the movie, that is, but not for Depp.
Public relations exec Ronn Torossian, CEO of the New York-based 5W Public Relations, said he doesn't see Depp wanting to, orRead More »from Why Johnny Depp Doesn't Need to Reboot His Career (Even If 'Transcendence' Bombs)