Skip to comments.Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $4.8Mil Friday...
Posted on 04/19/2014 10:15:38 PM PDT by Perdogg
Johnny Depps Transcendence bombed last night as expected, taking in just $4.8 million. That means the $150 million movie will likely take in around $12 million for the weekend.
This is Depps second major flop at the box office, following the catastrophic Lone Ranger. And now this poses an important question: can Depp open a movie that isnt Pirates of the Caribbean? The answer is No. Hes made zillions from the Disney adventure movies.
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Yikes, that is a true bomb.
That's a bit harsh. He may have gotten himself typecast by the pirate movies, but previously he has done a lot of good films and roles.
This got bad reviews, but I won't pin it on Depp. At least he is moving away from the pirate roles now, and the quirky Tim Burton style roles and doing something different.
I saw that trailer for this one. Interesting subject matter, but I guess you can only do Lawnmower Man so many times.
Depp was one of my favorite actors in the 80s and 90s. His work in stuff like What’s Eating Gilbert Grape?, Benny and Joon, Ed Wood, etc. was superb. He’s still a very talented actor, but I think his super-stardom from those silly Pirates movies has been a two-edged sword.
I also never thought I’d say this, but maybe it’s time for Depp and Burton to part ways. Sweeney Todd was pretty good, but most of the stuff they’ve done together in the last decade or so has been a disappointment - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, especially.
For now, anyway.
Maybe he was just intrigued by the role/story.
Like Battlefield Earth, Travolta has enough cash that he could make his "dream project".
Didn't work out so hot.
In fact, Travolta has kind of fallen off the radar again.
If Depp continues making high budget stinkers, he won't KEEP his riches, though.
guess I’m not the only one who doesn’t want to see this goofball
Apparently "Dark Shadows" didn't have a budget big enough for it to also be considered a "major" flop.
FWIW, if you liked the trailer but the reviews have put you off, may I recommend "Colossus: The Forbin Project". It's from 1970 so it might be hard to find on Netflix, amazon, etc. But I myself put it in the same group as Soylent Green, Rollover, and Silent Running, to name a few, as one that will really shock you with a grim ending.
I watched the preview before the Captain America feature. I was not impressed, and so I’m not surprised by the flop. Although, Depp’s a very good actor.
It may have something to do with the films “message”. I believe Pinkerton nailed it down well. Read here:
He sure can. He’s done some good work. One of my favorites is Nick of Time. Very 24esque-type thriller. I heard Travolta say that it takes more time to keep current on his pilot ratings than making movies.
Loved Colossus: The Forbin Project. Used to be on Youtube, but can’t find it now.
Well, so what! He will have successes and failures but the overall product is that he is a liberal idiot! Will I watch his films, maybe if they are really good but those films that are on the boundary, no...he can take the loss.
I actually liked the Lone Ranger film - I thought it was a great comedy but when reading about it, it made no mention of it being a comedy...what’s up with that?
It sounds like just a Matrix prequel
Battlefield Earth would have been better as a 8-10 hour miniseries.
That is a LOT of pages to try to squeeze in to single movie, and they left out a lot of the character development.
Oh, pshaw! Doesn’t the final verdict on the Depp oeuvre really belong to the French who are so much more civilized and sophisticated than are we Americans?
Dark Sadows cost over 100 million and was considered a big flop
This article has more than one inaccuracy. “Finding Neverland” was a box office disappointment, although it got good reviews.
It's simply a boring exploration of a standard left-wing trope, and if that wasn't enough to turn you off, it features noted commies like Jane Fonda, Kris Kristofferson and Hume Cronyn. It's NOT a classic.
It’s crap. The only reason the book sold more than about 10 copies was that The “Church” of Scientology made a concerted effort to force its members to buy 500,000 pity copies. It’s nothing but the pulp dreck that L. Ron Hubbard wrote at the start of his career; it would have been readable as standard 1930’s space shoot ‘em up, but when it was published in 1982 it was an embarrassment. It died the death it deserved.
Ten bucks. Easily worth it.
Less Bad News: He's rich, and this is his girlfriend.
Agree with you, 100%! I hate to admit this to too many people, but ED WOOD is my second favorite movie. Brilliant with a huge heart, about friendship.
Once Depp came under the influence of that Tim Burton freak it was all over.
Do people really NOT go to a movie because of the actor? I’m not convinced. I go to see the movie, often surprised at who the actors are. (My biggest surprise last year was Jack Reacher...played by pussy Tom Cruise instead of a real man). Guess I should pay more attention.
Pull the string!!
I liked that one and I'm not even much of fan western genre.
“Once Depp came under the influence of that Tim Burton freak it was all over.”
Yep, never been a fan of his style, it’s always dark, morbid and gothic.
FWIW, I saw the movie and liked it a lot. It sounds like the usual machine-takes-over-man theme, and that is the storyline. But it’s nicely updated to be a plausible outcome of the trends we face. It doesn’t have unnecessary car chases, violence, sex etc. It tells a classical SF story, with very good cinema qualities, and does it well.
I think “Donnie Brasco” was a good movie.
LOL! Beware. Take care.
LOL...that was my thought on seeing the trailer.
Lone Ranger really wasn’t a bomb, they just spent too much making it. It’s one of the highest grossing westerns ever, if the budget had been reasonable it would have been profitable. Transcendence just didn’t look interesting, and subject matter is the primary driver for if people see a movie. The ads love to focus on the stars, director and even producers, but every study Hollywood pays for says subject is the #1 driver.
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