Skip to comments.Johnny Depp Bombs in “Transcendence” with Shocking $11.5 Mil weekend
Posted on 04/20/2014 4:29:44 PM PDT by SMGFan
Johnny Depps Transcendence bombed last night as expected, taking in just $11.5 million. Thats a disaster for a $150 million movie.
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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I think in Transcendence it mostly showed his head. I saw him on Jimmy Kimmel awhile back, and he’s gotten quite porky, er, portly.
He lost that “thing” that made him so bankable.
Frankly POTC II and (espcially) III were pretty awful. And not just Lone Ranger but damn near every film he has done has been at best a break-even and many big losers.
He is a white Eddie Murphy.
He is richer than God so he should just give up.
“...and hes gotten quite porky, er, portly.”
Perhaps he can do a remake of “Apocalypse Now”. He would make a great Captain Kurtz(?) - the crazy, fat guy played by Marlon Brando.
I went and saw Heaven is For Real. First time I have set foot in a movie theater for 12 years. A very, VERY good movie, be sure to catch it either in theaters or when it comes out on DVD or cable.
Hey, that’s Colonel...
It all starts with the script. I don’t care who is in it. Tell a good story well and they’ll show up. Tell that same story poorly and it bombs.
From what I have heard, the script is terrible.
I saw Heaven Is For Real on Friday..wonderful movie..I enjoyed every minute of it..and the little boy who plays Colton is absolutely adorable..I havent been to the theater in a while everyone should see this movie
As much as I think Depp is oversold, the fact that this movie bombed (so far) should not be put squarely on Johnny Depp’s thin shoulders. This is a case of new wine in an old bottle. I saw the previews while waiting for another feature. Everything about the movie was dreadful, grim and repulsive. I don’t want to pay almost a Baker’s Dozen dollars just to see the world being ruined. Some Dystopic films are necessary, and bring something new for consideration. I saw nothing original about this adaptaion in the previews. His character was not easy to like of even care about. J. Depp is mostly not believable as a leading man. Remember ‘The Tourist’, that crater of a movie he did with Angelina Jolie? Who thought of putting those two together, I wonder? Talk about Fire and Ice.
If you showed me a picture of only Johnny Depp, I still wouldn’t know who he is.
taking your main character and jamming him inside a computer for half the movie is a great way to destroy any action the plot might have had.
Ever see "Source Code" with Jake Gyllenhaal? Man, what a downer of a movie.
Maybe It's just me, but I was touched when "Tontos" eyes misted over when the boy dressed as a cowboy (at the museum) opened fire on him.
Given a GOOD script, Depp can act, and carry the role.
Not to worry, he’ll probably show up as Moses in a remake of the Ten Commandments.
What’s a Johnny Depp?
The problem was with the script. It was good until about halfway and then it turned into a made for television movie. I think the writer didn’t know where to go with the story.
>>Given a GOOD script, Depp can act, and carry the role<<
Given his script selection for quite some time, we may never know.
Yes I did and that’s 2 hours I shall never get back, damnit.
Let me get this straight. Some idiot out there thought that Easter weekend would be a great time to debut a movie about man creating life and the resurrection into artificial intelligence?
If I was an investor in this movie, I would be suing producers to prevent this from being released Easter weekend. Heck, it is almost a sure money loser being released before late summer after the action movie glut where someone might actually be interested in this type of a story line.
But to release it EASTER weekend? I know many in Hollywood have zero respect for Christianity, but eghads, that's just pouring money down the drain for no good reason.
That is why SOME books and SOME music is "classical"--because their story or music withstands the test of time!
I enjoyed the Ninth Gate and Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas.
The actual writer was probably replaced by numerous writers hired by the studio.
Hollyweird never releases ticket sale numbers. Would be interesting to see the actual count of butts in the seats compared to past films.
Public Enemies was pretty good. I bought that flick and watch it when flying somewhere....
“God’s Not Dead” is even better. Actually much better, IMO, I highly recommend it. Showing now...
I should’ve put you on my post #10, Sarah. Pinging now..
Make that post #27, sorry
He kinda looks like a transvestite what with all that makeup and jewelery and long hair. Oh, btw he is getting married to a lesbian actress named Amber Heard, yep... which means it could be a gay ol wedding : )
It couldn’t have happened to a nicer Red.
Johnny Depp is overrated. Never made a good movie.
I thought the Lone Ranger was hilarious...I didn’t know it flopped and I am surprised it did...
Its OK u have nothing to apologize for..If you haven’t seen Heaven Is For Real you have to check it out..so inspiring
I think the very idea of Transcendence in this day age angers people and I’lll tell you why. People the world over have witnessed scientific achievements on a magnitude never seen before and the rate at which they are occurring is accelerating. Many of the areas that they are experimenting in is both frightening and has questionable ethical considerations. The Frankenstein complex sits dormant in our brains as we hear about genetic or brain / control manipulation experimentation. Fears fueled by sci-fi movies about monsters created in labs, military applications to create super solders, robotic technologies to enslave men, etc They are all there and to add fuel to the fire we are seeing life imitate art as we see these very same things come to life right in front of us with drones armed with machine guns, talk of micro computer “enhancements” implanted directly into our own brain stems, and military weaponry that has frightening capabilites, even guns that can shoot around corners, etc...This stuff just isn’t natural. Its not the way God intended us to be and we undertand the motivation to create these types of things have to do with all the wrong reasons; greed, self-gain, self-importance, power, control, etc...all things that in the end result in evil. The other issue is that these types of thoughts lead us even farther own the road to perdition getting increasingly more evil with each step. In a movie like Transcendence the thought is put forward, “what defines who or what is an individual (conscience self-aware entity)? Who gives that individual the right to live or diie and why should that individual be permitted to live?” these are truly dangerous waters to tread in because it implies that someone else has power and control of your life other than God and implies that Man is his own god (and subsequentally has to answer o no one ither than himself and be held accountable)
So I’m sorry if I don’t want to live be 1000 years old on life support by a computer housed in a syntheic body that was not created by my God and I don’t think other God fearing people do either.
“What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” has some moments (but due mostly to Leonardo Decaprio & the woman who played the fat mother).
So shall it be written, so shall it be done...
Actually, with electronic ticketing, it’s impossible for studios to prevent the real box office numbers from coming out. And they’re available a few hours after a movie is released.
He needs to play a gay, drunken pirate to make bank I guess
Johnny Depp is a one trick pony.
He can take any role well known or unknown and render a creepy version of whatever it was.
good, depp is an arrogant ass.
He’s a one trick pony, one trick is all that horse can do. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfv3kBzJZgU
Now you do.
She is is a switch hitter and beyong hot. If given a chance I’d be up to setting her straight. She what I did there LOL!
“btw he is getting married to a lesbian actress named Amber Heard”
Totally agree. Loved him in Sweeny Todd, he did great justice to that role.
I don’t think it is the actor in the film that makes decision for for the theater-goer whether or not to go and see the film. People do not avoid a movie because a certain star is in it. They don’t attend because they do not want to see the movie, bad story or uninteresting subject. The star, in this case, becomes the scape goat for a $150 million mistake by the studio.
It's weirdness like that, combined with a complete inability to rebut Liberal talking points, that clearly illustrates why conservatives don't connect with the average American.
Not knowing the identity of one the biggest movies stars for the past 30 years?
I constantly see posts from Freepers saying bizarre (but true) things like "I haven't seen a movie since 1974" or "I haven't had a television in my house since 1986." We'll never attract people to our cause with oddball behavior like this.
In the past "30 years", to my recollection, Johnny Depp has never come up in any conversation of mine with any family, friend, co-worker, church, etc. But you think I should know about him so I can discuss him with other people that don't talk about him either? There's your oddball behavior right there.