Johnny Depp is on a hit streak for making bad movies as the actor is facing the third box-office flop in a row.
According to reports, Mortdecai is expected to be a major box-office flop and will not make $10 million. That is way less than The Interview, a movie that had a limited release in only a few movie theaters throughout the country and had terrorist threats threatened against movie goers who actually do go.
Johnny Depp’s previous movie, Transcendence, which cost $100 million to make barely made a profit. Before Transcendence, there was Disney’s The Lone Ranger, which cost $250 million and only made $89 million in the United States.
It may be too early to say that Johnny Depp’s career is over. The actor is already signed up for several major franchises including Pirates of the Caribbean and Alice in Wonderland. In addition, Depp has just finished working on Whitey Bulger biopic, Black Mass.
But, it is rumored that Depp cut his fees for Mortdecai taking in only $10 million dollars instead of his usual $20 million-plus for his typical movie roles. Which could be a sign that Johnny Depp and his talent agent believe he is not worth that much money.
“Johnny Depp is that rare talent whose depth and range has endeared him to audiences in every age, demographic and fan base around the world,” says Rob Friedman, co-chair of Lionsgate’s motion picture group. “We are thrilled to be working with him and look forward to future opportunities to do so.”