Although we don’t have a lot of documentation that is current, we know from movie profits, there’s been a lot of disinterest in Depp in the last 3 years. However I can show you where he stood in 2009.
(Thanks Raven for the documents) This will be updated as the evening progresses with more information.
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Russia Mulls Boycott of Hollywood Movies, ESPN Suspends Bill Simmons for NFL Comments, Johnny Depp’s ‘Mortdecai’ Moved Up.
After a string of recent movies featuring Russian villains, a member of the country’s parliament has suggested outlawing foreign movies that “demonize Russia and Russians.”
‘Captain America’ Scores Third Straight Win; Auds Believe in ‘Heaven Is for Real,’ Dismiss Johnny Depp‘s ‘Transcencence’
Even Johnny Depp couldn’t save Warner Bros.’ sci-fi blunder “Transcendence” from a dismal $11.2
Johnny Depp Flops Again, ‘Captain America’ Sequel Rises Past its Predecessor
Disney-Marvel’s “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” eked out a small lead over Fox’s “Rio 2”
Sent: Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:24 AM
Subject: Trade screening reactions to “Transcendence” from the field
Transcendence had somewhat negative reactions, with most calling it confusing and lacking in excitement. Buyers feel the film will fare best with an upscale male audience(especially techie types) and may be able to find female viewers that are fans of Johnny Depp, but don’t expect too much interest from anyone else. Even with Johnny Depp’s last three films underperforming (The Rum Diary- $13M, Dark Shadows- $78M, The Lone Ranger- $89M) and a story this isn’t easily accessible to many potential audience members, exhibitors still estimate an opening over $20M and finale in the $75M range, but foresee the possibility of the final total being much lower
June 10, 2014
Subject: RE: Reliable Wife
Yes, I did. I also send the below note to the key territories about a year ago….to reiterate, not the script, just the coverage. Their responses are attached. Personally I liked it for its originality, but the combination of ‘sophisticated’ and ‘period setting’ may well limit international upside. Hope this helps.
You may recall that A RELIABLE WIFE was one of the projects that Doug and Hannah included in their upcoming slate presentation in Las Vegas.
Based on the book by Robert Goolrick (see link below), this is a romantic thriller with a twist set at the turn of the 20th century. Not confirmed, and in confidence, we are hopeful that Johnny Depp will take on the role of Truitt. Sam Taylor Johnson, who directed ‘Nowhere Boy’
Making a part 2