Sunday, April 21, 2024

Johnny Depp’s “Alice” Falls Shocking $90 Million Behind Original 2010 Movie in First 4 Days


The Johnny Depp disaster at the box office is much bigger than anyone thought.

“Alice Through the Looking Glass” has taken in just $33.5 million domestically since Friday.

That’s a whopping $90 million behind the 2010 original– “Alice in Wonderland.” By Monday of Memorial Day weekend, that movie had banked $125 million.

Let’s face it– the movie was a goner before news of Depp’s divorce and temporary restraining order from wife Amber Heard were known. It was a dog. But the studio expected it to make at least $10 million a day and finish with $40 million on Monday.

But the scandal ended that notion. “Through the Looking Glass” is a wipe out for Disney, even abroad. Around the world the movie has made $69 million. It hasn’t been released everywhere, but that is ONE TENTH of the total foreign box office of the original film. The first “Alice” did $691 million apart from the U.S.

How many HUGE disasters can Depp absorb? “The Lone Ranger” was also a total wipe out. And there have been plenty of others. Maybe he could make the movie version of his TV show “21 Jump Street.” Oh no, wait. There’s always the “Further Adventures of Edward Scissorhands.”

“Through the Looking Glass” looks like it will be a write off. All eyes will be on what’s certainly the last “Pirates” movie.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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