Monday, July 15, 2024

Johnny Depp’s Divorce from Amber Heard Cost Him $7 Mil Plus A Whole $170 Mil Movie


Johnny Depp and Amber Heard have settled their divorce. Reports are it cost Depp $7 million and a fingertip.

But the divorce, timed impeccably by Heard, also cost Depp a $170 million movie called “Through the Looking Glass.” Released as the divorce allegations flew, “Looking Glass” made just $76 million in the U.S.

Including foreign countries, the total take was $292 million. But most of that was in foreign countries where a) a movie star in almost anything will sell, and b) those people hadn’t “HEARD’ all the bad things Amber said about Johnny.

Depp has now gone 5 years without starring in a movie that’s gotten close to $100 million at the box office. And the last one was “Pirates of the Caribbean: Who Cares?” back in 2011. The Lone Ranger, Black Mass, Transcendence, Mortdecai, Dark Shadows, Rum Diary– all flops. “Into the Woods” did ok, but it was an ensemble piece and Depp was barely in it.

Is he still a movie star? Or did Amber Heard finish him off? You tell me.


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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