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Disney stands to lose $190 million over the huge flop, ‘The Lone Ranger’

According to Disney’s CFO Jay Rasulo, the company is looking at a loss of betweeen $160 and $190 million next quarter solely because of ‘The Lone Ranger.’

The Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer “western” cost around $215 to make, and it has only made $175.5 million worldwide. It has earned only $86 million domestically, making it just slightly a better flop than ‘John Carter’ which made $73 million.

The news of the write-down comes one day after Depp and Hammer told Yahoo U.K. that it was critics’ vindictive skewering of the film that caused a weak box office run. “I think the reviews were written 7-8 months before we released the film,” said Depp. Hammer agreed, saying, “[Critics] jumped on the bandwagon to try and bash it. They tried to do the same thing to World War Z. It didn’t work, the movie was successful. Instead they decided to slit the jugular of our movie.”

For Disney, the loss hurts, but it isn’t crippling. The company’s portfolio now includes cash cows like Pixar, Marvel, and the Star Wars empire, the former two of which already delivered massive returns this summer with Iron Man 3 and Monsters University grossing $1.2 billion and $614 million worldwide. And Disney recognizes that its plan to produce fewer movies but make them all tentpoles is a high-risk/high reward business. “This branded tentpole strategy of ours, it’s 100 percent what we’re looking to do and what we want to be,” said Dave Hollis, Disney executive VP of distribution, following The Lone Ranger‘s disappointing opening weekend.

I never saw the movie – doesn’t appeal to me in the least. Did you? Was it that bad?


Posted Wednesday, August 7th, 2013 at 10:10am
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Unfortunately ‘Alice in Wonderland 2′ is happening – and Johnny Depp will be in it!

It amazes me that Johnny Depp continues to have the career he has – even though SO MANY of his movies suck. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE Johnny Depp, and I don’t even care when he has major flops like ‘The Lone Ranger.’ I guess it’s no surprise that fans forgive his many, many, bad movies and continue to flock to see his films!

Here are his last 5 movies: ‘The Lone Ranger,’ ‘Dark Shadows,’ ‘The Rum Diary,’ ‘POTC’, and ‘The Tourist.’ Of those five movies, only the Pirates of the Caribbean movie was half decent. Every other movie was awful. Shortly before these movies, he made another horrible movie, ‘Alice in Wonderland,’ and now we’re learning that a sequel is coming – and Johnny will star in it!

Maybe the old Johnny Depp is gone after all. According to, Depp is negotiating to return as The Mad Hatter in “Alice in Wonderland 2.” The 2010 film, directed by Tim Burton, made over $1 billion worldwide. “Muppets” director James Bobin will replace Burton on the sequel.

That Depp is playing The Mad Hatter again is actually far from a surprise. When Bobin was announced as the “Alice in Wonderland 2″ director by TheWrap back in May, Depp was said to be attached. In addition to “Alice in Wonderland 2,” Depp is set to star in “Pirates of the Caribbean 5,” “Into the Woods” and, possibly, “Mortdecai,” a quirky comedy thriller that was announced this week. The actor will next be seen in “Transcendence,” a new film from Christopher Nolan cinematographer Wally Pfister.

I’m surprised that ‘Alice in Wonderland’ made as much money as it did. It was SO BAD! At least Tim Burton isn’t doing the sequel. Maybe it won’t be AS bad.



Posted Monday, July 15th, 2013 at 9:09am
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Johnny Depp lands the new cover of Rolling Stone, finally opens up about splitting from Vanessa Paradis

Johnny Depp lands the July cover of Rolling Stone, but you’d hardly know it from the costume he’s in. The 50-year-old posed as Tonto, from his upcoming movie ‘The Lone Ranger.’

In the interview, Johnny finally opens up about splitting from his partner of 14 years, Vanessa Paradis, 40. The couple, who never wed, have two children together. Lily-Rose is 14, and their son, Jack, is 11. The couple announced their split back in June 2012, but he’s been quite about it until now.

“The last couple years have been a bit bumpy,” Depp tells the magazine. “At times, certainly unpleasant, but that’s the nature of breakups, I guess, especially when there are kiddies involved.”

“Relationships are very difficult. Especially in the racket that I’m in because you’re constantly away or they’re away and so it’s hard. It wasn’t easy on her. It wasn’t easy on me. It wasn’t easy on the kids. So, yeah. The trajectory of that relationship — you play it out until it goes, one thing leads to another. So for whatever reason that ­ceases, it doesn’t stop the fact that you care for that person, and they’re the mother of your kids, and you’ll always know each other, and you’re always gonna be in each other’s lives because of those kids. You might as well make the best of it.” CONTINUE READING! (more…)

Posted Tuesday, June 18th, 2013 at 10:10am
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Rumor Mill: Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are engaged – and about to go public!

I have yet to see anything confirming that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard are even an item, but this latest rumor has the two engaged, and about to go public. Is it true? Are the two actually THAT close? In case you’ve been living under a rock, Johnny Depp was happily partnered up with Vanessa Paradis until a little movie named ‘The Rum Diary’ came along. Johnny and his costar Amber Heard fell madly in lust and Johnny ended his 14-year relationship with Vanessa.

After the fall-out from Johnny leaving Vanessa, the new couple apparently went into hiding, and kept things quiet. Johnny was reportedly very concerned about Vanessa’s feelings if he went public with Amber, and didn’t want to cause her any more pain. Apparently this only angered Amber more – who wanted to go public – and threatened to leave. The two supposedly made their first public appearance at a Rolling Stones concert earlier this month, and NOW, it’s rumored they’re engaged.

Johnny Depp is rumoured to have got down on bended knee and secretly proposed to his girlfriend Amber Heard, according to a new report.

It’s been claimed by sources that the hot Hollywood couple have gotten engaged after Pirate of The Caribbean star Johnny popped the question on his 27-year-old beau’s birthday.

“He proposed on her birthday [April 22],” an insider told the National Enquirer.

The couple met when they filmed The Rum Diaries together in 2011 and have been dating on and off ever since, following Johnny’s split from long-term partner Vanessa Paradis.

Despite the massive step in their relationship, insiders say they intend to keep schtum on the news until the end of the year – but in the mean time the love-struck have apparently already started looking for a love nest to share together.

“They’re not announcing it until the end of the year, but she and Johnny are now on the hunt for a vintage one-of-a-kind ring.”

The couple were recently spotted holding hands at a Rolling Stones concert last month and it seems the show of affection along with the proposal could be down to the blonde actress demanding more commitment from the 49-year-old actor.

“She gave him an ultimatum, no woman wants to be someone’s dirty secret. A few months ago she took off to Paris and started dating French model Marie de Villepin. He offered her everything, even marriage, to come back,” the source explained.

“That was exactly what Amber wanted – for the world to know they’re together and for Johnny to put a ring on it. She’s had a crush on him since she was a teenager, so this is a dream come true!”

I don’t even know what to believe anymore. You never know. Until I see a photo of the two of them together, and an engagement ring on her finger, I’m not sure I’ll buy anything.

Amber attended the MET Gala solo. Do you prefer her as a blonde or brunette?

Posted Friday, May 17th, 2013 at 10:10am
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