Johnny Depp’s career seems to be at a crossroads after it was reported that the pre-release tracking of Mortdecai, his latest film, is very low.
Depp’s film, Mortdecai, which was released on Jan. 23 and cost $60 million to make, did very poorly on its opening weekend, earning less than $1.5 million on its first day.
Depp may be comical as a leading man, but his performances are certainly not captivating enough for the folks at home.
In 2014, Depp’s film Transcendence cost $100 million to make but earned only $23 million in the U.S. ($103 million worldwide), while in 2013, Depp’s The Lone Ranger cost more than $250 million, but made only $89 million at home ($261 million worldwide).
Aside from The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, the 51-year-old actor has been known for picking some rather peculiar characters to play, but after his portrayal of Jack Sparrow catapulted him to the $20-million-a-film category, he is rapidly proving to be way overpriced.
It remains to be seen what kind of an impact these figures will have on Depp, and whether he’ll decide to take a break or shift his career in another direction.