Tim Burton’s weird version of Alice in Wonderland made a ton of money for some reason. I’m not sure why. It did. I caught it when I was visiting my parents off their cable system. It was weird and freaky, with Helena Bonham Carter and Johnny Depp being odd. You know. Standard Tim Burton movie.
Anyway, there’s a sequel that Burton didn’t direct coming soon. Trailer after the cut.
We here at Gabbing Geek LOVE box office reports. Ok….JUST me and Ryan. Everyone else seems to hate them. We’ve talked a lot about it the last few weeks, so let’s look at the winners and losers of this year’s box office as we wait for the Martian to officially kick off the Fall movie season.
For a decade, Johnny Depp was box office gold. In the Pirate films, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, and Alice In Wonderland, the always eclectic Mr Depp found a way to blend his art house edge with box office gold. Seems those days are over.
What happened, Johnny? You were the unrivaled box office star of the first decade of the 21st century. Now the opening weekend of Furious 7 is destroying the former champ. And I’m not talking about the U.S. markets. I’m talking about international markets destroying Depp’s U.S. numbers.
Actually, we’ll also look at Friday, but I had to lead with that Brad Pitt picture. As for it’s caption, I assume most of us know that before he decided to purposely derail his own career (according to Watson), Johnny Depp was a big bloody stain in the first, and by far best, Nightmare on Elm Street movie.
But back on point (editor’s note: Jimmy, you have a point? This just seems like filler so you don’t have to wash Watson’s car), do you remember that there was a Nightmare TV series called Freddy’s Nightmare’s that ran from 1988 to 1990? Probably not, and for good reason, it was horrible. The biggest issue with such a series was that it really had nothing to do with the movies, and usually only featured Robert Englund as Freddy Kruger in a Tales From The Crypt-esque hosting capacity.