3 Johnny Depp Movies That Turned Out to be Box Office Nightmares Despite a Budget of More Than $100 Million

These 3 films of Johnny Depp were huge box office flops despite their huge production budget

3 Johnny Depp Movies That Turned Out to be Box Office Nightmares Despite a Budget of More Than $100 Million

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  • Johnny Depp has made some of the most commercially successful films in Hollywood.
  • However, some of his films proved to be huge failures that questioned his bankability as a movie star.
  • Despite huge budgets, Dark Shadows, The Lone Ranger, and Transcendence tanked at the box office.
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Johnny Depp has maintained a consistent career in Hollywood, while also commanding an immense fan following since his early days in the industry. He was the poster boy in the 90s and he starred in some of his most memorable films including Edward Scissorhands, What’s Eating Gilbert Grape, and Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.

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The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is Johnny's Dep most commercially successful venture
The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is Johnny Depp’s most commercially successful venture

His most successful and popular venture was with The Pirates of the Caribbean franchise which made him a huge movie star with his turn as Captain Jack Sparrow. Despite all these successes, he also had some prominent failures in his career which questioned his bankability as an actor.

Also read: “I was pretty much a lost cause at that time”: Johnny Depp is Grateful to Ex-girlfriend Vanessa Paradis For Saving Him From a Nightmare Spot

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3 Johnny Depp Films With Huge Budgets That Failed Miserably

Johnny Depp has had some huge box office slumps in his career
Johnny Depp has had some huge box office slumps in his career

Johnny Depp is undoubtedly one of Hollywood’s most talented and highly dedicated actors. The effort he puts into a role and the fact that he has always brought a new look and performance with every film is a highly inspiring aspect of the actor. Like any other actor, Depp has also faced a series of successes and failures in his career.

However, some of the failures considerably put a dent in his career and led some to question his choices and bankability as a movie star. Here are 3 of his biggest failures which tanked miserably at the box office despite their huge production budgets.

1. Dark Shadows

Johnny Depp in Tim Burton's Dark Shadows
Dark Shadows proved to be the weakest among the many Johnny Depp-Tim Burton collaborations

Johnny Depp and Tim Burton’s collaborations throughout the years have always brought something unique, weird, and special out of the actor. Their most recent collaboration was in 2012’s Dark Shadows.

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Audiences expected another gothic classic like Edward Scissorhands but the film turned out to be their weakest one yet. It only managed to earn $245 million over a $150 million production budget. (according to Box Office Mojo)

2. The Lone Ranger

The Lone Ranger might be Johnny Depp's biggest flop
The Lone Ranger might be Johnny Depp’s biggest flop

Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer starred in one of the former’s most commercially disappointing films with 2013’s The Lone Ranger. The film was made on a lavish budget of $215 million but the film only managed to recoup $260 million and it became a big box office bomb. (according to Box Office Mojo). It arguably may be Depp’s biggest failure in his entire career.

3. Transcendence

Johnny Depp's Transcendence did not connect well with audiences
Johnny Depp’s Transcendence did not connect well with audiences

Johnny Depp’s 2014 sci-fi film Transcendence was undoubtedly ambitious in its plot and visuals. However, the film proved to be too confusing and complex for audiences and didn’t connect with the film’s intentions. With a budget of $100 million, it only managed to earn $103 million making it a big flop. (according to Box Office Mojo)

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Depp recently played King Louis XV in 2023’s Jeanne du Barry where his performance was lauded by critics. However, the film was not a hit at the box office. He will direct the upcoming biopic based on the life of Italian artist Amedeo Modigliani titled Modi. The film will star Riccardo Scamarcio in the titular role with Al Pacino in a supporting role.

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Written by Rahul Thokchom

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Rahul Thokchom is a senior content writer at Fandomwire who is passionate about covering the world of pop culture and entertainment. He has a Masters Degree in English that contributes to the richness and creativity in his works.