“Alice Through the Looking Glass” movie ticket sales are reportedly low. Can this be because of Johnny Depp’s alleged abuse of his wife Amber Heard?
A Hollywood Reporter report said that “Alice Through the Looking Glass” movie came next to X-Men: Apocalypse,” garnering only $41 million on its debut. This is”” noticeably 65 percent down from its first movie “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010 which garnered $116 million.
“X-Men: Apocalypse” went to the Friday box office top spot with $26.4 million from about 4,150 theaters.
Radar Online clamed that “Alice Through the Looking Glass” movie’s drop in ticket sales may have also been an effect of Johnny Depp’s ongoing divorce with Amber Heard.
Last weekend Amber Heard filed a divorce from Johnny Depp while accusing him of physical abuse and violence. She also sought a temporary restraining order from the court.
According to the 30-year-old “The Danish Girl” actress, she “lived in fears” all throughout her marriage of 15 months to the actor who had also “terrorize” her both physically and emotionally.
In her statement, Amber Heard accused Jonny Depp of throwing an iPhone on her face in their Los Angeles apartment which cause bruises on her face.
On the other hand, “Alice 2” can just be a flop on its own even without Depp’s personal drama kicking in.
According to Forbes’ Scott Mendelson, Disney did not really need to have the “Alice 2” movie though its first film was a major hit.
“Alice in Wonderland” had been a major blockbuster movie after the Tim Burton-directed film was dubbed as the first major live-action 3D blockbuster following the release of Avatar.
Forbes’ report said that it came out of the time when moviegoers were fans of “Edward Scissorhands” and “The Nightmare Before Christmas.”
“Alice in Wonderland was an of-its-time smash hit. But the sequel found itself out of time and thus out of luck,” he said. “The lesson of Alice Through the Looking Glass is a pretty simple one: If audiences flocked to the original for any reason other than “they loved it,” it is questionable at best to what extent they will show up for the sequel.”
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