Musical grabs a cut of the foreign box office
“Sweeney Todd” sliced its way to the top during the weekend at the international box office with an impressive $18.7 million at 1,760 playdates in 11 markets, ending the five-week winning streak for “I Am Legend.”
With Johnny Depp having landed an Oscar nom for the pic last week, Warner Bros. saw “Sweeney” dominate via first-place launches in the U.K. with $8.7 million and in France with $4.4 million. Brits backed “Sweeney” solidly, with nearly 50% of the biz among the top five pics; in France, it topped the soph sesh of local entry “Enfin Veuve” and the launch of “No Country for Old Men”; and in Japan, it stayed in first with a 36% drop to $2.3 million.
“Sweeney,” with a beefy $10,624 per-location average, enjoyed the twin benefits of Depp’s international star power plus last week’s Academy Awards noms. With $30 million already banked offshore, the musical should wind up with an overseas take well in excess of the Stateside total, which is now at $50 million.
Rose and Jack have transformed the Hollywood star’s world
Johnny Depp has lived with long-term partner Vanessa Paradis in France for 8 years and the couple adore their two kids.
Fatherhood, says Johnny, has changed his life.
‘I wasn’t alive before,’ he admits. ‘I felt like I just wandered through 35 years in kind of a fog, then Vanessa, little Rose  and Jack  woke me up. Honestly, it was like being asleep for a long time and then waking up.’
The actor acknowledges Hollywood’s ‘insane’ and all ‘pretend’ so he enjoys the calmness of family life in Europe.
‘Being famous is kind of an occupational hazard,’ he says. ‘Once you reach a certain point, it takes a lot of money to buy a simple life. But I’ve had worse jobs. Anyone in this kind of privileged position has no right to cry about it.’
I added some pictures to our gallery, a great thanks to In Too Depp for the scans.
First of all, I would like to inform that our gallery has a new layout. I was DYING to make something with that amazing Esquire pictures, and so I did. I hope you like it.
Well, I live in Brazil and here Sweeney Todd will open only in February 08! I couldn’t wait until there, so I got a copy from the movie in a ‘good’ quality last night, and made some caps from the whole movie. There’s 1468 captures, and I know it’s too much but the movie is amazing and some scenes I really couldn’t stop capping! If you haven’t see it yet, please, go and watch it. Johnny did a wonderful job, as so Helena as Miss Lovett.
Edited: I just recapped the whole movie.
Let’s stop talking:
- Sweeney Todd screencaptures *CONTAIN SPOILERS!*
Johnny Depp will replace Heath Ledger in The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, the latest project Heath had been working on. Director Terry Gilliman hand picked Johnny for the role.
But this doesn’t mean we won’t see Heath at all. The studio is saying there’s a part of the movie in which Heath’s character falls through a magic mirror, and they may have Johnny become the new appearance of the changed character.
It’s sad that they already have to be dealing with this so soon after Heath’s death, but it’s great that such an amazing actor as Johnny Depp will be on board.
Best Actor nominee JOHNNY DEPP reacted to his nod. “My sincere thanks to the Academy for this kind nomination,” he said. “It is both an honor and a privilege to be aligned amongst such ability. My endless gratitude also to TIM BURTON and the entire cast and crew of ‘Sweeney Todd,’ without whom, I would not be here today.”
Source: The Insider Online
I added scans from Jan/Feb issue from Makeup Artists magazine to the gallery. There’s some pictures from Johnny at Sweeney’s set.
Make Up Artists – Jan/Feb 08
A break into our Johnny world to a very sad news. The actor Heath Ledger was found dead in his apartment today. The Australian-born actor was 28.
Ledger’s respectable filmography includes roles in films such as Candy, Monster’s Ball, 10 Things I Hate About You, Lords of Dogtown, I’m Not There, and Brokeback Mountain, for which he earned a Golden Globe- as well as an Academy Award nomination in 2006. His last onscreen appearance looks to be the role of Joker in the much anticipated Batman Begins sequel, The Dark Knight, pending a July 2008 U.S. release.
My deepest condolences to his family, loved ones and loyal fans. It’s a tremendous loss, I’m really shocked. RIP, Heath…
As you can see, there’s a new layout up. With the new layout, there’s a lot of updates as the new career section, and the info section totally updated!
I’m still fixing some broken images, but you can browse around to see all changes. I’ll be finishing the career section (I’ll need to finish the 90’s and 00’s movies info) and do a new gallery layout, but I’m proud to say that this site is now updated.
Enjoy, and don’t forget to tell me what do you think about.
Johnny got another nomination from Academy Awards, for his Sweeney Todd!
He will dispute with: Daniel Day Lewis, George Clooney, Tommy Lee Jones and Viggo Mortensen.
Congratulations, and go Johnny!
Johnny Depp received his third Academy Award nomination for best actor for his role as the title character in Tim Burton’s gothic musical “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,” though no nods went to the film, its director or co-star Helena Bonham-Carter.
The nominees for the 80th Academy Awards were announced Tuesday from Beverly Hills, California, with Johnny Depp seeing his portrayal of the psychotic criminal whom he managed to make endearing to the audiences receive a nomination in the best actor category.
Depp, previously nominated for “Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl” in 2004 and “Finding Neverland” in 2005, will compete against George Clooney in “Michael Clayton,” Daniel Day-Lewis in “There Will Be Blood,” Tommy Lee Jones in “In the Valley of Elah” and Viggo Mortensen in “Eastern Promises.”
While “Sweeney Todd” was not nominated in the best picture category, the trophy will be fought over between “Michael Clayton,” “There Will Be Blood,” “Atonement,” “Juno” and “No Country for Old Men.”
The organizers of the Academy Awards ceremony have been adamant that the event will take place regardless of the ongoing WGA strike, on the scheduled date of Feb. 24 at Hollywood’s Kodak Theatre.
Jon Stewart is scheduled to host.