Is Johnny Depp somehow Johnny Depp-proof? With the early receipts for the latest installment of the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise now promising another blockbuster in the bag, it would appear that the actor’s somehow invulnerable to his own noxious public profile. Though the revelation that he had physically abused longtime partner Amber Heard came to light last year, it apparently hasn’t diminished his earning potential, and frustrating as that may be, it means we’re in for a whole lot more Depp. And if producer Jerry Bruckheimer has anything to say about, more Jack Sparrow in specific.
In what will likely be considered a wise decision, studios are steering clear of Capt. Jack Sparrow this weekend.
Yep, with the summer movie season officially underway, 'Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides,' the fourth installment in the popular Disney franchise, is this weekend's only major new release, opening in 4,000 theaters nationwide on Friday.