Johnny Depp’s latest movie, Alice Through the Looking Glass, endured a woeful opening weekend at the US box office.
The Disney sequel opened on Friday and earned the studio $28.1 million over the weekend, Sky News reports.
After the success of the Tim Burton-directed Alice in Wonderland in 2010, Disney expected James Bobin’s sequel to rake in at least $60 million this weekend.
Analysts have pointed towards Depp’s personal turmoil as a possible reason for the underwhelming performance of the film that cost Disney $170 million to make.
It was reported earlier that Depp’s wife Amber Heard filed for divorce and asked for a restraining order after the actor allegedly abused her.
“These allegations, if true, pose a serious threat to the box-office longevity of Johnny Depp,” box office analyst Jeff Bock told The Hollywood Reporter.
“Obviously time heals all wounds, but this is certainly having a toll on Depp and Alice. Alice in Blunderland is more like it,” Bock said.