'Mortdecai' flops, 'American Sniper' leads Friday box office

January 24, 2015 6:42 PM

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In what’s appearing to be true Johnny Depp fashion, his lead role in the newly released “Mortdecai” couldn’t muster the numbers to take over Friday’s box office. In fact, it barely cracked the Top 10 while “American Sniper” continued its reign.

Depp’s film, based on the 1970s Kyril Bonfiglioli comic novels, grossed just $1.5 million. In it, Depp stars as the quirky art dealer and part-time rogue Charlie Mortdecai, who tries to recover a stolen painting. But much like his other recent films, "Transcendence" and "The Lone Ranger,” his star p...

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