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Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Hits Netflix Top 10 Amid Johnny Depp Trial

Several other Depp titles, more highly regarded than Charlie, are currently available on Netflix, however, none of them is currently as popular as Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory.

Johnny Depp is currently busy in a highly publicised defamation trial against Amber Heard, his movie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has seen a rapid rise of views pushing the movie into Netflix’s Top 10. The 2005 flick found itself sitting at No. 8 on the streaming giant’s Top 10.

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is based on Roald Dahl’s 1964 book of the same name. In the movie, Depp stars as the eccentric chocolatier, Willy Wonka, who allows five children to tour his factory. Burton’s adaptation came almost 35 years after the beloved 1971 movie Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, starring the late Gene Wilder as the title character. However, Wilder was not a fan of the remake despite saying that he liked Depp’s performance.

Previously, in an interview, Wilder said, “It’s just some people sitting around thinking, ‘How can we make some more money?’ Why else would you remake Willy Wonka?” “I don’t see the point of going back and doing it all over again.” Wilder also added that the only thing that kept the edge off was the fact that ‘Willy Wonka’ was not in the title. Willy Wonka starring Depp grossed more than $475 million worldwide.

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The movie received generally positive reviews despite several people calling Depp’s performance unsettling. The film also stars Freddie Highmore, Helena Bonham Carter and Christopher Lee. Several other Depp titles are currently available on Netflix, including some that are more highly regarded than Charlie, such as Nightmare on Elm Street and Donnie Brasco. However, none of them is currently as popular as Willy Wonka And The Chocolate Factory, at the moment.

For unversed, Depp is currently suing his ex-wife Amber Heard for $50 million over an op-ed that was published in 2018 in the Washington Post where she said she was a victim of abuse, but didn’t name him outright. Depp’s lawyers argue that it clearly refers to him and has damaged his career and reputation. Heard has filed a $100 million countersuit, alleging Depp and his legal team defamed her by calling her allegations false.

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