Effeminate high school dropout Johnny Depp proves himself to be an ignorant bigot so bitter towards Middle America he doesn’t even understand how the American box office works.

Johnny Depp is pretty sure Middle America’s stupid, but I don’t know of anyone in Middle America stupid enough to squander $45 million plus the cost of advertising to adapt an unpublished Hunter S. Thompson novel after “Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas”  (also a Thompson adaptation) failed to hit $11 million at the box office.

“The Rum Diary” is currently doing mediocre at the box office, but Depp says the money issue doesn’t matter to him.

“No, God no, no,” the actor explains. “It’s always a crapshoot, and really if you have that in your head while you’re making a movie the process would become something very different. No, I couldn’t give a rat’s arse really, not really.”

Depp has a long-term view of the film, saying, “I believe that this film, regardless of what it makes in, you know, Wichita, Kan., this week — which is probably about $13 — it doesn’t make any difference. I believe that this film will have a shelf life. I think it will stick around and people will watch it and enjoy it.”

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“It’s something that will be more appreciated over here, I think. Because it’s — well, I think it’s an intelligent film — and a lot of times, outside the big cities in the states, they don’t want that,” Depp said.