Atlas Shrugged: Part I has once again been eclipsed at the box office by the epic socialist propaganda romance Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Rodrick Rules, coming in at 18th and 17th, respectively. What’s worse:
The movie hauled $879,000 over the weekend; more importantly, it only made an average of $1,890 per screen. The first week, it made $5,600 per screen. Producers have been talking about expanding the film to 1000 screens by the end of the month, but even in a remarkably lame year for Hollywood films (Water for Elephants, anyone? Anyone?) there’s no new audience discovering the film.
Receipts were about halved from last week. Who’s to blame? How about the liberal media?
And the fact that this movie touches on many of the problems we face today, and that we in the tea party movement are fighting, explains why so many liberal movie critics have slammed this movie and urged people not to see it. They don’t want you to see this movie, because they don’t want you to see the truth about what is happening in America today.
Ah yes, they’ve spent their careers as film critics so they could one day give a bad review to a small libertarian movie and thus destroy conservative FOREVER. [Weigel]