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OK ... Quentin (gag) Tarantino:
Blowhard Box Office Blowback:
‘Hateful Eight,’ ‘Joy’ Underperform
by JOHN NOLTE 9 Jan 2016
There is a not-so unexpected disturbance in the box office force, and it has nothing to do with the public’s desire to go to the movies. Not only has “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” broken dozens of box office records this winter, the net-effect has not buried other titles under a tidal wave. The “Star Wars” tide is lifting all boats, except for Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” and Jennifer Lawrence’s “Joy.” Both are under-performing in a big way.
Quentin Tarantino’s previous film, “Django Unchained,” is a violent, R-rated Western released over Christmas. It would go on to earn $163 million in North America. After two weekends in wide release, “Django” sat at a healthy $106 million. However…
After two weekends in wide release, by Monday morning, “The Hateful Eight,” a violent, R-rated Western released over Christmas, will sit at a paltry $42 million — not even half of “Django’s” haul after the same period of time. Not to put too fine a point on it, but after two weekends in release in 2009, Tarantino’s “Inglorious Basterds” had racked up $73 million.
Gee, I wonder what flipped everything on its head?
Could it be that sucking up to Black Lives Matter by publicly lying about, smearing, and defaming America’s first responders in the form of law enforcement, is not the savvy marketing ploy the Bubble Dumb in Hollywood believed it might be?
Hey, and maybe, and I’m just throwing this out there, it’s not such a good idea to have your star out there trashing American Veterans?
What about trashing American Christians and exposing yourself as a spoiled, nasty, entitled Diva as opposed to the relatable every-girl that made you a star? Let’s see how that worked out for anti-Christian bigot Jennifer Lawrence.
In its third weekend of wide release, “Joy” (which is a terrific movie), after a $4.7 million take this weekend, will sit at just $47 million.