Culture, Media

Crash, Burn: Global Warming Movies Didn’t Do So Hot

Happy New Year to our loyal readers.

Rest assured 2018 promises to be an exciting year for conservative news, one way or another. But first, we’d like to take stock of a couple key observations from 2017.

First, liberals’ attempts at ‘resistance’ utterly failed.

And we’re happy to report that tree-hugger attempts to propagate the masses at the box office went up in smoke.

Whether it was Al Gore’s sequel, Geostorm, Bladerunner, Mother, or Downsizing, every single one of them underperformed expected ticket sales.

And a few of them didn’t even turn a profit.

The fact is Americans simply aren’t buying baloney anymore.

Here’s more from Washington Times…

Climate change got its close-up in 2017. A gaggle of films either name-checked Al Gore’s biggest fear or built their narratives around it.

The timing, in theory, couldn’t be better for Hollywood bean counters: Three major hurricanes. Massive fires in the West. Record-setting chills. Media reports routinely connected the disasters with a warming planet.

Yet audiences stayed away from films influenced by eco-concerns. Far, far away.
Think “Blade Runner 2049,” “Geostorm,” “Downsizing,” “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” and “mother!” They all flopped, some in spectacular fashion.

Mr. Gore’s sequel to his documentary smash “An Inconvenient Truth” paid the most attention to climate change, of course. The 2006 original scored with audiences and Oscar voters, earning best documentary honors.

The sequel snared a fraction of the first film’s tally: $3 million versus $24 million. That’s despite massive media attention, mostly fawning reviews and promotion from eco-conscious stars such as Paul McCartney, Bono and Pharrell Williams.

Documentaries rarely make serious coin at the box office, but the drop was massive.

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