Brian De Palma’s “Redacted” was a big hit at the festivals, praised by many leftist critics, and promoted by a fawning media. It still flopped at the box office. Richard Johnson reports for NYPost.com:
IT’S hard for Hollywood pacifists like Brian De Palma to capture the hearts and minds of America if Americans won’t see their movies. While the public is staying away in droves from “Rendition,” “Lions for Lambs” and “In the Valley of Elah,” audiences are really avoiding “Redacted,” De Palma’s picture about US soldiers who rape a 14-year-old Iraqi girl, then kill her and her family.
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“Redacted” – which “could be the worst movie I’ve ever seen,” said critic Michael Medved -took in just $25,628 in its opening weekend in 15 theaters, which means roughly 3,000 people saw it in the entire country.
Read the whole story at the link above.
Wow, only around 3000 paid tickets in the whole country? That’s not very many . . . Apparently even those who would pay to see Michael Moore’s fakedumentaries won’t pony up for this dog.