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Movieguide: ‘Conservative’ movies make more money than ‘liberal’ ones
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Posted on 02/08/2012 9:46:59 AM PST by Sub-Driver

Movieguide: ‘Conservative’ movies make more money than ‘liberal’ ones Alexandra Myers - The Daily Caller 56 mins ago

Being a liberal or a conservative doesn’t only matter in politics — it matters in the box office, too. Movieguide, the Christian family guide to movies and entertainment, did a report showing that conservative movies make more money than liberal ones.

The Hollywood Reporter writes that the criteria Movieguide used to rate movies include whether a title promotes capitalism or socialism, or if it promotes or degrades biblical principles. Hot political issues, such as violence, feminism and homosexuality, are also considered.

Movieguide gave high scores to seven out of ten movies that were among the top ten films of 2011. This means they “qualify as films with strong or very strong Christian, biblical, moral, and redemptive content.”

There were 91 movies in 2011 that scored high in “conservative/moral catagories,” Movieguide reported, compared to the 105 that scored high in “liberal/leftist catagories.”

The difference, though, is that the 91 movies scored conservative earned an average of $59 million each, while the 105 “liberal” movies earned an average of $11 million each.

“Patriotism and traditional values, like those displayed in ‘Thor,’ ‘The Artist,’ ‘Soul Surfer’ and ‘Hugo,’ are what moviegoers want,” Movieguide wrote.

(Excerpt) Read more at old.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; conservatives; hollywood; moviereview

1 posted on 02/08/2012 9:47:04 AM PST by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

I don’t doubt this.

And PG and PG-13 movies make more money for Hollywood than R rated movies. But guess which types of movies Hollywood makes more of?

It doesn’t make sense, huh? But Hollyweird would rather pump out filth than make a buck or two.


2 posted on 02/08/2012 9:54:53 AM PST by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This mean Liberals and/or Libertarians (Same Thing) NO LIBS.))
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To: Sub-Driver

It seems to me that someone could make a “hyper-conservative” movie, showing liberals and leftists for what they are, as long as the actors are wearing enough makeup so that they cannot be identified.

It would have to be direct to DVD, as theaters wouldn’t run it, and no distributor would touch it. Importantly, it couldn’t have an overriding religious theme because then it could just be dismissed as a religious movie.

Much of it would cover the gamut of foul liberalism and leftism, but without referencing real people.

Showing the horrible hypocrisy, racism, sexism, antisemitism, anti-American, anti-religious, authoritarian and oppressive, perverted, stupid and hateful side of liberals and the left. All wrapped in lies, cheating, sanctimony and pseudo-intellectualism.

How they corrupt everything they touch, and curse those who are fair and honest in any way.

If it had real bite, it would make a fortune.


3 posted on 02/08/2012 10:02:06 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy; IowaHawk

my dream script would be written by Iowahawk


4 posted on 02/08/2012 10:03:42 AM PST by Scotswife
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

ever heard of Atlas Shrugged the Movie? Part 2 coming up this year.


5 posted on 02/08/2012 10:05:14 AM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: Responsibility2nd

And the flip side to all this is:

I am sure liberal/America hating films win more awards than conservative films.

And I’ll that I can’t wait to see Act Of Valor.


6 posted on 02/08/2012 10:11:03 AM PST by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just watched Courageous over the weekend. Very good movie made by a conservative Baptist Church group about fatherhood. This same group made the movies Facing the Giants, and Fireproof. Fireproof stayed around at the theaters for several weeks, and grossed several million dollars. I think the movie was made for only $500,000 or less.


7 posted on 02/08/2012 10:13:57 AM PST by murron (Proud Mom of a Marine Vet)
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To: Sub-Driver

Seems to work for TV, too, considering NCIS’s standing.

(Yeah, I know, they occasionally go PC with persecuted Muslims and CIA bad-apples, but the basic structure about personal loyalty, loyalty to country, the loving portrayal of the USMC, and the fact that often enough there really are Al Qaeda types as bad-guys still puts the show solidly in the conservative category.)


8 posted on 02/08/2012 10:17:56 AM PST by The_Reader_David (And when they behead your own people in the wars which are to come, then you will know. . .)
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To: Sub-Driver

And yet Hollyweird continues to make movies that they know will offend most of their potential customers. Further proof that these people are not rational...


9 posted on 02/08/2012 10:21:47 AM PST by ZirconEncrustedTweezers ("No. But I will.")
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To: Sub-Driver

We just saw the movie The Secrets Of Jonathan Sperry and Courageous at our church. Not an empty seat in the house.


10 posted on 02/08/2012 10:23:01 AM PST by flyfire (Test)
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To: And2TheRepublic
And I’ll that I can’t wait to see Act Of Valor.

Confusing. Is Act of Valor any good?

11 posted on 02/08/2012 10:25:38 AM PST by laweeks
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To: Responsibility2nd

The thing is, the brass in Hollywood have plenty of money anyway. After a certain amount, you can afford any material thing that you want. You simply don’t need anymore money.

So what to do with the excess? Why acquire power, that’s what, to inflict their own vile, perverted worldview on everyone else.

And that’s why these types of movies keep getting made.


12 posted on 02/08/2012 10:28:49 AM PST by chesley (Eat what you want, and die like a man. Never trust anyone who hasn't been punched in the face)
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To: Sub-Driver

If they would “follow the money” and make more movies most people want instead of using consumers’ funds to hijack our culture, maybe the ticket prices would be more reasonable.


13 posted on 02/08/2012 10:30:59 AM PST by Albion Wilde (A land of hyper-legalisms is not the same as a land of law. --Mark Steyn)
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To: Sub-Driver

I find this conclusion a little tenuous. The movies mentioned are hardly overtly “conservative”. Conservative movies like Atlas Shrugged barely make a blip. How much money have conservative documentaries made - they don’t even come close to liberal documentaries. And conservatives seem to always bomb on comedies.


14 posted on 02/08/2012 10:30:59 AM PST by Sam Gamgee (May God have mercy upon my enemies, because I won't. - Patton)
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To: Albion Wilde
Some seek news and movies online,

Just so they can choose their fare...

Some suck at the boob of the Hollywood tube

Then vote liberally with blank glassy stares.



15 posted on 02/08/2012 10:46:16 AM PST by AnTiw1 (I lived through a mormon hell, I will not live in a country with a mormon president.)
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To: fish hawk; IowaHawk; Scotswife

Conservatives tend towards subtlety in their writings. What is needed is a brickbat. At their sharpest tongued, put together Ann Coulter, Michelle Malkin, Ted Nugent and several other caustic and harsh writers, only then soften it up with a bit of IowaHawk’s Will Rogers.

Pull no punches, for once.


16 posted on 02/08/2012 10:47:21 AM PST by yefragetuwrabrumuy
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Did you buy Atlas Shrugged?


17 posted on 02/08/2012 10:57:43 AM PST by Joe the Pimpernel (Too many lawmakers, too many laws, too many lawyers.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Agree with all you said. I’m to the point of puking every time I hear a republican say anything about “reaching across the aisle”. Those people have to be kicked out of the Republican Party. Start with Boehner and Steele and the such. Romney too.


18 posted on 02/08/2012 11:13:37 AM PST by fish hawk (Isa. 42:12 Let them give glory unto the Lord and declare his praise in the islands. (Maui))
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Yeah, I think Ann Coulter just wrote a movie script titled “Mittens”


19 posted on 02/08/2012 11:13:39 AM PST by douginthearmy (Obamagebra: 1 job + 1 hope + 1 change = 0 jobs + 0 hope)
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To: Sub-Driver

Interesting. According to these people, the number of liberal films (105) and the number of conservative films (91) is pretty close


20 posted on 02/08/2012 11:16:46 AM PST by Bubba Ho-Tep ("More weight!"--Giles Corey)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

Somebody should figure how to shorten Unintended Consequences to screenplay length...

That one throws subtlety out the window...


21 posted on 02/08/2012 11:18:25 AM PST by Little Ray (FOR the best Conservative in the Primary; AGAINST Obama in the General.)
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To: yefragetuwrabrumuy

when filming a conservative movie, the director should take every opportunity to mock the ideology/philosophy/agenda of those who would be our political masters. Going for the guffaw at the expense of the far left would increase the box office nicely.


22 posted on 02/08/2012 11:23:33 AM PST by W. W. SMITH (Obama is Romney lite)
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To: Sub-Driver

I just got back from Movieguide.org. It took a while to find, because the article didn’t have the link, and the article it linked to didn’t have it. I went looking for good family movies to add to my Netflix queue, but it is a link pimp disaster. For instance, they have a list of top 100 movies, which would require 100 clicks to access. 100 slow loading, graphic heavy clicks. So, it isn’t going in my favorites.


23 posted on 02/08/2012 11:28:42 AM PST by sportutegrl
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To: murron

Currently Courageous is the highest grossing small indie film in DVD sales. Before that ranking, Fireproof was the all-time highest grossing small indie film production.

Speaks volumes, doesn’t it.


24 posted on 02/08/2012 12:55:06 PM PST by This Just In
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25 posted on 02/08/2012 1:18:21 PM PST by TheOldLady (FReepmail me to get ON or OFF the ZOT LIGHTNING ping list)
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To: laweeks

I meant to say: Ill ADD that i can’t wait to see act of valor.

It comes out this month.


26 posted on 02/08/2012 2:12:35 PM PST by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: And2TheRepublic
Act of Valor. It comes out this month.

Supposed to be good?

27 posted on 02/08/2012 3:05:47 PM PST by laweeks
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To: Responsibility2nd

They make their movies for each other ... not the general public. Well, maybe teenage boys.


28 posted on 02/08/2012 3:19:14 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: Responsibility2nd

They make their movies for each other ... not the general public. Well, maybe teenage boys.


29 posted on 02/08/2012 3:19:44 PM PST by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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To: laweeks

Yes. Check out some of the trailers on youtube.

It is essentially bankrolled by the Navy so that it accurately portrays real life scenarios, vehicles, and equipment.

Also played by real SEALs. Looks like it should be good.


30 posted on 02/08/2012 3:53:54 PM PST by And2TheRepublic (People like freedom of speech, but only when it's sweet to their ears.)
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To: Scotswife

Yep, script by Iowahawk,
directed by Ace of Spades.
That would be good.


31 posted on 02/08/2012 4:06:36 PM PST by Doulos1 (Bitter Clinger Forever!)
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To: The_Reader_David

“Seems to work for TV, too, considering NCIS’s standing.”

I’m watching a repeat right now. I’m hooked——big time.


32 posted on 02/08/2012 4:13:02 PM PST by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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