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Promised Land [Anti-Fracking Film Has Been a HUGE BOX OFFICE FAILURE]
Posted on 01/16/2013 7:04:22 AM PST by SoFloFreeper
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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; energy; film; fracking; hollywood; miserablefailure; movie; moviereview; oil
This piece of crap, funded by oil sheiks, ranked TENTH in its opening weekend of wide release.
Translation: no one except the moronic kooks went to watch this garbage.
Matt Damon and his oil sheik pals who hate American energy independence campaign against fracking while they live the lives of multi-millionaires.
Shove it Matt. And your hero Zero too.
Damon and his fellow Obama worshipers in Hollywood can all go frack themselves.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:06:55 AM PST
("Those who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities." Voltaire)
To a Redbox near you...
posted on 01/16/2013 7:08:52 AM PST
by gov_bean_ counter
(Hope and Change has become Attack and Obfuscate.)
Bummer John and Matt
See what happens when you write a movie for your friends financed by our free market enemies?
posted on 01/16/2013 7:14:07 AM PST
(Obama: The Affirmative Action President.)
I guess I'm a little surprised at its failure. All the ads I've seen for it on TV downplay the politics and make it appear to be a romance film. If it is doing badly, then I suspect either:
1.) The complete trailers shown in theaters make it look political, and thus, boring, or
2.) Matt Damon just doesn't pack in the viewers unless he's in a Bourne film.
Either scenario works for me.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:17:20 AM PST
( Pray for Obama- Psalm 109:8)
My buddy turned down a fracking contract because of all the convoluted bad views....He’s really, really mad at himself now.
Matt Damon: F.A.G.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:19:40 AM PST
("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
“Fracknation” in the meantime, is doing quite well from what I understand.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:19:53 AM PST
For his next project, Damon can film an in-depth examination of the types and variety of magazines typically found in tax preparer waiting rooms.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:30:46 AM PST
(You can roll manure in powdered sugar but that don't make it a jelly doughnut.)
Needs a Nelson, “Ha Ha”.
Also, what did it cost to produce? Hopefully losing $$$.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:31:28 AM PST
(Keep your head up and keep moving forward!)
This piece of crap, funded by oil sheiks, ranked TENTH in its opening weekend of wide release. Translation: no one except the moronic kooks went to watch this garbage.
Hmmm... Maybe my tag line becoming irrelevant. I should probably change it to something else.
posted on 01/16/2013 7:36:06 AM PST
(Matt Damon is to natural gas fracking as Jane Fonda is to nuclear power generation.)
Who wants to spend 8-10 bucks per ticket watching a film about dirty ground water in a small town?
posted on 01/16/2013 7:48:21 AM PST
I looked at the Mojo site for how much it cost to make and distribute. I could not find that. Does anyone know how much they stand to lose on this?
Wow. Promised Land was funded by the United Arab Emirates, who have a financial stake, of course, in preventing the development of alternatives to oil.
posted on 01/16/2013 8:00:24 AM PST
They had a production budget of $15 million. Pennsylvania gave them $4 million in tax credits.
So it looks like they have lost $4 million on this POS.
posted on 01/16/2013 8:04:38 AM PST
(To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
According to the following site, the budget was $15 mil, but Pennsylvania gave the production a $4 million tax credit. Although mentioned, there is no info on the amount OPEC pitched in. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Promised_Land_(2012_film)
posted on 01/16/2013 8:48:41 AM PST
(Having a gun doesn't make you safer, but knowing how to use one does.)
Matt Damon is in his 40’s now. He’s an old man as for as romance goes.
posted on 01/16/2013 9:32:28 AM PST
(Pray for revival.)
Which studio distributed it? Which cable channel will keep it in heavy rotation until the "cost" has been recouped?
Which libraries will buy copies?
box office is only one avenue stream. This is "infotainment" for educrats (and activists) to use to indoctrinate.
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