Hollywood appears to be paying the price for being a liberal anti-Trump cult.
Summer movie sales are down 12% year over year.
Could this be due to Trump voters souring and boycotting hollywood altogether? We think so.
A summer movie slate stacked with remakes, reboots, and sequels has helped produce a disappointing domestic box office decline of 12 percent over the same time period last year.
The North American box office took in an estimated $3.43 billion from May to date, according to data from comScore and Box Office Mojo — down 12 percent from the $3.9 billion made this time last year.
“What we all saw this summer is audiences were fickle. The stuff they liked, they really liked,” Jeffrey Goldstein, distribution chief for Warner Bros., told the Associated Press. “The movies that were well received were rewarded with good holds.”
The industry was hit hard this summer by several high-profile bombs, including King Arthur: Legend of the Sword, Alien: Covenant, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets, Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales, Transformers: The Last Knight, and The Mummy.