Thursday, April 28, 2011

Atlas Shrugged Parts 2 and 3 Very Unlikely

Indiewire writes:
‘Atlas Shrugged’ Producer Scrapping Plans For Pt. 2 & 3, Blames Reviews

...the film managed a decent enough limited opening a few weeks back picking up $1.7 million at around 300 locations, but this past weekend, it took a hefty 50% drop, despite adding more than 150 screens to its count suggesting that the rails had already run out on the film’s commercial prospects...

 24 Frames talked to the producer, who told them “Critics, you won. I’m having deep second thoughts on why I should do Part 2… Why should I put up all of that money if the critics are coming like lemmings? I’ll make my money back and I’ll make a profit, but do I wanna go and do two? Maybe I just wanna see my grandkids and go on strike.”...

As Aglialoro suggests, he won’t lose money on it—the film was produced far too cheaply for that—but it seems that the effort involved, the low profit margins, and the critical brickbats slung at the film, have sapped his desire to get Rand’s work on screens..


  1. Unfortunately, the movie wasn't any good. I am a huge fan of Rand's work and had high hopes for this film but it turned out to be flat and boring which certainly wasn't my experience with the book. In this case, I agree with the critics. However, I'd still go see Part 2 & 3 if they were made and just hope that they figured out a way to make them more entertaining.

  2. Rejection can be depressing, but as Harlan Ellison said, "those who can be discouraged deserve to be" and Aglialoro seems ready to continue.

    'Atlas Shrugged' Producer Promises Two Sequels Despite Terrible Reviews, Poor Box Office
    8:37 PM 4/27/2011 by Paul Bond

    In fact, said John Aglialoro, the co-producer and financier, it's the monolithic view from critics that say the movie stinks that is motivating him to make Parts 2 and 3, he told The Hollywood Reporter.

  3. Why the heck was Lew Rockwell slobbering all over this movie?

    Jeez, he nearly put a hit out on Roger Ebert after his review.

    There certainly is a lot of groupthink going on over at LRC.

    "Dear God, Ron Paul's new book is only at #3!!!! If you want to make Bernanke shake in his handmade shoes, you MUST BUY THIS BOOK! THUS IT IS DECREED, MY WILL BE DONE."

    I mean, at least Wenzel has some control over himself and doesn't fall into that kind of garbage.

    Now, I'll bet that I see all copyrights lifted across the world, before I see this comment actually posted.

    Hmmm, maybe Wenzel will prove me wrong and show that he doesn't censor perfectly (hilarious) acceptable comments.

  4. Lew Rockwell was not slobbering all over the movie. Some people on the blog liked it, but Lew kept saying the trailer was cringeworthy. Why criticize Lew for something he didn't do? Strange.