Sunday, September 14, 2014

'Atlas Shrugged III' Sees Soft Start

The Hollywood Reporter has the details:
Opening in 242 theaters in select markets, the movie grossed between $355,000 and $455,000, well behind the $1.7 million debut of Atlas Shrugged: Part I from 299 locations in April 2011. The second film, launching to $1.8 million in October 2012, isn't an apples-to-apples comparison, since it rolled out in more than 1,000 locations.
For more on the film see: Quick Review: "Atlas Shrugged: Who Is John Galt?"


  1. Comic relief was provided by Glenn Beck in Trotskyite glasses, and Grover Nordquist sitting (silently) at the table with the PTB. If (when) the economy collapses, these films will gain their audience because then they will appear truly prescient. I believe the license plate moment was simply to establish location, thought I don't believe sequoias exist in Colorado. It was entertaining in the way that badly produced, low budget films often are. Low expectations at the outset help.

  2. There are, on the other hand, some very good moments. My favorite is near the end when the Head of State is on the phone trying to impose his will on his lessors, when the lights go out because of the policies put in place by him and his cronies. Such moments of truth-telling make it quite worthwhile. And fun.