Socialist Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate change documentary absolutely bombed at the box office, averaging only $80 per theater.
The film, “To the End,” was filmed over the course of four years and it made less than $10,000 across 120 theaters throughout the United States. Imagine spending four years on a film and it only made $10,000 on opening weekend.
Check out what Fox News reported:
The new film, “To the End,” was filmed over four years and follows four young women, Cortez, activist Varshini Prakash, climate policy writer Rhiana Gunn-Wright and political strategist Alexandra Rojas, as they attempt to pass sweeping climate change legislation in Congress.
The film currently boasts an 88% “fresh” critic score on Rotten Tomatoes and does not yet have an audience score.
The documentary debuted on more than 120 screens over the weekend but garnered less than $10,000 dollars across all theaters, coming in 33rd place overall at the box office.
Several Oscar-bait films lauded during film festivals have struggled to excel in theaters this year, with critics attributing the audience drop-off to the rise in streaming platforms, audiences’ increasing distrust in critic scores, and topics that do not interest a large swathe of the public.
Some viewers noted how the film was “absolutely terrible,” saying that it made them dislike Ocasio-Cortez by the end of the film.
“I feel like I must have watched a completely different movie than the ones [the critics] watched,” one viewer said. “It was absolutely terrible, and it actually made me dislike Alexandria Cortez after it was all over. I now see the audience score and I would say it is much more accurate compared to the critics.”
Check out some of the reactions on Twitter:
I’m laughing heartily because the new @AOC film on climate change “To the End” got rave reviews from the usual robotic left-wing claque but still generated a miserable $80 per theater. Over multiple days with multiple showings she sold around 8 tickets per theater. Major bomb! pic.twitter.com/zpDWi1pfVj
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) December 13, 2022
— Christian Toto (@HollywoodInToto) December 13, 2022
This it the end, my friend.
Roadside Attractions' documentary on climate change, TO THE END, "starring" AOC, was voted out of the box office–just $9,667 in 120 theaters, $81 per.
Yes, $81 per.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) December 12, 2022
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