January 18, 2006, - 10:38 am
By Debbie Schlussel
It’s official. Steven Spielberg’s “Munich” is a box office bust.
It may have gotten critical acclaim from some (but not all) left-wing movie critics. But the critics who matter–moviegoers–have said “Thumbs Down” for several weeks, now, to “Munich.”
In theaters for over a month, “Munich” has made just under $33 million, yet cost over $70 million to make. In the last week, it dropped from #6 to #11 at the box office.
One of the most popular blogs, Captain’s Quarters, criticized my post after “Munich’s” first weekend at the box, saying my calling it a failure was premature. But I was right, and now entering week five, my statement continues to be borne out.
“Munich” is a failure. The free market and the American viewing public have spoken. They don’t like movies that sympathize with terrorists and tell us not to fight the War on Terror.
Let’s hope Hollywood will finally listen.
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