Earns just $45,000.00 nationwide on opening weekend – film cost $1.5 million to make
GLB earned forty five thousand dollars nationwide, wow. Maybe it had to do with the situation described in this review by Alana Goodman from a showing in Washington D.C. area:
Only a handful of people showed up to a screening of Greedy Lying Bastards—Craig Rosebraugh’s documentary that aims to expose the global warming denialist-industrial complex—at an Alexandria, Va., theater on Saturday. And none of them seemed to notice one of the documentary’s star villains seated in the audience.
Yep, the numbers are in, and it’s a bomb. It never even had Box Office Mojo to start with:
The screen above was captured in two parts from Box Office Mojo, which tracks weekend box office ratings.
Note the gross receipts circled in red. The average Theater take was $900, and since the theaters earn their majority of profit on concessions, and the green types that attended probably don’t eat that evil butter flavored popcorn or drink Coke because it reminds them of the Koch Brothers, I’m guessing that a number of those 50 theaters won’t be showing the movie next weekend.
I wonder if eco-activist producer Daryl Hannah will ask for her funding back?
UPDATE: I agree with this comment from MattS, so I’ve elevated it to the post body.
Comparing GLB to blockbuster entertainment films doesn’t seem fair some how. How does it compare to other documentaries.
looking at documentaries for 1982-Present, GLB comes in at 128th for opening weekend take. Not a stellar opening even in it’s own genre.