Warmist epic 'Greedy Lying Bastards' bombs at the box office

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 BastardsCraig 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:

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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.

MattS says:

Comparing GLB to blockbuster entertainment films doesn’t seem fair some how. How does it compare to other documentaries.

http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?view=main&sort=opengross&order=DESC&pagenum=2&id=documentary.htm

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.

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john robertson

So another fine own goal, the energy has gone out of the ‘Cause” even their lies are tired desperate mumbling.

Lol. Good one. Greenpeas turnover $305m

davidxn

“The $1.5 million film is an investigation of the influence the fossil fuel industry has had on the political process and efforts to combat climate change.”
I can see the problem: they have the premise backwards. It should have been done this way:
“The $10,000 film is an investigation of the influence the political process has had on climate change and efforts to combat the fossil fuel industry.”

jcales

And how many people pay to read the utter tripe you spew? Oh, maybe the Hartland Institute is one of them.
REPLY: LOL^2! WUWT is a FREE TO READ blog. Did you pay anything to read here?
The stupid, it burns. – Anthony

Ahhh, but to the rescue will be public schools busing children in to indoctrinate them.

Doug Proctor

The more they do, the more they are confronted by minor public support. It must be disheartening. Which is the beginning of people like Jerry Rubin going from anti-everything activists to mainstream pimps.
Great idea.

jcales says:
March 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm
And how many people pay to read the utter tripe you spew? Oh, maybe the Hartland Institute is one of them.
REPLY: LOL^2! WUWT is a FREE TO READ blog. Did you pay anything to read here?
The stupid, it burns. – Anthony
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Funny !!
FIrst I saw that this was snipped and then it came back !!
Glad you showed what it was Anthony !!
[Reply: I snipped it. jcales can do his spewing elsewhere. This is a class site, and above his gratuitous insults. — mod.]
[Reply2: Anthony re-posted it. Now everyone can see ‘jcales’ lack of class.
mod.]

nigelf

Looks good on them. Too bad it wasn’t 10 million dollars to make it.
Nobody cares about their cause anymore and that’s got to hurt big time. But we all will be the winners for it.

john

What was the carbon footprint of this film?

Sam the First

I agree that the problem is we can’t stop this being pushed in schools and shown on the Discovery Channel, which was probably the purpose of it anyway rather than to make money.

jcales says:
March 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm
And how many people pay to read the utter tripe you spew? Oh, maybe the Hartland Institute is one of them.
[Reply: I snipped it. jcales can do his spewing elsewhere. This is a class site, and above his gratuitous insults. — mod.]
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Would it be ironic if that were post # 1,000,000??

Anthony: WHO was the arch villain? I’m missing that!
REPLY: Myron Ebell, of CEI – Anthony

Ouluman

And most of the people going to see it probably saw it advertised here first at WUWT! Would love to see the real thing “Global Lying B****” showing the alarmists’ decline to abandonment. Starring Al ´”Almighty God” Gore and Michael “Even mightier” Mann. The first scene would be fire burning at the North Pole ……..

james griffin

I just wish the apathy the public are showing would turn to anger….for the record just in case a few warmers are paying a visit.
1) In order for your theory to be correct there has to be a warming of the Tropical Troposphere….none found by weather balloons over 20 years and none found by the Aqua satellite.
2) CO2’s ability to create heat is logarithmic and not linear…therefore as you stack it up you get a diminishing return…so it cannot overheat the planet. For a doubling of todays levels the warming would be around 1C and a further doubling even less and another doubling less again and so on.
3) The computer models are biased towards positive feedback with negatives virtually ignored.
Therefore it is litte wonder CAGW has not materialised.

Green Sand

“And how many people pay to read the utter tripe you spew? Oh, maybe the Hartland Institute is one of them.”
Yup, but only on every seventh day.

John Tillman

Maybe it would have done better if it weren’t for all the cold weather & snow around the country, keeping people at home.

Steve B

Matthew W says:
March 12, 2013 at 3:54 pm
Ahhh, but to the rescue will be public schools busing children in to indoctrinate them.
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No no no. They release a DVD which the schools will pay big bucks for and indoctrinate the little ones in class.
/sarc

geran

OT, but I see WUWT’s ENSO meter is approaching exact neutral. Maybe I’m being too optimistic, but that could translate to the end of drought in US Midwest.

Jarrett Jones

Based on the title I thought this film would be about Al Gore and the selling of Current TV to Big Oil.

Academy Award, Best Documentary. – Lock.
HBO, then NBC – Lock.
Nobel Peace Prize – Long shot.

highflight56433

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When does the count count? Funny how there seems to be a deflecting transference of their own self image as in “Greedy Lying Bastards” temperament onto others.

Wamron

Re Jcales…..Bwahahahahajahjahahahjahahhahahahajhahjahahahahah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
The news about the film is the most heartening thing Ive read in ages. I was getting fed up with his site, but thanks for this news. Really boosted my mood.
Then that nads comment is the cherry on top. You didnt make it up did you.?Just sooo good its hard to believe an idiot could be so frank with its idiocy.

Speaking of lying bastards:
http://ace.mu.nu/archives/338270.php

Wamron

Re schools: In the UK a court ruled that any school showing Al Gores efort would also haveto acknowledge anddeclare 45 pages of factual innacuracies.
The USA is a lawyer-operated society (a shysterland if not actually sheisland) …if the above was accomplished in theUK, then surely you lot can do better with those legalistic resources than just sit back and moan about the movie going to schools ?

Brian D Finch

Really MUST[n’t] see this!

PaulH

I wonder how many of those ticket buying customers were actually skeptics/luke-warmers ready to take notes? ;->

Galane

The watermelons just can’t seem to comprehend the fact that the majority of the public knows them for what they are and no longer fall for their agitprop.

MattS

Comparing GLB to blockbuster entertainment films doesn’t seem fair some how. How does it compare to other documentaries.
http://www.boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?view=main&sort=opengross&order=DESC&pagenum=2&id=documentary.htm
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.

TeeWee

Davidxn had the seed of a good idea. What if reasonable people chipped in and funded a movie about once respected and now turned corrupt researchers and scientists in cahoots with agenda driven political hacks who fomented a Man Made Global Warming scheme to defraud the world of billions. It could be a hit.

Brian

I doubt many even know this movie exists in the first place. Ticket sales have little to do with quality anyway. Not that I’m defend the movie, but I doubt anyone is asking for their money back.
Just saying…

JaceF

Epic fail as they probably can’t show it in schools due to profanity in the title

pokerguy

Ok, so jcales is obviously not too bright. But I think you guys are misreading his intent. Unless he’s literally retarded which I doubt, he understands that WUWT is FREE. His point I believe, murky and illogical though it is, is that at least some people paid to see that risible movie whereas NOBODY pays to read WUWT.
(Because it’s you know, free. So why should they pay? So yes, stupid x 3, but not utterly without some sort of thought process.)

Gary Pearse

Heck it had a bigger audience here!

With an intellect like Daryl Hannah’s behind this epic , how can it miss? By the way, who the hell is Daryl Hannah and why can’t she spell? Is Daryl a male, a female, or a neuter?

DaveR

Greedy Lying Bastards, thought it was a movie about climategate.

Scott Basinger

I don’t see why it wasn’t more popular. Sounds like a great date movie!

highflight56433

….movie houses are where we get yummy demonic salted popcorn and evil death drink soda. That’s according to Mika Brzezinski MSNBC “Industry groups like theater owners serve popcorn that is so full of salt it will kill you and these big drinks that you sit for two hours and drink and become sick…”
Kind of looks like the warmistas got her message…stayed home…ate sprouts and drank filtered water.

Dave

Maybe jcales was emotionally distraught when he made the post. It’s possible that he invested in the production of the tripe

You have to pay to read here? I guess that explains where all my Big Oil checks are going, clearly my WUWT reading/posting privileges are being deducted from my checks before I get them. Evidently the sums even out, because I never get a bill from Anthony, so it’s all good!
I’ve never even heard of this movie, by the way.

Craig Moore

I think the title should be” Greeny Lying Bastards…et al…ad nauseum.”

pokerguy wrote: “Unless he’s literally retarded which I doubt,”
I don’t doubt it.

“probably don’t eat that evil butter flavored popcorn or drink Coke because it reminds them of the Koch Brothers”
I saw an ad on TV a few days ago where Coke was hyping their support of WWF to the tune of $5 million for polar bear something or other.
Coke has lost me as a customer.

old construction worker

“Daryl Hannah Boards ‘Greedy Lying Bastards’ Documentary as Executive Producer”
I thought for sure it you would say it was funded by the NSF. I wonder, if someone followed the “money” if part of it didn’t come from the NSF.

BarryW

You mean it wasn’t about Al Gore and Mann?

I wonder how many of those that went to this movie thought is was a sequel to Dirty Rotten Scoundrels: 🙂
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0095031/

R. Shearer

Looks like they should have titled it something like, “The Climate of Oz.”

Sean

The best part is knowing that useful idiot Darryl Hannah lost her shirt. Good thing she believes in global warming because she may get a little cold protesting without her shirt after this flop.

I think there could be a successful TV series based on the climate skeptic / alarmist theme. Similar to The Big Bang Theory, but without the annoying cloitus jokes.
Of course it would have to present the science accurately as TBBT seems to try to do.

David L. Hagen

GLB has a ways to go before it catches up to #20
“Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed RM $7,720,487 1,052 $2,970,848 1,052″

Is the correct word “irony”, or is it “hypocrisy”?
The large majority of people debating against CAGW theory and practices, are not receiving any funding for their actions in this issue, are certainly not liars and are unlikely to be “bastards”, either literally or figuratively speaking.
So it could be logically argued that the title and premise of the film are themselves a lie!
Also insulting. (Seems to be a common enough technique of the ‘warmist’ group).
Now the hypocracy – The title of the film actually neatly and truthfully describes the producers of the film, AND also of the CAGW proponents, wouldn’t you agree?