AOC’s Climate Crisis Doc Tanks at Box Office

The movie’s official trailer from YouTube


From the description on YouTube

Filmed over four years of hope and crisis, TO THE END captures the emergence of a new generation of leaders and the movement behind the most sweeping climate change legislation in U.S. history. Award-winning director Rachel Lears (Knock Down The House) follows four exceptional young women— Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, activist Varshini Prakash, climate policy writer Rhiana Gunn-Wright, and political strategist Alexandra Rojas— as they grapple with new challenges of leadership and power and work together to defend their generation’s right to a future.

To The End opened on Friday December 9th. Here are the weekend gross receipts from Box Office Mojo

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Less than $10,000 from 120 theaters. That may be a record low.

I checked two theaters near me. One had four showings/day the other five.

Assuming a similar number of showings per day nationwide, this would mean, on Saturday and Sunday, less than one person per showing, and at best, one audience per showing on Friday, if we assume a minimum ticket price of eight dollars.

Since most people don’t go the movies alone, that’s a lot of showings with zero people in the audience, likely more than 50%.

On Rotten Tomatoes, as expected, the film received a high critics’ score of 83%. Continuing the trend of divergence between audiences and critics, out of the more than 100 audience ratings there was not a single viewer review above the minimum of one star.

Audiences are apparently just stupid. After all it is an award winning film.

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December 15, 2022 2:09 am

My guess is the critics who contributed to Rotten Tomatoes didn’t watch it either…

Last edited 3 months ago by Eric Worrall
michael hart
Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 15, 2022 2:32 am

When did Rotten Tomatoes last have any credibility at all? It’s been obvious for a long time that critics reviews are just shill reviews by the access media. Negative audience scores are throttled, called brigading, and the audience called the usual insults.

The one thing Rotten Tomatoes really hates is rotten tomatoes.

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Reply to  michael hart
December 15, 2022 3:51 am

I once had my down votes on YT on liberal outlets systematically turned to up votes by the system. Doesn’t happen anymore.

More Soylent Green!
Reply to  niceguy12345
December 15, 2022 9:42 am

Were the votes tabulated by voting machines?

May Contain Traces of Seafood
Reply to  niceguy12345
December 15, 2022 6:12 pm

That is because you CLEARLY do not know what you are doing and can’t be trusted.

Our Elites and Experts honestly think this way. People who are giving negative reviews are clearly only doing it out of spite, so they are not being fair and hence should be removed to only live the ‘real’ neutral or positive reviews.

Review Bombing, they say, Is Part of the Alt Right.

However what they fail to consider is that Review Bombing works both ways. What if the difference between multiple people going onto a review site to say ‘1/10, would rather stick forks in eyes then watch again’ and multiple accounts from oddly newly created accounts saying ‘OMG! 10/10! Stunning and Brave?’

Yes Review Bombing exists, but it exists because a sub group as a whole are utterly sick of being offered up utter rubbish and expected to pay for and praise it.

Formal “Reviewers” can squee all they want about how good a movie is, but a single reviewer fills a single seat.

Either you consider your movie to be art for art’s sake and publish at a loss, or you need to have people actually give you money to see your product.

Bryan A
Reply to  michael hart
December 15, 2022 5:41 am

Probably quoted directly from the “Press Release” posted on whatever passes for the Liberal equivalent of Twitter

Reply to  Bryan A
December 15, 2022 9:15 am

There’s a liberal equivalent to Twitter? How much further left can they get?

Bryan A
Reply to  MarkW
December 15, 2022 6:56 pm

They can get sooo far left that they start looking right … But they’re still wrong

Reply to  MarkW
December 17, 2022 9:00 am

Yes, Mastodon is the liberal version of Twitter.

Reply to  Eric Worrall
December 15, 2022 9:14 am

That’s been my opinion of “critics” for years.
Long time ago, I made a point of avoiding any movie that was nominated for an Oscar (except for music and special affects).
Lately I’ve been avoiding pretty much everything out of Hollywood. Even Disney no longer makes the cut.

Reply to  MarkW
December 15, 2022 5:47 pm

As usual I’m pretty much in agreement with you.

Except now-a-days if it comes from Disney, I ignore it. They require too much wokeness.

December 15, 2022 2:26 am

What is a Crested Butt?

Reply to  leefor
December 15, 2022 3:13 am

Probably what chorus girls used to have when they stuck ostrich feathers in their knickers in far off non diversity and equality days

Reply to  alastairgray29yahoocom
December 15, 2022 4:16 am

Thanks, alastairgray. The image your comment created made me smile.


Reply to  alastairgray29yahoocom
December 15, 2022 10:01 am

Better than a crusty butt

Uncle Mort
Reply to  leefor
December 15, 2022 3:50 am

It’s where the awards come from.

Reply to  Uncle Mort
December 15, 2022 5:16 am

Pull it. LOL

Bryan A
Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 5:43 am

Naw that would be Crusted

Reply to  Bryan A
December 15, 2022 8:04 am

Not at first.

Alexy Scherbakoff
December 15, 2022 3:18 am

Maybe they should pay people to watch it.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
December 15, 2022 3:28 am

Ha. Knowing this lot, they will make it compulsory …..

Reply to  Hysteria
December 15, 2022 4:22 am

Hysteria, my fear is that they WILL make it compulsory brainwashing viewing for public school kids here in the U.S., just like that nonsensical Gore inconvenience.

What could be worse than movies featuring failed politicians and propaganda-generating researchers? Oy vey!


abolition man
Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 15, 2022 6:10 am

Required viewing in Commiefornia classrooms in 3, 2, 1…!

AGW is Not Science
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
December 15, 2022 3:53 am

They couldn’t pay me enough. Unless I was supied with rotten tomatoes to throw at the screen.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
December 15, 2022 4:11 am

Based on my experience as a trucker having delivered and picked up in her congressional district a couple times, I doubt that many of her constituents would see it since at least half of them don’t speak English.

Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
December 15, 2022 9:28 am

OSHA may have something to say about that.

Bob Meyer
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
December 15, 2022 5:34 pm

I don’t know. That seems awfully close to prostitution.

Peta of Newark
December 15, 2022 3:44 am

Maybe I have too much time on my hands but I’m soooo trying to figure what’s going on here, with these girls.

I’m kinda thinking ‘ergot’ – a very plausible cause for the appearance witches in olden times
And then, is ‘someone trying tell me something‘, this landed in an email this morning:

CopyPasteQuote:”Glyphosate has infiltrated our air, food, and water.
In a shocking study by my friends at “GMO Free USA”, 39 out or 44 restaurants tested positive for Glyphosate in their food!
The most toxic was the whole grain bagel at Panera Bread, a company with the motto: ‘100% of our food is 100% clean’. 
Even bread from Whole Foods was loaded.

OK it’s almost as panic stricken and hysterical as AOC herself, talks about ‘friends’ but maybe there’s a (haha) grain of truth in it?
That’s exactly the sort of stuff AOC would be eating innit? whole grain bagels

I’m coming to the conclusion that nobody should eat Modern Wheat.
Yes, Norman Bolaug did wondrous work but, with the dwarf wheat he created, he turned Wheat Gluten into an absolute horror.

It is a monster molecule (in every sense) made up of smaller, equally monstrous parts and perfectly trashes our digestive tracts as it goes through.
OK, we have been eating gluten from lots of sources for a very long time but it still affects Every Last One of us, to varying degree. But in comparison, they were benign.

Some folks seem entirely impervious, but they ain’t.
And for increasing numbers of folks, it is life-endangering hell.

Mix the new wheat gluten with Glyphosate, then add the fact that, and despite Idso Snr’s assertions, Vitamin C in our food is now 15% of what it was 3 generations ago.
Vitamin C is our immune system and that system is what protects us from exactly those sorts of horrors.
Also Vitamin A (hello hello: Golden Rice anyone – why is there now a requirement for such stuff?)

Would that set off The Insanity that is: Climate Change?
Have we all become witches, to varying degree?

Not least, the countries/societies/places where climate hysteria is rife are exactly the places that use most Roundup. (Now called ‘Gallup’ in the UK)
Plus: The exact same places where most, per capita, people perished from ‘the virus that can not be named

And when Linus Pauling said what he did about Vitamin C, he was and still is, laughed at.

Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 15, 2022 4:47 am

Here’s a tip, Peta. Foster’s lager has ascorbic acid added to it during rough processing.

A fun way to ward off vitamin C deficiencies.

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Reply to  strativarius
December 15, 2022 12:26 pm

That may be why even half a pint of Fosters leaves me with a splitting headache. Can’t go near it as a result.

Other lagers are available. I enjoy Kernow at the moment.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 15, 2022 7:18 am

Linus Pauling lived to be 93. Maybe because of taking so much vitamin C or maybe just luckey. He did a lot of bike riding. I’m sure that helped.

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
December 15, 2022 10:36 am

Incidentally, prostrate cancer was his cause of death.

Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 11:36 am

Glad I’m not a cyclist. Those seats are far too uncomfortable!

Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 6:18 pm

“Prostrate” cancer? I think not!

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Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 10:27 pm

Cancer from lying down to much?

John Hultquist
Reply to  Peta of Newark
December 15, 2022 8:27 am

Maybe I have too much time on my hands …”

Fixed it for you. You are welcome! 😁

December 15, 2022 4:02 am

TO THE END for sure dummpkopf!

“The national economy as a whole is facing a huge loss of wealth.”

Reply to  observa
December 15, 2022 5:27 am

I’m seeing a new phenomena in Boulder: Tesla’s for sale by owner. It’s probably being driven by Musk being pushed off the left’s pedestal, as well as economic slowing.

Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 5:55 am

Or maybe it’s time to change the battery?

Reply to  Yirgach
December 15, 2022 8:05 am

Who would buy and take the risk?

Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 11:37 am

Fire or flat battery are both expensive!

Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 5:57 am

Musk has just dumped another 2 or 3 billion dollars worth of Tesla stock

Last edited 3 months ago by strativarius
December 15, 2022 4:22 am

Maybe far, far fewer people are ‘mentally ill’ than AOC et al would like to believe? Maybe more read the daft Green New Deal that was accidentally published. It reads like a 6th form student’s manifesto…

Economic security for all who are unable or unwilling to work

We set a goal to get to net-zero, rather than zero emissions, in 10 years because we aren’t sure that we’ll be able to fully get rid of farting cows and airplanes that fast, but we think we can ramp up renewable manufacturing and power production, retrofit every building in America, build the smart grid, overhaul transportation and agriculture, plant lots of trees and restore our ecosystem to get to net-zero

Who [in their right mind] would want to pay good money for this ego trip?

follows four exceptional young women
as they grapple with new challenges of leadership and power  

And how to fully get rid of farting cows. It’s funny how AOCs waste of celluloid has fared much like that other recent woke disaster; “She Said”

“It has a stellar cast. It has received glowing reviews. And it covers a far more famous investigation — Kantor and Twohey won the Pulitzer Prize in 2018 and it was the Times’ revelations that effectively spawned the #MeToo movement. Yet She Said has flopped spectacularly. Its US opening earlier this month was one of the worst box-office performances in cinema history, taking in a woeful $2.2million over a three-day weekend.”

Maybe you have to be on antisocial media to get it? 

Reply to  strativarius
December 15, 2022 5:30 am

It could be worse.

Reply to  Scissor
December 15, 2022 5:37 am

I think the kid is way more talented than Harris will ever be.

abolition man
Reply to  strativarius
December 15, 2022 6:05 am

Sound like he’s smarter and more emotionally mature as well!

Reply to  abolition man
December 15, 2022 7:12 am

Thinking about it, it isn’t that difficult.

December 15, 2022 4:24 am

Really the problem is that it there are far too many days until the end of the world according to what AOC has said. Most of those that take her seriously can’t count that high!

Reply to  rah
December 15, 2022 5:05 am

Yup, they can’t count higher than the number of appendages they have.


Reply to  Bob Tisdale
December 15, 2022 5:08 am

Do non binary people – eg Biden’s phantom bag snatcher – count all their appendages? Or do they use -1 ?

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Reply to  strativarius
December 15, 2022 5:45 am

Yeah, it’s hard to understand. It wasn’t that long ago when Shania Twain could sing, “Man, I feel like a woman.”

That would be heresy today.

December 15, 2022 5:39 am

Notice that IMDB gave it a whopping 1.6/10, with females showing 4:1 over males.
It was those same females who generously supported the mansion buying spree of BLM.
Don’t think I’ve ever seen a lower rating. Way to go grrlz.

Reply to  Yirgach
December 15, 2022 6:20 am

Someone plagiarized this plot, was that you Joe?

Epic Movie 2.4/10

Four troubled orphans from four separate movie scenarios who are bound together in a wacky chocolate factory after receiving golden tickets to go on an ‘epic adventure.’ After they escape from the clutches of a very scary Willy Wonka they discover the magical world of ‘Gnarnia’ through an enchanted wardrobe. There they must seek the help of a randy lion, a hoard of mutants from the x academy, students of witchcraft and wizardry, funky swash-buckling pirates and a mischievous beaver to defeat the evil white bitch! MovieMagic

Steve Keohane
Reply to  Yirgach
December 15, 2022 8:10 am

Why would the Bureau of Land Management go on a buying spree of mansions?

Reply to  Steve Keohane
December 15, 2022 9:51 am

Director getting ready to retire?

Reply to  Yirgach
December 15, 2022 11:45 am

IMDB down to 1.5/10 with five reviews, four are 1/10 one is 7/10. A PS on one review says “Don’t go if you’re scared of the dark, because you will be all alone.”

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December 15, 2022 5:46 am

How do you spell schadenfreude again?

Reply to  feral_nerd
December 15, 2022 5:54 am

Looking at the four wonder women, how do you spell diversity?

Bob Meyer
Reply to  strativarius
December 15, 2022 6:22 pm

Spelling is racist

abolition man
December 15, 2022 6:15 am

I don’t understand how a widely celebrated and successful actress like Sandy the bartender could not fetch more box office! I hear she has a reality TV show where she pretends to be a congresscritter. Do you wonder if her producers are starting to reconsider their casting yet!?

More Soylent Green!
December 15, 2022 6:42 am

Unlike critics, normal people don’t give points for PC, wokeness, diversity, etc. Audiences want to be entertained. A documentary should engage the audience as well as inform. This film apparently does neither.

Tom Halla
December 15, 2022 6:47 am

Schadenfreude makes me feel vaguely guilty.

December 15, 2022 6:47 am

No surprise. A plethora of earnest movies are tanking this season.

Wait ’til White Noise opens in Netflix in a couple of weeks. Even if you don’t like or don’t think you’ll like the movie, just watch the closing credits. Oscar winning Incredible.

Reply to  bigoilbob
December 15, 2022 7:43 am

Hollywood, as you well know, bob, is now the Marvel Universe.

It’s so full of shiite that the smell has become overwhelming.

Reply to  strativarius
December 15, 2022 7:47 am


Son and DIL have thankfully, severely limited MU exposure to blessed g’kids. I wish they would do the same to vid games/Pokeman, But g’parents shouldn’t meddle…..

Reply to  strativarius
December 16, 2022 7:04 pm

Disney committing woke suicide as Univeral theme parks and movies are thriving.

December 15, 2022 7:10 am

Every opening of your tablet gives you a few climate and eco “end-of-days” articles that you have to skip over or you won’t get to today’s news. Why would anyone further insult their own intelligence with an hour and a half of the same from AOC ? Not even free popcorn….

Reply to  DMacKenzie
December 15, 2022 7:22 am

If there were free popcorn, it would be very salty.

Matthew Bergin
Reply to  DMacKenzie
December 15, 2022 7:48 am

It might if I had a tablet.🤷‍♂️ or a phone 😉

December 15, 2022 7:10 am

While virtually all documentaries rarely produce big box office numbers – people mostly watch them on cable TV channels eventually – it’s also proven that liberal theology makes for bad box office. Even Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Truth” opened to only $281K, and after nearly 2 decades only $49 million, despite being massively hyped by both the greens and the Democrat Party. Certainly more than this flop produced, but far from “blockbuster” status that typically entails box office returns in the hundreds of millions of dollars in the year of release. The top 17 movies in 2022 all produced at least $100+ million this year to date.

The highest grossing documentary this year – “Moonage Daydream”, a doc about David Bowie – produced $4.2 million to rank 106th, and that is 420 times the gross of this film. “To the End” ranked 388th in box office this year to date.

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December 15, 2022 7:54 am

“AOC’s Climate Crisis Doc Tanks at Box Office”

December 15, 2022 8:06 am

Perhaps the title of this silly movie should been: “The End”…

People are finally looking at all the hilarious doom and gloom CAGW predictions made by crazy Leftists over the past 30 years, and realize not one of them came close to reflecting reality..

Fool me once, shame on you.
Fool me twice, shame on me.
Fool me 100 times, shame on both of us..

December 15, 2022 8:15 am

So when do we get an antidote from Bjorn Lomborg or Judith Curry? They would probably get more “butts in seats” than AOC…

December 15, 2022 8:29 am

This is no surprise to any reasonable, sensible, right minded person

Her grasp of politics is demonstrably incompetent, it therefore follows anything she will get involved with, will also tank

The season for these woke lefty, illiberal plotsters is almost over, the pendulum has already begun to swing the right way, as it always has and always will – one only has to look at the results of renewables, ESG investing, Net Zero ideologies etc and the accelerating unpicking of them by societies increasingly hostile to them and those peddling them, to see the BS is no longer being swallowed

The damage done to society by the woke infested cabal, in all their guises, will leave some irreparable consequences, but politicians and their masters in nefarious institutes like the WEF, UN, WHO etc will only push the overwhelming majority to a point, beyond that, the push back will accelerate, as shown recently in Sri Lanka, the Netherlands, China etc

E. Schaffer
December 15, 2022 8:52 am

I guess it would have been way more entertaining if they had tried to provide “facts”, like Al Gore would. One could then discuss the factual nonsense. And at least superficially it might be considered a documentary. Like this it is a politcal add stretched out to 90 min.

December 15, 2022 9:10 am

I I didn’t know that AOC had that many relatives.

More Soylent Green!
December 15, 2022 9:37 am

To the End is in theaters so it will qualify for an Oscar nomination. Believe me, it will be nominated for Best Documentary Feature Film. That’s a done deal.

To the End is expected to have a bad box office. It was most likely distributed as part of a package deal. The theaters signed an agreement to show this piece of crap for a week or two in exchange for the rights to show the next big thing. Then again, it’s on a lot of screens so somebody might have actually thought people would go see it.

Since we here, I’m also going to share my new theory of film with everyone — Why the heck would anybody pay good money to see little films in a theater? (Queue the snark — yes, this film is as little as they get, but we’re digressing.)

Films like documentaries and most character-driven dramas simply don’t take advantage of the big screen. They scale down to home viewing or streaming very nicely. But movies such as Top Gun or Avatar can be better experienced on the big screen, especially when accompanied by DTS or Dolby sound systems.

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Reply to  More Soylent Green!
December 15, 2022 3:46 pm

It’s probably being screened during the day, during the work week. This is the time slot where a lot of theaters re-run past hits for a dollar, in hopes that parents will bring in the kids and buy lots of popcorn. Which is where they make most of their money.

Rich Davis
Reply to  More Soylent Green!
December 15, 2022 4:57 pm

On the contrary, Avatar is best watched without any screen and with earplugs while sleeping. What a pointless hideous waste.

Reply to  Rich Davis
December 15, 2022 11:04 pm

You’re referring to the message. The special effects are pretty good. Story line… not so good

Rich Davis
Reply to  Ex-KaliforniaKook
December 16, 2022 3:41 am

What is it 190 hours long? Oh no I guess that was 190 minutes, only 3 hours and ten minutes. Maybe that’s the length of time they’ve determined that it takes to condition a mind full of mush to believe unsupported rubbish.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Ex-KaliforniaKook
December 16, 2022 3:44 am

Btw a similar comment can be made about most porn flicks.

Climastrology porn? I’ll pass.

December 15, 2022 11:05 am

Are they saving up for a ticket to the next Met Gala?

December 15, 2022 11:50 am

“to defend their generation’s right to a future.”

Basically every action taken in the name of “climate change” will destroy the future for the younger and next generations.

When will they wake up to this fact !

Gunga Din
December 15, 2022 1:16 pm

I haven’t seen it.
I’ll wait till it comes out on VHS.

Rich Davis
Reply to  Gunga Din
December 15, 2022 4:58 pm

Good call.

old cocky
December 15, 2022 2:15 pm

Trying to knock “Plan 9” off its pedestal?

December 15, 2022 2:51 pm

gates , schmidt , rockefeller ; they don’t care how much money they piss away promoting climate baloney .

Dean S
December 15, 2022 5:04 pm

They had tens of thousands of activists, and not even they went to see it…..

Mumbles McGuirck
December 16, 2022 6:31 am

If they wanted to attract viewers they should have titled it “Juicy Bootie – The Revenge”.

December 16, 2022 7:14 am

It will appear regularly on BBCTV and C4 in the UK , justified by inclusion as part of “Climate month” , “black lives month” or “female empowerment month” . One or other of these comnes along every few weeks it seems. I have never yet seen a “Climate Truth month”.

December 18, 2022 2:23 pm

What the hell is a “climate policy writer”?

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