Rob Reiner’s new movie is a total dud. Maybe if he spent more time on the film and less time floating conspiracy theories about Trump on cable news, the outcome would have been different.
Rob Reiner’s Shock and Awe Earns a Measly $41,000 on Opening Weekend
Director Rob Reiner‘s new movie Shock and Awe, about journalists during the Iraq War, debuted this weekend… to disappointing numbers.
According to the movie’s description on Rotten Tomatoes, the film is “based on the true events of Knight Ridder journalists who were the only ones who ‘got it right’ in the lead-up to the 2003 Iraq War when they questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.”
Yet, you would be forgiven for not knowing that because this weekend practically no one bought tickets to see the film, which opened in limited release on July 13th.
In contrast, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, which topped ticket sales earned $44,100,00.
Now granted, the latter is a big budget kids movie, but in comparison, Shock and Awe earned about the same amount on its first weekend as Show Dogs did for the same period. That film has been running for 9 weeks and ranks 17 percent on the Rotten Tomatometer.
What a shame. It looks like all of Rob Reiner’s new friends in the “Resistance” didn’t show up to buy tickets.