A million dollars? They should be so lucky. Box Office Mojo is now reporting Atlas Shrugged III to have achieved a first weekend gross of $355,000.00 on 242 screens, or $1467 per screen. My quick calculation tells me that that works out to about 21 paid customers per screening. Well, at least you wouldn't have had a problem getting a good seat.
I want to state clearly that, although I do take a good deal of pleasure in reporting on right wing humiliations like this, that is not the reason I keep writing posts about them. This is just one more proof that the great right wing populist rebellion in this country simply does not exist, and is nothing but the product of Republican lies and the press' willingness to repeat them. Whether it's national marches on Washington that can't get 500 people or Impeach Obama demonstrations that cant get 10, or the Republican party's obvious knowledge that they can't win elections even in Republican States without rigging the vote every way they can, or even the pathetic turnout for right wing movies like this one, it is obvious that there is no popular movement behind the Repubican party, and it exists today only on the votes it can buy with hundreds of millions of dollars from hyper-rich sociopaths who are in the end their only real constituency.