By Logan McRay
The $40 million lecture on the evils of intolerance “Welcome to Marwen” bombed at the box office.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
“Robert Zemeckis' Welcome to Marwen, starring Steve Carell, got wiped out over the weekend in its domestic box office debut with a scant $2.4 million from 1,191 cinemas, tying with Johnny Knoxville's Action Point (Paramount) to mark the worst opening of 2018 for a major Hollywood studio release.”
The movie is based on the true story of Mark Hogancamp who was beaten outside of a bar after allegedly saying he liked to wear women’s shoes. He suffered brain damage as a result of the beating and constructed a realistic village in his backyard to fight “Nazis.”
Television advertising for the movie version focused on the “fighting Nazis” aspect of the story with Steve Carell enlisting a harem of multiracial female dolls to assist him. If this doesn’t put you in the holiday mood, consider the horrifying visual effects used to make the dolls resemble actors. Not surprising, considering Zemeckis previously directed unintentional nightmare fuel “The Polar Express.”
This would seem to be a tough holiday sell for most people, who can easily get their Cultural Marxism for free.