A Cautionary Tale

Well, that was different. Yep. Lousy.Our plan to workshop the Sarah Palin Musical off-off-off Broadway before unleashing it on a grateful public appears well-founded — especially when you consider the alternative:

In New York, Beck sold 17 tickets. In Boston, another 17. And in Washington, D.C., the hotbed of political activism, his tearful film drew only 30, Raw Story has found.

Glenn Beck’s new movie The Christmas Sweater — A Return To Redemption — released for a viewing Thursday night in hundreds of theaters across the country. While it performed better in the south and in rural, more conservative areas, his ability to draw viewers in major US markets was a bust.

“The theater’s almost empty,” a representative at Regal Cinemas in Manhattan told Raw Story moments before it began.

Perhaps it’s unfair to focus on markets where Beck didn’t stand a chance — but it was his choice to open in those markets. Then again, charging twenty bucks a head probably didn’t help. Neither did his choice to devote a major song-and-dance number to his 2008 butt surgery. We can do better.

Beck’s movie bombs in New York, Boston — and Washington, D.C. [Raw Story]
7 Comments

I must explain to you about ‘ice’.

You all see that thing on gawker where that one powerball winner lady is going to use the coin to fund indie film? Awesome.

His 2008 butt surgery? That’s where the installed the additional assholes he’s been getting his talking points from, right? :)

Maybe he’s hoping for a second wind via the midnight movie circuit.

@redmanlaw: Seriously? Shit, she should just give it to me.

@Jamie Sommers: I personally am sick and tired of them giving away my Powerball jackpots to fuckin’ rednecks and made-up old people in the Midwest.

@redmanlaw: I think Powerball payouts are like the chances of Renewal on the Carousel in Logan’s Run: i.e., somewhat mythical.

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