Sunday, April 17, 2011

Atlas Shrugged WOWS Moviegoers!

Critics predictably slammed the film but 85% of those who saw it approved, read this report, from here.

Atlas Shrugged (MOVIE) despite very limited distribution, 3rd highest ticket sales

Movie ticket sales company FANDANGO is reporting that the movie ATLAS SHRUGGED has the 3rd highest number of tickets pre-sold of any movie in history. This is pretty amazing given several factors.
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED is only showing in about 10% of the major movie theaters nationwide.
  • A small independent producer made the movie.
  • ATLAS SHRUGGED has no big name stars, in fact it has no stars but rather used TV actors and actresses.
  • The movie was made on a tiny (by Hollywood standards) budget of only $20 Million.
  • Professional movie critics hate the movie, but individuals who have seen it overwhelmingly like the movie.
Rotten Tomatoes lists more than 5,000 user ratings with a total of 86% saying they “like it,” while the critics’ average is a disastrous 7%.
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According to Kaslow, the second and third parts of the film are in the active planning stages, with the second part scheduled to go into production this June for release on April 15, 2012, and the third to follow the same timeline the following year. “The green light decision is ultimately John’s,” says Kaslow. “If we learn there is no commercial interest in the film, I doubt there will be a second or third one. But at this point, we’re the third most ticketed film on Fandango, so I don’t have any reason to believe that we won’t be successful.”

"We are fast approaching the stage of the ultimate inversion:
the stage where the government is free to do anything it pleases,
while the citizens may act only by permission; which is the stage
of the darkest periods of human history, the stage of rule by brute force."
- Ayn Rand
The Wall Street Journal  media section called Speakeasy, carries a report, linked here, declaring the movie a hit which has so far attracted 426 comments. The authorities attempt to bury the film and its message might yet fail, now we must hope it can be seen across the non-democratic EU!



Blogger strapworld said...

I am convinced you have financially backed this film!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Despite lack of distribution and critics (if they watch and understand the movie they know who they are in the movie) Millions of copies of the book have continued to be bestseller. This movie I am sure will take the same path as the book! I thought it was well done (read the book twice) I personally think Miss Rand would have approved. GaryT.Stewart

3:48 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Thanks for the comment, I have yet to see the film but hope to very soon. I am happy you had a positive reaction, I have seen trailer clips and it appears close to the book.

10:21 AM  

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