NOBODY WANTS YOUR ANTI-WHITE PRO-TRANNY PROPAGANDA, (((SPIELBERG)))
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 dramedy is expected to fade fast and will lose $50 million for Universal, DreamWorks and other partners on the film, according to box office experts. They will essentially forfeit the money they invested in the production budget of Marwen, which cost about $49 million before marketing, according to sources. Universal insiders, however, put the budget at around $40 million.
Instead, moviegoers entirely rejected Marwen, which is based on the real-life story of artist Mark Hogancamp, who was savagely beat by five white supremacists after telling them he liked to wear women’s high-heeled shoes. Suffering from a brain injury and amnesia, Hogancamp, played by Carell, creates a miniature World War II village where his tiny counterpart is a hero battling Nazis. Leslie Mann, Diane Kruger, Merritt Wever, Janelle Monaee and Eiza Gonzalez co-star.
Universal and Steven Spielberg’s DreamWorks are 50-50 partners on Marwen.
If you believe Mike and Jay at Red Letter Media, marketing budgets are often twice as large as production budgets, which means (((they))) had $150M tied up in this dumpster fire. I believe it too; I work in a place where there are a number of public silent closed-captioned TV’s tuned to basic cable channels and they have been cryptically advertising this movie constantly, at least during every single half-hour commercial break on all the most common channels for the last two months. The gist that I was only able to put together from seeing all the variations of the ads because they aren’t honest or forthcoming, is that Steve Carell is beat up by white guys outside a bar and then mentally retreats to a fantasy world where all the women who are nice to him are SUPER BADASS SEXY FEM+ mercenaries that friendzone him and they fight da ebil natzis in his autistic open-world dollhouse.