“We have theaters that are dropping that are top theaters, that are performing very well. We’ve been the number 6 in a 15-plex and it gets dropped this week. We’ve been number 9 in a 30-plex and we’re getting dropped this week. There are about 15 theaters like that where typically you would not get dropped.” -John Sullivan
Calvin Freiburger : Oct 24, 2018 : LifeSiteNews.com
[LifeSiteNews.com] Movie theaters across the country are dropping and blocking ticket sales of Gosnell: The Trial of America’s Biggest Serial Killer despite—or perhaps because of—the film’s success, according to the film’s producer and marketing director. (Image: via Gosnell movie)
Based on a similarly-titled book by journalists and producers Ann McElhinney and Phelim McAleer, Gosnell depicts notorious Philadelphia abortionist Dr. Kermit Gosnell’s arrest, trial, and conviction for the first-degree murder of three born-alive babies and the involuntary manslaughter of patient Karnamaya Mongar.
Prosecutor Christine Wechsler and Detective James Wood served as consultants on the film, which was also based “very heavily on actual court transcripts,” “dozens of hours of interviews with Kermit Gosnell” himself, and the 280-page grand jury report that found Gosnell killed hundreds of newborns who survived abortion by cutting their spinal cords.
Gosnell grossed $1,235,800 over its opening weekend, during which it was the most successful new release and 12th overall at the box office. It currently enjoys a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes, based on more than 1,200 user ratings. Yet John Sullivan says theaters are dropping the film in a way that’s unheard of for a film performing this well.
“I can tell you from my experience in 15 years of releasing movies independently, we’re in uncharted territories,” Sullivan told the Daily Wire Friday. “It is an impacted fall, no doubt about it, but the fact that we’ve been dropped from theaters where the movie is the number 6 or number 9 movie is just something you don’t see”…
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