Reiner’s new movie, ‘Shock and Awe,’ brought in only $41,000 over the weekend.
Aww. Not shocked. 🙂
Liberal filmmaker Rob Reiner’s Bush administration-bashing “Shock and Awe” was a disappointment during its debut weekend with an embarrassing box office intake.
“Shock and Awe” grossed only $41,000 on its opening weekend after being shown in only 100 theaters, according to Box Office Mojo. “Shock and Awe” finished No. 34 overall, behind numerous movies that have already been in theaters for several weeks, according to the service. Reiner’s film lost to other movies that were played in a limited number of theaters, including “Eighth Grade,” which was shown in only four theaters but managed to gross $252,284, according to the site….
Reiner, an outspoken critic of President Trump, plays a courageous editor in the film about a group of Knight Ridder reporters who are skeptical of President George W. Bush’s claim that that Saddam Hussein was hiding “weapons of mass destruction,” which resulted in the 2003 invasion of Iraq. The film’s synopsis notes that it is based on the true events of “the only ones who got it right” when the journalists “questioned the true nature of the Bush White House’s justification for the conflict.”….
The movie stars Woody Harrelson, Tommy Lee Jones, James Marsden and Jessica Biel, in addition to Reiner himself. Reiner also co-produced and directed the film. “Shock and Awe” didn’t only disappoint at the box office, it was also mocked by critics and theatergoers. After one weekend in theater, Reiner’s film on received 36 percent on Rotten Tomatoes’ famed Tomatometer….