The Hollywood Reporter is saying that “conservatives are celebrating” the dismal box office showing of “White House Down,” which has assorted wingnuts, militia nuts and others with “Rush is Right” bumper stickers on their SUVs as villains.
The movie bombed, for sure. Politics may have played a role. More likely, people who might have been interested had already SEEN that movie in March — “Olympus Has Fallen.” And Channing Tatum’s box office stardom isn’t the sure thing some were announcing as that film opened.
Of course, the surprise hit social satire as horror pic “The Purge” gave the one percent and their lackeys a pretty serious beatdown. Conservatives don’t want to hear about that. So it’s all a wash.