This last weekend, the pro-life move Unplanned debuted and totally beat movie industry expectations by earning a whopping $6.1 million despite being blacklisted by Hollywood and social media.
This film, which follows the experience of a woman who came to realize that abortion is murder, was attacked by social media in an attempt to destroy its audience.
Twitter, for instance, would not allow people to “follow” the film’s Twitter feed.
I am not just reporting a claim, here. I actually tried it, myself. On Sunday, I liked the Unplanned Twitter account, but a few minutes later, the “follow” disappeared. I did this three times, and each time the “follow” disappeared.
Here is a screen shot to show what I mean:
Twitter also deleted the Unplanned. account on Sunday morning, but later reinstated it saying it was “just an accident” that the account was banned.
Isn’t it funny how these “accidents” never happen to liberal accounts?
Anyway, despite being squelched by social media, the film opened huge in theaters this weekend, earning about three million more than the industry expected it to earn.
According to Breitbart News:
The “professionals” estimated Pure Flix’s latest faith-based film, a film that dares to argue a non-left-wing point of view, a film that dares to question the ethics of abortion and the industry getting rich off of it, would open at $3 million in 1,059 theaters — the estimates were wrong.
Unplanned landed in fifth place with a $6.1 million haul.
What’s more, with a per-screen average of $5,770, it also came in fifth place in that category, topping Captain Marvel’s per-screen by about $650.
The film industry tried to torpedo the movie by giving it an undeserved “R” rating, too. It was a political effort to hurt the film’s audience by forcing many Christians to assume the movie was not for them if it was rated “R.”
In addition, an organized left-wing campaign to force music rights holders to refuse to allow the film to license music for the film was also waged.
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