Weekend box office returns show that a James Hartline Report nationwide boycott has forced Brad Pitt's new movie THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON into 3rd place following the Christmas weekend.
James Hartline, Publisher of The James Hartline Report, had stated last week that if the boycott could force Pitt's movie into 3rd place or lower that would be a major victory. Most Brad Pitt movies open in 1st place at the box office.
Hartline is leading a nationwide boycott against Pitt because Pitt donated $100,000 to the homosexual agenda's attempt to defeat Prop. 8, the California Marriage Protection Amendment. Hartline hopes to take at least $1 million away from ticket sales of the new Pitt movie. Scores of Catholic and Christian organizations have joined the boycott including the Catholic Exchange, a leading Catholic news website.
Hartline says that the boycott is just beginning. Other entertainers like Steven Speilberg will be added to the boycott list. Speilberg and his wife Kate Capshaw also gave $100,000 to the No on 8 campaign.
According to industry resources, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button had a production budget of $150 million. A boycott like the one underway against Brad Pitt will prove catastrophic for the producers of the movie.
"If Hollywood wants to finance the destruction of morality and marriage in America, they will not do so with further help from the Christian Community," says Hartline.