Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boycott Forces Brad Pitt Movie To 3rd Place Finish

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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

One of the main reasons that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button starring Brad Pitt is not doing too well is that another movie, MILK starring Sean Penn is quietly capturing a part of the entertainment budget of mainstream America. Milk which opened in November at only 36 theaters, is now playing in 311 theaters and has grossed $13,597,000; over half of its production cost of 22 million. It appears likely that this movie will recover all of its cost and make a big profit for the producers very soon.

Unlike Brokeback Mountain which was a work of fiction appealing mostly to a gay audience, MILK is a documentary that is attracting a huge heterosexual audience. This film is quietly changing hearts and minds and is motivating Hollywood to become more involved in a shifting culture war. Unlike Benjamin Button which is fantasy, MILK is a true story and this explains in part why so many straight couples are showing up at the box office; they are hungry for the truth about what is happening in the gay community.

MILK may not win an academy award but it is quietly winning the approval of hundreds of thousands of citizens in America. As Barrack Obama now begins to wind down the Iraq war, MILK and similar films will gradually unwind the culture war and build a new world where gay and straight can exist peacefully.