Unplanned scored a major win for the cultural war and the conservative movement this weekend. Hollywood seems to be trying to minimize the success Unplanned has had this past weekend, its opening weekend, but there’s no reason we can’t cover it.
There were two new movie releases this past weekend: live action Dumbo and Unplanned. Both movies performed quite differently than they were projected to. Dumbo was expected to open at number one with $58 million or more. Unplanned was projected to be lucky if it made the top ten and to make roughly $3 million. When the final numbers came in, the results were far from expected.
Dumbo did in fact open at the number one spot, but it opened at $45 million dollars, $13 million short of where it was expected. Unplanned on the other hand far over performed and opened at the number five spot. Unplanned also doubled its box office predictions by opening at $6.1 million.
These numbers are quite different, but, if you dig a little deeper, you will see that, if treated fairly, Unplanned would be a much bigger film. One thing to consider is how many theaters showed the movies. Dumbo opened in 4259 movie theaters, compared to only 1059 theaters for Unplanned. The budgets were also wildly different. Dumbo had a budget of $170 million, compared to the $6 million budget Unplanned had. This means that Unplanned has already made back all its money and any further money is profit.
By every stretch of the imagination, Unplanned is a major win in the cultural war. Unplanned is just the tip of the iceberg and their production company, Pure Flix, is just getting started.
If conservatives plan to take back the culture, we must continue to support films that don’t push the leftist Hollywood agenda and continue to gain more ground in the culture war.
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