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The climate may be getting hot, but AOC’s new movie is most definitely not.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) has a new documentary out, “To The End.” And if movie theaters are paying attention to ticket sales, they’ll realize it’s already run to the end.
The flick opened on Dec. 9 at 120 theaters. But since then, it’s made just $9,667, according to BoxOfficeMoJo.
That’s $80.55 per screen.
And let’s say the tickets are $16.25, as they are at Regal Theaters. That would equate to fewer than 600 people who actually saw it.
Perhaps viewers just didn’t want to sit through this: “Stopping the climate crisis is a question of political courage, and the clock is ticking. Over three years of turbulence and crisis, four young women fight for a Green New Deal, and ignite a historic shift in U.S. climate politics,” said the movie’s synopsis.
Watch the trailer if you can’t get to sleep.
Of course, the critics hailed it; the film drew an 83% approval rating from Rotten Tomatoes. But even there, the movie got some spotty reviews.
“‘To the End’ keeps its large canvas entertaining and informative. Even so, it preaches enough to the choir that this documentary can hardly serve as an introduction for those belatedly coming to terms with its central issues,” Variety wrote.
Greg Gutfeld, a host of Fox News’s “The Five,” mused about the movie’s poor performance on Tuesday.
“Who would go see a movie that’s the opposite of entertaining?” he said. “There’s nothing entertaining about that. … But it does show you how great it is to be a progressive in a liberal, biased culture,” he said. “She really doesn’t do her job, right? She makes movies, she goes to galas. She sits for glossy, butt-kissing interviews in GQ and other women’s mags.”
Co-host Jesse Watters said AOC might be popular in her highly liberal enclave in New York, but that doesn’t translate nationwide.
“This is what politicians often get confused about: Just because you’re popular in politics doesn’t mean you’re popular anywhere else. In fact, usually people that can’t do anything anywhere else go into politics to succeed. And she found out that the hard way,” Watters said.
Watters said the film features AOC hiking but focuses on “her whole life on social media — You can never see her in private. Everything is on social media. I’ve never seen her hike before, but the one time she does a documentary about the environment, she’s out there doing the Appalachian Trail: I’m not buying it.”
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Joseph Curl has covered politics for 35 years, including 12 years as White House correspondent for a national newspaper. He was also the a.m. editor of the Drudge Report for four years. Send tips to [email protected] and follow him on Twitter @josephcurl.