Actress Jessica Chastain in "Miss Sloane." (Image source: YouTube)
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One of the newest major Hollywood productions, "Miss Sloane," had a terrible opening weekend at the box office, so bad that it was one of the weakest opening weekends in history for a production with such a wide release.
Through the weekend, the anti-Second Amendment movie made less than $2 million at more than 1,600 different theater locations nationwide. That meant the movie made just over $1,100 at each theatre, making it the 75th-worst opening for a major production since 1982, according to Box Office Mojo.
The movie follows a powerhouse Washington lobbyist, played by actress Jessica Chastain, who makes it her personal mission to work with the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence to pass new gun control legislation despite massive pushback from the "gun lobby" and what the movie portrays as corrupt, pro-Second Amendment politicians.
Still, the movie currently has a 69 percent fresh rating on movie review website Rotten Tomatoes, despite the wide-range of mixed reviews.
"EuropaCorp expanded the terrific Jessica Chastain vehicle Miss Sloane into 1,648 theaters over the weekend, with just tragic results," wrote Scott Mendelson at Forbes, reviewing last weekend's opening movies. "Unless Jessica Chastain ends up with a Golden Globe nomination and/or an Oscar nomination in a robustly crowded 'Best Actress' field, this one is finished."
He further described the movie as being so bad that it "bombed."
But while professional movie reviewers had mixed reviews, those who saw the movie on a recreational basis were clear: They didn't like the movie — and it's anti-Second Amendment, leftist message — despite Chastain's performance.
"This movie was very, very bad. It's 100% feelings-driven propaganda with a decently acted lead. I'm disappointed with the choices made in the production of this movie," wrote one person on Rotten Tomatoes.
"This movie was terrible. 132 minutes I will never get. Plot was far-fetched and didn't get anywhere near 'thriller' status," wrote another.
"Horribly slow movie with little substance. It's like watching paint dry. Total PASS," wrote yet another audience reviewer.
According to the Washington Free Beacon, the real-life Brady Campaign — which really does work to curb Second Amendment rights — helped consult on the film and plans to do so with future movie and TV productions in order to advance their gun control agenda.
"Miss Sloane marks another chapter in Brady’s partnership with Hollywood to integrate the realities of gun violence into entertainment," Brendan Kelly, the Brady Campaign's press secretary, told the Free Beacon.
However, for pro-Second Amendment organizations, the reason the movie had such a poor opening and it's overall message on the Second Amendment proved to be connected.
"Gun owners always knew the movie was — pardon the pun — a dud," Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation, told the Free Beacon.
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News