A documentary on climate change starring Democratic socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York had an embarrassing opening weekend and earned only $81 per theater.
The film is named "To the End" and focuses on the efforts of Ocasio-Cortez and other far-left activists in their fight to change American society on the basis of global climate change.
Although the film was lauded by some critics and given a showing at the Sundance Film Festival, it failed miserably in bringing any interest from theatergoers its opening weekend.
According to Exhibitor Relations, the documentary only garnered $9,667 in 120 theaters, which works out to about a dismal $81 per theater. It came in at 33rd place overall for box office.
By contrast, in October, the critically acclaimed film "Decision to Leave" garnered $30.2k per theater on its opening weekend, despite only opening at three theaters.
The documentary was filmed by director Rachel Lears, who previously directed "Knock Down the House," also starring Ocasio-Cortez. "To the End" focuses on four women who are advocating for policies to fight climate change, including activist Varshini Prakash and political strategist Alexandra Rojas.
"From street protests to the halls of Congress, these bold leaders fight to shift the narrative around climate, revealing the crisis as an opportunity to build a better society. Including up-to-the-minute footage that culminates in 2022’s landmark climate bill, TO THE END lifts the veil on the battle for the future of our world, and gives audiences a front seat view of history in the making," read the description from the film's social media.
Here's the trailer for the failed documentary:
To The End | Official Trailer | In Theaters December 9www.youtube.com