Hollywood is known as the beacon for progressive values.
They’ve made a point to shove every radical liberal idea down the throats of Americans.
But this pro-life movie blew away box office expectations and Hollywood isn’t happy.
Unplanned is the story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood director who defected after witnessing an abortion at 13 weeks.
Hollywood tried every trick in the book and fought tooth-and-nail to have it canned.
Several TV networks refused to play ads for the movie.
It was given an “R” rating which the film’s producers unsuccessfully fought to overturn.
Even the film’s Twitter account was briefly suspended.
Despite all the roadblocks, Unplanned shattered expectations.
The film opened to a shocking $6 million from 1,059 theaters in the U.S. box office when it was only expected to bring in half that.
The faith-based distributor, Pure Flix, the same company behind the popular God’s Not Dead series, say it’s the second-biggest start for the company.
While most theaters generally see liberal behemoths like New York City and Los Angeles populate the top 20 grossing theaters, Unplanned got its backing from Trump country in places like the Midwest and South.
“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” co-directors Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman said Sunday in a statement. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us and we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead.”
The film was partially financed by My Pillow founder, Mike Lindell, who is a born-again Christian and fierce defender of President Trump.
It’s refreshing to see a movie do well at the box office that reflects the beliefs and values of so many on the conservative side.
Especially a film with a powerful backstory like Abby Johnson’s.
“To bring the story of Abby Johnson to audiences and have them show up in such large numbers shows how abortion is so important to bring to audiences,” said Pure Flix CEO Michael Scott. “We hope that those on both sides of the debate will see Unplanned and begin to have their own dialogue. This film can be that spark to bring more hearts and minds to understanding the value of life.”
Do you think more films should include messages like the one in Unplanned?
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