Want to know how to make a bomb?
Ask Matt Damon. It is such a shocker that his combination of bad science and bad moralizing results in bad box office.
His anti-frakking movie "Promised Land" bombed at the box office.
Fracking gets natural gas out of the ground, but it isn’t bringing people into movie theaters.It was also released at the same time that somebody leaked a study for NY Lawmakers that showed the practice is safe and another report that showed it has resulted in the lowest carbon emissions since 2007.
Big stars and political controversy didn’t translate into a significant box-office haul as “Promised Land,” a new movie exploring environmental concerns about the gas-production method known more formally as "hydraulic fracturing," fared poorly in its nationwide opening.
The film, which Matt Damon co-wrote and stars in, took just 10th place at the weekend box office, with $4.3 million in ticket sales, according to The Los Angeles Times.
I wonder if this movie will even make back the emissions used to make it. From what I can tell, there seems like a lot of emissions.