Hollywood is full of notoriously leftist celebrities. But perhaps the worst is its directors. Film directors already have a “God-complex.” It’s made much worse, however, when they spout off their crazy, leftist views.
James Cameron just might be the worst. He recently spouted off “woke” comments that trashed masculinity (after making a name for himself with super-macho action films). He’s known for his liberal views and endorsements. His much-hyped Avatar sequel hit theaters this weekend. During a special screening, fans waited outside for a simple autograph from Cameron.
This is what the leftist did instead.
From Daily Wire:
Director James Cameron appeared to take issue with some fans after a special screening of his latest film — “Avatar: The Way of Water” — flipping them the bird when they booed him for refusing to stop and sign a few autographs.
— Culture Crave 🍿 (@CultureCrave) December 18, 2022
So much for gratitude. After spending a reported $450 million on his big movie, Cameron couldn’t bother to sign a few autographs for fans. And when they express disappointment, he cursed at them and flipped them off.
It looks like Karma had something to say about that. Because his film, the most expensive to date, did not do well on opening weekend.
From Yahoo News:
STORY: The long-awaited “Avatar” sequel fell short of ticket sales forecasts on its debut weekend…
Making $134 million in the United States and Canada.
Pre-release, it was predicted to make $140 million domestically and as much as $500 million worldwide.
Director James Cameron said the movie, a return to the world of the blue Na’vi people, needs to make $2 billion to break even.
It is very likely the Avatar sequel will fail to make $4 billion to break even. Experts predicted it would bring in $500 million worldwide on opening weekend. It only made $435 million. They said it would make $140 million in the U.S., but it also failed to do that.
Cameron deliberately released the film in the Winter, knowing there’d be little competition. But that might not be enough to drag people to the theaters, after lockdowns and the countless options available on streaming.
It’s getting harder and harder for studios to attract moviegoers. The “woke” left has alienated millions of Americans. And Avatar no longer has the appeal it did in 2010. Yet arrogant James Cameron assumed everyone and their grandmother would go see this movie.
He was wrong. Movies only have the opening weekend to make back their money. If leftist Cameron’s film failed to hit expectations already, it’s unlikely it will bring in over $2 billion to make a profit. Maybe Cameron should have scaled back the budget… and show his fans a little bit of kindness.
- Leftist director James Cameron insulted fans asking for autographs outside a screening.
- His latest film failed to meet box office predictions and might not break even.
- Cameron has long expressed his leftist political views online, recently attacking “masculinity.”