Not that we expected otherwise, but anyone fearful the fairly substantial attention Roland Emmerich’s “Stonewall” has been getting for being so bad would result in some sort of a “we need to see how awful it is” box office boost can exhale: The movie tanked.
Released in 129 theaters, the film placed 29th on the box office chart — grossing just $112,414. That made for an average of just $871 per theater over the weekend, the lowest of any new release by a few thousand dollars. Break it down this way: Average movie tickets cost $8.12 right now (which we know, sounds very low). That suggests only 107 people on average went to see “Stonewall” in each of its theaters’ weekend showings combined.
It’s still all more than it deserved, but enough to officially qualify it as a disaster both critically and commercial and means it will probably be gone from theaters in a week or two. Bye Felicia!