From Steven Ertelt at LifeNews:
Despite a media blackout, a ‘R’ rating designed to discourage viewers and little coverage outside conservative media circles, the new movie “Unplanned” opened in 5th place this past weekend and it will expand to even more theaters next weekend. More. April 1, 2019
From Tyler O’Neil at PJ Media:
The pro-life movie Unplanned surprised at the box office its opening weekend, taking 5th place with $6.1 million. That didn’t stop Twitter from attacking the film twice in one weekend, however.
From Tré Goins-Phillips at Faithwire:
On its opening weekend, “Unplanned” battled Cole Sprouse’s “Five Feet Apart,” which barely edged out the pro-life film in total earnings Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo. More.
And Jack doesn’t like that:
The movie’s Twitter account was briefly suspended on Saturday, mere hours after its release on Friday. On Sunday, the account seems to have mysteriously lost 99,000 of its 100,000 followers. More.
Twitter had earlier suspended the account, then reinstated it. I tried to start following at @Unplannedmovie and hope I don’t get dumped from following, as many have been, by Twitter.
From Michael Brown at Townhall:
ot that the left didn’t try hard to stop the film from getting out of the gate, let alone succeeding.
Lead actress Ashley Bratcher was warned that she was “probably gonna be blacklisted” by Hollywood if she took the role.
The Hollywood Reporter notes that, “Lifetime, Hallmark Channel, HGTV and several other cable networks” rejected advertising for the movie. More.
We can choose not to reward Hollywood with our business. Think as if your life depended on it. In an age of euthanasia, maybe it does.
From Lauretta Brown at Townhall:
Vice President Mike Pence tweeted his support Monday for the movie “Unplanned,” which tells the story of former Planned Parenthood employee Abby Johnson who chose to leave the abortion industry and become a pro-life advocate after a conversion experience.
The film opened strong over the weekend with a $6 million debut, which was double its expected $3 million earning.More.
From Nicole Russell at The Federalist:
It’s good to see significant effort and resources dedicated to bringing a powerful story to the big screen. Unlike “Gosnell,” which was focused more on the criminal aspect of infanticide, this feels so much more personal, relatable, and powerful. Abby is quirky, fun, compelling, while a complete advocate for abortion, just like so many of our own friends and family members.
In the end, she changes her mind with when the curtain is lifted. For so many people, this is how real-life conversion or persuasion occurs. To this end, “Unplanned” adds value to the collection of stories about a life that is changed when a person sees the truth about something for the first time. More.
We’ll see.The raging Woke are not happy with people who see something wrong with live baby dismemberment and they won’t let us forget that.
Reality check: The fact that the film is holding its own despite the tech elite’s attacks may signal greater social awareness that we cannot trust any media or channels owned by people who despise us.
See also: The Gosnell film could be a turning point