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Peter Fonda Film Bombs Big League in Box Office

Peter Fonda is an F-list actor overall, and an absolute nobody relative to the fame his sister has attracted over the decades. You wouldn’t have known that however when you saw the coverage of his tweets about Barron Trump.

In a series of tweets, Fonda expressed his interest in separating Barron from Melania to put him in a “cage of pedophiles,” among other insane comments. You can read the now-deleted tweets below (strong warning for language):

The “cages” comment would lead to a Secret Service check-in on Fonda – and wall to wall media coverage of the tweets far out of proportion to Fonda’s level of fame. (RELATED: Melania Trump’s Office Confirms Secret Service Was Notified About Threat to Barron). They came at a time when the media never shuts up about the supposed consequences of President Trump’s “harmful rhetoric” – yet the harmful rhetoric in the opposite direction never merits the same discussion.

Despite all the media coverage of the comments, consequences were lacking just as was the media’s condemnation of Fonda’s comments (with the obvious exception of Fox News). Fonda’s comments came the week a new movie starring him called “Boundaries” was set to come out, and while the production studio (Sony Pictures) distanced themselves from the comment (which they condemned as abhorrent, reckless, and dangerous), they still released his movie on schedule.

But after the box office figures have come in, it’s clear that Sony Pictures could’ve made a similar amount of money had they not published the film at all. According to the Daily Caller: “the film starring Fonda in a supporting role earned just over $30,000 since it’s release,” for a per-screen average of $6,079.

Currently, the film has a 60 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes among critics, and a 69% ratings among regular viewers. So the film actually is doing well in the ratings – but nobody is watching it regardless.

To be fair, we don’t know if this epic-fail in the box office can be attributed to Fonda’s comments about Barron, or the fact that nobody has ever gotten excited for a Peter Fonda film. Ever.

At the same time, I don’t feel for Fonda one bit given his lack of remorse for his vicious attacks on Melania and Barron Trump.

Matt

Matt is the co-founder of Unbiased America and a freelance writer specializing in economics and politics. He’s been published in The American Thinker, Rare, The Foundation for Economic Education, The Ludwig von Mises Institute, and National Review. He is the author of the new book A Paradoxical Alliance: Islam and the Left. Follow him on Twitter at @MattPalumbo12.

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  • Peter Fonda hasn't been relevant since his "Captain America" days - "Born to be Wild" - motorcycle dude who, as I recall got his head blown off. Maybe someone should suggest this for him - but that would be deemed "hate speech," of course! If no one's heard from you since 1968, dude, best to just shut up...!

  • ironic that a film named boundaries is given boundaries totaling exactly five theaters... does anyone even know the crap exists?

  • The arrogant, Jewish dominated, God, Jesus and Christian America hating, Marxist LEFT, including Hollywood, the Main Stream Media, Academia, Professional Sports and the Democrat Party are ENRAGED and HYSTERICAL like the Devil himself, because they were horribly HUMILIATED by their UNEXPECTED DEFEAT in the last election and Trump’s recent victories . This is why they are wildly lashing out to damage and if at all possible, destroy the Trump administration and all who support it. They are pursuing a "scorched earth" policy, willing even to destroy U.S. to get vengeance for their excruciating humiliation. (Rev. 12:12) They are THE END TIME'S ANTICHRIST ! ( 1 John 2:22)

  • ...I cannot fathom this at all, ever...these fascist hollywood nutcases and their muslim-brotherhood fellow travelers, all prove how wonderful and friendly and tolerant and peaceful THEY are...by advocating violence and barbarity on a scale that most conservatives/Republicans...NORMAL... people can not even imagine...can they not see just how imbecilic they are?? Not to mention gross and psychotically unbalanced...and always, EVERY insult has to do with sexual perversion...I'll bet this weirdo knows quite a lot about pedophilia and what pedophiles do to little children in cages...a total freak who, along with his fascist/communist/traitorous sibling should be done away with...

  • Shoulda adopted his dad's 'mask' to hide behind. Henry was a good actor, as most top stars were, who had a few good and sad characteristics . . . including his "perfect" daughter, Hanoi Jane . . . even though he played some strong patriot roles. Peter has always been an apple that 'squishelly' fell far from the tree into the gutter.

  • Want to bet that this guy is a closet gay. No real man has hatred for woman like this clown does. He should be called out for it. But, then again, being gay seems to be an accomplishment these days. Imagine degeneracy being an accomplishment on any day.

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