Liberal Hollywood and the movie industry are shocked. Captain Marvel may be a superhero, but Planned Parenthood Manager Abby Johnson's riveting story got a lot more interest from ticket buyers.
The film "Unplanned" depicts the true story of Ms. Johnson, whose eight-year career selling abortions and directing a Texas Planned Parenthood franchise was abruptly stopped when she actually saw an abortion – from the baby's point of view.
Industry predictions in liberal California were dire for the pro-life film, which was not only disavowed by the nation's largest tax-funded abortion chain but met fierce opposition from liberal groups.
Though "Unplanned" has no nudity, no cursing, no violence, and doesn't even directly show any abortions, the Motion Picture Association of America slapped it with a "RATED – R" warning to discourage attendance.
Predictably, the mainstream media obeyed a paid media blackout, with TV and radio networks refusing to air commercials for the film. Twitter inexplicably banned the movie's page.
But word-of-mouth across America brought ticket buyers by the theater-full.
Instead of a blip on the radar, "Unplanned" beat out Captain Marvel and a host of other major releases in per-screen ticket sales, according to Box Office Mojo. It came in as the fourth most popular movie in the country, with an opening weekend take of over $6.3 million.
As a direct result of the powerful opening weekend, "Unplanned" was distributed to hundreds of more theaters last weekend, where the movie again posted strongly as the eighth most popular movie nationwide and raked in another $3.3 million.
"I think that people are searching for the truth and healing, and 'Unplanned' offers both in abundance," Johnson told The Horn News. "The film truly radiates the infinite mercy and love of God, more than any other modern movie."