(LibertySociety.com) – The documentary film “To the End” is a follow-up movie to Rachel Lears’ 2019 work, “Knock Down the House.” The first picture followed Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) as a candidate trying to overcome the odds of a progressive running for the House — and ultimately succeeding.
Over the weekend of December 9, the second AOC film, which centered around climate change, debuted in over 100 theaters across the country, but it didn’t see much success. Although Lears also directed “To the End,” the movie only brought in under $10,000 at the box office — a financial flop.
This it the end, my friend.
Roadside Attractions' documentary on climate change, TO THE END, "starring" AOC, was voted out of the box office–just $9,667 in 120 theaters, $81 per.
Yes, $81 per.
— Exhibitor Relations Co. (@ERCboxoffice) December 12, 2022
Instead of one comprehensive story, “To the End” followed four different stories of people who were bent on the same goal — tackling climate change. The documentary earned relatively positive reviews from most critics, with one review from The Wrap saying the film’s “greatest power” is its ability to spur “the like-minded into action.” However, other critics, such as a reviewer from Spectrum Culture, says the film “reaches too far across a wide range of topics” and feels that it fails to properly tackle the issue at the heart of it.
Rotten Tomatoes gave the showing a 6.5 out of 10, but not enough audience members bothered to give the film a score to register a rating from people who sat and watched the movie. Perhaps the lack of profits says it all.
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