Twitter may not have banned celeb Peter Fonda after a depraved series of tweets that included calls for President Trump’s young son Barron to be abducted and thrown into a cage with pedophiles among other vile things but it looks like his insane hatred has been a big turnoff to moviegoers.
Hanoi Jane’s younger brother’s diatribe also called for the targeting of children of ICE and Border Patrol agents and that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen was a “gash” who deserved to be stripped naked and publicly whipped which is excessive even for the poison-spitting celebrity loons who have been forever damaged by terminal Trump Derangement Syndrome.
Fonda quickly backed down (probably after he sobered up) as he probably realized that his itchy cellphone finger had likely earned him a visit from the nice folks with the U.S. Secret Service and that the release of his critically acclaimed new movie “Boundaries” could be adversely affected.
Sony Pictures acknowledged filthy Fonda’s “abhorrent, reckless and dangerous” language in a statement but refused to bow to calls to not release the film as scheduled.
Peter Fonda’s comments are abhorrent, reckless and dangerous, and we condemn them completely. It is important to note that Mr. Fonda plays a very minor role in the film. To pull or alter this film at this point would unfairly penalize the filmmaker Shana Feste’s accomplishment, the many actors, crew members and other creative talent that worked hard on the project. We plan to open the film as scheduled this weekend, in a limited release of five theaters.
Now it looks like that decision may have been a major miscalculation.
Thank’s to Fonda, “Boundaries” pulled in a horrific $30,395 and despite the limited nature of the release, those numbers still spell BOMB!
After it made headlines in Hollywood for the wrong reasons, Sony Pictures Classics’ “Boundaries” is off to a tepid start at the indie box office, as it opened on five screens this weekend. Directed by Shana Feste and starring Vera Farmiga and Christopher Plummer, the film has made $30,395 for a per-screen average of $6,079.
Sony has probably realized that stuff like this doesn’t exactly make for the best advertising:
The studio could save face by pulling this turkey and sending it directly to video. As for Fonda? His career may now be toast not that he was ever much more than a B movie actor in 1970s action and horror films anyway.