POLICE: We're Why 'The Hateful Eight' is Bombing

POLICE: We're Why 'The Hateful Eight' is Bombing

POLICE: We're Why 'The Hateful Eight' is Bombing

Quentin Tarantino’s “The Hateful Eight” is a box-office disaster, and the police officers who boycotted the movie are taking credit for its disappointing ticket sales.

The violent Western was released on Christmas Day and has grossed $42.9 million so far. At this rate, it’s set to barely pass its production budget of $50 million — meaning big losses for the Weinstein Co., which spent another $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, the first union official to call for a boycott of the film, said, “With nearly 1 million law enforcement officers in this country who have families and friends who support them, the impact that police have economically on a product or project is immense. The law enforcement boycott of cop-hater Quentin Tarantino’s movie is one demonstration of that economic power.”

Lynch called for the boycott after Tarantino spoke at an Oct. 24 anti-cop rally in New York. “I’m a human being with a conscience,” Tarantino said. “And when I see murder, I cannot stand by . . . I have to call the murderers the murderers.”

The boycott spread across the country from one police department to the next.

 

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