“Boycott Worked”: Compass Flops

There you go. X-tians taking credit for the modest box office returns of “Golden Compass.” Wonder if they were also responsible for the opening numbers for “Beowulf”, “No Country for Old Men”, and “Ocean’s Thirteen”?
“Boycott Worked”: Compass Flops – Opening Weekend $26 Million; Narnia $63 Million

‘The Golden Compass”, the atheist-inspired film which sought to replicate Narnia’s success at the box office at Christmas two years ago has flopped by comparison. Based on the anti-Christian novel by Philip Pullman, Compass took in $26.1 million in its first weekend, whereas ‘The Chronicles of Narnia’ garnered $65.5 million on its weekend debut.
The Catholic League, which organized a boycott of the controversial film, as it would lead children to reading the anti-Christian books, saw the poor box office showing as evidence of a successful boycott. League President Bill Donohue said, “Our goal was to stop ‘The Golden Compass’ from meeting box office expectations, and we succeeded.

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