President Donald Trump supporters called for a boycott of the new film “It” because of author Stephen King’s harsh criticism of the president.
Well, It didn’t work at all.
The highly anticipated movie broke box office records and is anticipated to earn a mountainous $117 million during its opening weekend.
The most recent dispute between the author and Trump supporters begins last month when King saw that Trump had blocked him on Twitter. The author tried to seek revenge by “blocking” the president from seeing “It” and “Mr. Mercedes.”
Donald Trump blocked me on Twitter. I am hereby blocking him from seeing IT or MR. MERCEDES. No clowns for you, Donald. Go float yourself.
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) August 25, 2017
In answer, Trump supporters posted a message to Reddit last week asking the president’s fans to withdraw from watching “It” during the film’s opening weekend with the hopes that the movie would have a “lousy showing.”
Instead, Variety reported Sunday that “It” will become the largest September debut and rake in the biggest opening weekend ever for a horror movie.