"Selma" - let the Box Office talk
My Storified thoughts on "Selma", the movie
- What is the success of any movie? There could be dozens of answers. For me the only one is true and proper - the Box Office Gross. "Selma" brought $633,173 (USA) to the producers in the opening weekend. Here is the chart of America's interest towards the current movies in figures, in money! Selma was the 8th last week and moved to the 11th this week.
- Anyhow, the original story and the screenplay made a huge interest in Hollywood. One of the reasons, of course, was the Ferguson case that shacked the American society. The cast for his film included Hugh Jackman as Sheriff Jim Clark, Liam Neeson portraying Lyndon Johnson, Robert De Niro attached to star as segregationist governor George Wallace. David Oyelowo was attached to star as Martin Luther King Jr. and was the only actor in the previous selections that Ava DuVernay kept in the film when she took over as director. She got the first criticism on historical accuracy and entered the debates in twitter.
- I would describe "Selma" as an inspirational movie where some detailed moments of history are described gorgeously. These were historical times when every ordinary person could become a hero within a second. These simple but important seconds exist in this movie. Here is my beloved one.
- One fact stroke me while observing the directing style of Ava DuVernay. Those who were attentive while watching the movie, could notice that Martin Luther King Jr. used other words than his original speech had. The reason is that another studio purchased rights of the real speeches. So, she wrote new variations of them; but even in that case the speeches inspired a lot of people.
- The total Gross of "Selma" is $43,578,000 (Estimate) already. According to the producers the overall budget was $20.000.000. In this case the Box Offic figures tell much more than the other reactions, as I told before. As a P.S. I just share the great historical photo of "Selma" times. By the way "Selma" is being screened for free at the Selma Walton Theater in Selma, Alabama.