Professor Marston and the Wonder Women Movie Dies
I was looking forward to seeing Professor Marston and the Wonder Women, the movie that opened Friday about the guy who created Wonder Woman and his unusual family life. Then a few things happened.
The movie did not do at all well. According to Tom Flinn, it “crashed and burned, averaging just $600 per screen in 1,229 theaters.” That only adds up to about $737,000. Perhaps it should have had a more indie-movie-style rollout instead of going to over a thousand screens? The NY Times thought “Critical applause may help the film… to find a video-on-demand audience.”
Plus, Marston’s granddaughter Christie started speaking out against the movie. Apparently the film portrays the adult relationships as polyamorous, which is a matter of some debate. She tweeted, calling it “fiction”
— Christie Marston (@ChristieMarston) October 14, 2017
and gave an interview that goes into more detail about how the film’s writer/director, Angela Robinson, didn’t contact the family.
So it seems that if you want to see this film, you should do it soon.