Pro-Life Film DOUBLES Expected Box Office Sales “Despite Social Media Censorship”
Pro-life movie, Unplanned, doubled its expected box office sales this weekend despite apparent censorship from social media giants.
The film, about former Planned Parenthood worker turned pro-life activist Abby Johnson was expected to take in only $2-3 million and instead made $6.1 million in its box office debut, taking 5th place.
PJ Media reported yesterday that 99k of the films 100k Twitter followers mysteriously disappeared by Sunday–and at one point, the account dropped to just 151 followers.
As of 1:42 p.m. ET today, the account had over 265k followers.
The film’s Twitter account was also briefly suspended on Saturday, just hours after its debut.
A video has circulated on Twitter showing a user unable to follow the Unplanned account:
— Richard Grenell (@RichardGrenell) April 1, 2019
Actress Patricia Heaton said she tried 8 times to follow Unplanned on Twitter, but wasn’t able to do so:
Hey @jack – why aren’t you letting me follow @UnplannedMovie ? I’ve tried eight times to support my friend @AbbyJohnson and @Twitter won’t let me. Others are having the same issue. Please correct this. Thank you.
— Patricia Heaton (@PatriciaHeaton) April 1, 2019
The film overcame many hurdles after receiving a surprise “R” rating by the Motion Picture Association of America and most television networks refused to air advertisements for the movie.
“The Hallmark Channel, Lifetime, and media properties owned by the Discovery conglomerate are among the organizations that rejected the movie’s advertisements. The movie’s producers says that Fox News Channel is the only mainstream media outlet to have accepted its advertisements,” writes the Washington Examiner.