Things are going from bad to worse as Stonewall slips from 37 to 41.

Roland Emmerich’s Stonewall has slipped from number 37 in the box office charts to number 41, taking in a just $60,460 in B.O. receipts last week. The controversial film, which has been accused of “white washing” the history of the Stonewall riots has been panned by critics, despite audiences loving it.

Emmerich’s choice of focussing his film’s story on the fictional character of Danny, was because he thought that the character would be more relatable to a straight audience. Speaking to Buzzfeed he said,

“You have to understand one thing: I didn’t make this movie only for gay people, I made it also for straight people. I kind of found out, in the testing process, that actually, for straight people, [Danny] is a very easy in. Danny’s very straight-acting. He gets mistreated because of that. [Straight audiences] can feel for him.”

According to RottenTomatoes.com critics are rating the film at 9% whilst actual audiences are rating it as high as 93%.

The film had been ranked at 193 in all “gay and lesbian” films over at BoxOfficeMojo.com however it has crept up to 180.

 

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