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Pro-Gun Control Film 'Miss Sloane' Shoots Blanks at Box Office

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Director John Madden, left, poses with actors Jake Lacy, Sam Waterston, Jessica Chastain and Michael Stuhlbarg at a screening of "Miss Sloane" in New York City on Dec. 3. (AP)

By    |   Monday, 12 Dec 2016 05:38 PM

"Miss Sloane," a pro-gun control feature film starring Jessica Chastain, had one of the worst opening weekend performances of any film in recent decades, The Washington Free Beacon reports.

The film is listed 75th by the website Box Office Mojo among all films for worst opening weekend release since 1982.

"Miss Sloane" earned an average $1,167 at the 1,648 theaters where it played. It made $1,922,300 for the weekend, the 11th highest grossing film of the weekend.

Chastain stars in the film as a top Washington lobbyist hired to take on the gun lobby.

Despite the film missing the mark in box office revenue, Brendan Kelly of the Brady Campaign expressed happiness that the gun-control group was branching into new areas.

"While I’m not qualified to forecast how a film will perform, I can tell you that its production alone, with our input, is the success," he said. "It's a big step in this trend we've seen with the entertainment industry taking on this topic, whichever side of the debate you're on. It's furthering the national conversation we should all be having — that's the success."

Those on the other side of the gun debate didn't put much stock in that assessment, the Free Beacon reported.

"Gun owners always knew the movie was — pardon the pun — a dud," said Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation.

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