Woke Hollywood Plummets to Lowest September Showing In A Quarter Century

September’s box office numbers poured cold water on industry hopes that Hollywood is back in full swing by posting the lowest totals since 1997. It did not help matters that a steady stream of “woke” features poured into North American theaters.

The tally does not include 2020 when theaters were closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

There were modest — by any measurement — successes in “The Woman King” and “Don’t Worry Darling,” but even those only floated along because of modest budgets.

More typical is the comedy release “Honk for Jesus. Save Your Soul.” This liberal claptrap was widely released into 1,880 theaters and only managed a paltry $2.56 million after three weeks of showings.

Perhaps the market for mocking Christianity is not as broad as Hollywood believes.

“The Woman King” was supposed to follow in the footsteps of “Black Panther” but only made $37 million after being released into almost 3,800 theaters.

One problem? The historical truth of the Amazons depicted in the tale turned out to be far different from the reality, as the actual figures were brutal slavers who practiced human sacrifice.

It was no better for “Don’t Worry Darling,” which showed on a whopping 4,113 screens but only pulled in $21 million over five days.

Yet another blistering attack on the patriarchy clearly was not what audiences had in mind for entertainment.

The paltry lineup managed a 25-year low of $275 million grossed in North America to date and will be the first September since 1997 to bring in less than $350 million. The month is 20% behind last year’s pace and a staggering 52% behind the total in 2019.

Industry watchers note that at this time last year theaters were still in the early stages of attempting to draw audiences back into the seats. Still, there were more people out for shows than now, proving that people stay away in droves when the choices are between woke and more woke.