Steven spielbergThe performance of ‘West Side Story’ may be a hit with critics, but it collapsed at the box office … something many are enjoying, all for Ansel Elgort.
The numbers are up for the movie, and it doesn’t seem like people are flocking to see it on the big screen, with the movie only grossing about $ 4.1 million on opening day (Friday), and a screening of $ 10. to $ 11 million. transportation throughout the weekend. That’s … pretty bad.
West Side Story ‘Disappoints Poor $ 4.1 Million Friday: https://t.co/ZU3f3oQ7lz
– Forbes (@Forbes) December 11, 2021
There are many theories as to why ‘WSS’ didn’t work out well … but one that is circulating online, without much evidence to back it up, we should point out, is that Ansel himself may have kept people at a distance, due to part allegations of sexual misconduct against you.
As we said, there is not much evidence for this: Most blame the pandemic and a slow Christmas trend, but even if there is no credit for Ansel … there is sure to be a lot of vertigo.
“He’s just phenomenal at this” ⭐️ Director Steven Spielberg takes a look at Ansel Elgort’s casting process for Tony in #West Side Story. Experience the movie now only shown in theaters! Get tickets: https://t.co/AN7uRkD9VY pic.twitter.com/APMqmE0wQZ
– West Side Story (@WestSideMovie) December 11, 2021
Bottom line … the guy was accused of sexually assaulting a woman, who shared her story on Twitter and later deleted her, who claims she was 17 when she had sex with him in 2014. She alleges she felt raped afterward . , and went on to say that he suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder. Ansel denied his characterization in a message since deleted, insisting it was consensual.
Other women have also come forward with claims against him, claiming he was a predator and solicited minors before he was super famous, but he has not specifically addressed them. In any case, his choice as Spielberg’s leader was widely criticized.
In defense of the SS, the indictment came to light last year, long after Ansel was cast and even after the film ended … so it was too late to even consider hiring someone else. Interestingly, Spielberg and company. I have not addressed the situation so far … and all signs are that they will keep quiet.
The fascinating part … ‘West Side Story’ may have a shot at some awards soon, so the saga is not over yet.