Tropic Thunder Box Office Expectations

This weekend Tropic Thunder opens amidst some protest by people with disabilities. It is expected to have box office sales of $36 – $41,000,000 over its first weekend. The following chart shows public confidence in the film’s ability to hit this mark:

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Click on the chart for more information. ((Chart shows the percentage of people who believe that Tropic Thunder will reach its box office goals and shows a few sharp drops before leveling off at around 45%))

The dips in this chart coincide with the initial raising of concerns about the film. The recovery suggests that for the most part the general public does not expect any protests to have much effect on attendance. The chart should automatically update over the next few days until the weekend receipts are tabulated and actual numbers are in. 

In the meantime the following organizations have signed on to the boycott.


  • American Association of People with Disabilities
  • American Foundation for the Blind
  • Arc of the United States
  • Autistic Self-Advocacy Network
  • Best Buddies International
  • Council of Parent Attorneys and Advocates, Inc.
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • National Down Syndrome Society
  • National Down Syndrome Congress
  • Special Olympics
  • TASH
  • Disabilities Network of NYC
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