We at TGD was genuinely surprised that the Wikileaks movie, The Fifth Estate, bombed at the box office. Sure Julian Assange didn’t like it, and he made his feelings known to anyone who’d listen, but his complaining could have been great publicity for the movie.
And indeed, as Condon told Entertainment Weekly, perhaps Assange and the whole Wikileaks thing has indeed “wor[n] out its welcome. I do think there’s something about [Assange] that does not suggest an evening’s entertainment.”
As we reported here on TGD, Assange went on a public tirade against the film, and he clearly can’t take the heat he dishes out. And again, the reviews weren’t kind to Estate, so clearly the execution of the film wasn’t good enough to overcome the critics, or Assange himself.