One of these things is not like the others

Iowahawk on war movies:

Box office opening weekends:
Valley of Elah $133k
Rendition $4mm
The Green Zone $14mm
Lions for Lambs $6.7mm
American Sniper $94mm

Hmm…could it be that when you make a decent, patriotic war movie, the American public will turn out in droves for it?

Even with these numbers, I still doubt that Hollywood will see the lesson within and learn from it.