Twitter celebrates the epic flop of opening weekend for #GodsofEgypt
After spending $140 million on a movie that depicts Egyptians as caucasians, Lionsgate is taking a major L this weekend for their film "Gods of Egypt." Their big budget debut returned just $14 million on their investment and if you do the math, you'll see that lies never pay off
Naturally, Twitter celebrated a victory for the ancestors, who prevailed in this undeniable attempt to slight history.
1. *sings* Do you remember the time that Egyptians were black?!
When you get the word that the Gods of Egypt movie flopped. pic.twitter.com/IIzExwkH0U— ✪ (@holeefucc) February 27, 2016'
2. You want the truth... or nah?
yall just gon ignore gods of egypt with the all white cast orr.
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3. Still we dab
"Gods of Egypt" flopped and "Gambit" movie has been taken off Fox's release calendar... pic.twitter.com/qMEHJ54OGB— Film Fatale NYC (@FilmFatale_NYC) February 28, 2016'
4. Hollywood gon' learn today
One day y'all gon' learn about this diversity/inclusion thing. #GodsOfEgypt pic.twitter.com/pURJZdbpgB — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 26, 2016 '
5. Looks like Christmas came early
6. Call that poetic justice
Nothing more poetic than #GodsOfEgypt bombing at the box office same weekend as @TheAcademy Awards & #OscarsSoWhite pic.twitter.com/t72HUvsdcm — Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) February 26, 2016 '
7. The shai is too hot.
8. Hollywood, heed this cautionary tale
Shoutout to #GodsOfEgypt for being a flop. May this be a future warning to other whitewash productions — Ruthless (@RuthOhanu) February 27, 2016 '
9. Pity really, but...
#GodsofEgypt failing miserably? What a shame... Mwuhahahahaha— Peter Bradley (@wooble89) February 28, 2016'
10. Happy Black History Month!
'Gods of Egypt' becomes year's first big-budget bomb at the box office https://t.co/98mIILzSSu #BHM ✊🏽 — Johnetta Elzie (@Nettaaaaaaaa) February 28, 2016 '
11. Straight Outta RTs
RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT RT "@BlackGirlNerds: RT if you're NOT going to see Gods of Egypt"— Daniel José Older (@djolder) February 27, 2016'
12. The power of the boycott
RT @BlackGirlNerds: RT if you're NOT going to see Gods of Egypt pic.twitter.com/dRSsBrhEak — jesseWilliams. (@iJesseWilliams) February 26, 2016 '
13. Not today Hollywood
Full marks to humanity for not watching #GodsofEgypt. Just roll up a news paper & bop Hollywood on the nose while sternly saying "no"!— Jeremy Jahns (@JeremyJahns) February 28, 2016'
The failure of the Gods of Egypt is how I know the Gods of Blackness are real https://t.co/tKrXXnTIAi — ImperatorBlackSiren (@Blackamazon) February 28, 2016 '