It looks like mega actor Will Smith has another flop on his hands.
Smith’s latest movie, Concussion, about NFL-related brain injuries, took in a meager $11 million at the box office over the weekend. The film’s budget was $35 million according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
One headline in the film’s ambitious marketing campaign read: “Concussion’ Could Change the Way Youth Football Is Played Forever.”
Critics slammed the film’s director and producer for taking artistic license with the film’s basic premise — and fabricating outright lies.
For instance, Dr. Bennet Omalu was credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the movie. But medical scholars note the condition was named 85 years ago. The film makes no mention of that.
‘Concussion’ also blamed CTE for the deaths of several retired NFL players who actually committed suicide.
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