Mel Gibson disgraced himself last year with all those foul rants, which didn’t exactly endear him to the moviegoing public.
The more he fulminated, the more his comeback vehicle, The Beaver, seemed like a miracle vehicle as far as its chances to make Mel loved again.
And sure enough, due to a combination of the film’s relative obscurity and Mel’s high-profile hatefulness, The Beaver proves to have had no teeth at all at the box office.
According to IMDb, it cost a pretty sizable $21 million.
And after six weeks, the film’s domestic gross is …
Must be the Jews’ fault.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on June 14, 2011