"Won't Back Down," the movie that paints teachers unions as the main culprit in low student achievement, has achieved a record of sorts. According to boxofficemojo, it had the second all-time-worst debut of any movie with a wide opening since 1982 (as far back as the site goes).
The only movie to have done worse is a 2008 film called "The Rocker," which opened in 2,784 theaters to a dismal $2,636,048.
"Won't Back Down" made an estimated $2,700,000 in 2,515 theaters.
I guess American audiences were just not that into a movie that lays the blame for the state of education at the feet of hard-working teachers.