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Police: We're why 'The Hateful Eight' is bombing at box office

Quentin Tarantino's The Hateful Eight is a box-office disaster, and the police officers who boycotted the movie are taking credit for its disappointing ticket sales.

The violent Western was released on Christmas Day and has grossed $42.9 million so far. At this rate, it's set to barely pass its production budget of $50 million meaning big losses for the Weinstein Co., which spent another $25 million to $35 million on prints and promotion.

Police Benevolent Association President Patrick J. Lynch, the first union official to call for a boycott of the film, said,

With nearly 1 million law enforcement officers in this country who have families and friends who support them, the impact that police have economically on a product or project is immense. The law enforcement boycott of cop-hater Quentin Tarantino's movie is one demonstration of that economic power.