As the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs movie expanded its footprint to 56 more theaters over the weekend, Deadline reports the movie has grossed $2.26M to date. The movie had earned the highest per theater earnings of any movie so far this year on its limited opening weekend.
While the movie has been criticized by some for the artistic liberties taken with the truth, with even Steve Wozniak and key system software designer Andy Hertzfeld saying that almost nothing shown really happened like that, scriptwriter Aaron Sorkin defended the movie at a London press conference …
Speaking at the European premiere of the film, Sorkin said that while the format of the film was “plainly a writer’s conceit,” the movie “gets at some larger truths.”
“Steve Jobs did not, as far as I know, have confrontations with the same six people 40 minutes before every product launch,” he said, during a press conference. “That is plainly a writer’s conceit. But I do think that the movie gets at some larger truths, some more important truths than what really went on during the 40 minutes before product launches, which I don’t think was the stuff of drama. What you see is a dramatization of several personal conflicts that he had in his life, and they illustrate something, they give you a picture of something. Are they fair? I do believe they’re fair. My conscience is clear.”
“Steve Jobs” goes into wide release in theaters in the United States this Friday.