Word is making the Internet rounds that Grand Cinemas of Lebanon has banned Warner Bros. and director Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman from screening in the country. Last week a protest group Campaign to Boycott Supporters of Isreal-Lenanon started a movement to ban the film because its star Gal Gadot is an Israeli and former soldier. Lebanon is at war with Israel and Lebanese law prohibits Lebanese citizens from traveling or having contact with Israelis. Today Grand Cinema tweeted confirmation that the film has been banned from screening in Lebanon.
Now this really won’t affect the box office numbers, Furious 7 earned $1.7 billion worldwide and only $1.8 million in Lebanon. Which is interesting because Gal Gadot is in that movie along with Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice, Fast and Furious 6, and Fast Five, all of which were shown in theaters in Lebanon.
Warner Bros. has not commented on the ban, and as stated before, this ban will not truly impact the film’s bottom line. Wonder Woman was set to screen at 15 theaters in Lenanon.
— Grand Cinemas (@GCLebanon) May 31, 2017