Posted on March 22, 2024

New Film Calling White People ‘Most Dangerous Animal’ on Planet Bombs at Box Office

Kristine Parks, Fox News, March 20, 2024

A satire film intended to send a provocative message about race relations bombed at the box office on its opening weekend.

Focus Features’ “The American Society of Magical Negroes” took the 9th spot at the box office last weekend, grossing $1,304,270 while playing in 1,147 locations around the U.S.

The film centers around a young man who is recruited to be part of a “society” where Black people use their magical powers to make White people comfortable, so that they don’t hurt Black people.


In the trailer, protagonist “Aren,” played by Justice Smith, learns he must put White people’s needs before his own so that the secret society maintains their magical powers.

White people, when they are uncomfortable, are “the most dangerous animal on the planet,” David Alan Grier’s character “Roger” explains to Aren.

“That’s why we fight White discomfort every day. Because the happier they are, the safer we are,” he says in one scene that’s featured in a theatrical trailer.

Society members also use a “White Tears” sadness barometer to track White discomfort in the film.