“Steve Jobs,” the Universal fictionalized drama that trades off the name of the deceased Apple co-founder, sank in its second weekend of wide release.

The flick, whose screenplay was penned by Aaron Sorkin, earned a dismal $2.6 million, a 65% plummet, bringing its domestic total to a meager $14.5 million.

The movie has been widely criticized, including by us, due to the fact that it’s pretty much pure fiction and anybody who knew Steve Jobs and who wasn’t paid off by Universal to back the film, has lamented that the opportunistic little flick was even made, much less released.

As we’ve written previously, you can’t call a movie “Steve Jobs” and then make up reams of total fiction. We know the facts. The graphical user interface was not stolen. Sorkin’s penchant for playing fast and lose with the facts and for concocting scenes and dialog out of whole cloth doomed this opportunistic pack of lies from the start.

MacDailyNews Take: All’s well that ends well!

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