• • • ‘Atlas Shrugged’ Film Banks on Election Fever
Don Steinberg, Wall Street Journal Atlas Shrugged movie |Atlas Shrugged |The Fountainhead |Capitalism |Egoism |Paul Ryan |Personal life |The Fountainhead movie |Image | To a strict bottom-line capitalist, the new movie "Atlas Shrugged Part II" might not look like a model enterprise. "Atlas Shrugged Part I," released last year, cost businessman John Aglialoro about $25 million (and 19 years) to bring to the screen. Its domestic box-office take was a tepid $4.6 million. Critics' reviews, arguably, were worse. Few flops earn sequels. But Mr. Aglialoro, chief executive of exercise-equipment maker Cybex International and a longtime disciple of "Atlas Shrugged" author Ayn Rand, thinks the timing is right.