GayandRight

My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (www.freethinkingfilms.com)

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Capitalism 1: Michael Moore: 0

His new movie is his worst selling since 2002....
Michael Moore's purposefully controversial and politically polarizing documentary Capitalism: A Love Story was distributed by Overture Films and wound up in 7th place. It went wide into 962 theaters this weekend after opening on September 23rd in a limited release of 4 theaters. The pic about the financial crisis made $1.6M Friday and $2M Saturday (+33%) for a $5M weekend and $5.4M cume. Just for comparison purposes: Moore's most recent Sicko did $4.4 mil its opening weekend from only 441 theaters (and that was with him guesting on The Tonight Show and announcing he'd been subpoenaed by the Bush administration for the health care documentary). And his Fahrenheit 9/11 did $23.9M its opening weekend from 868 venues.) So, as much as the left loves Moore, and the right detests him, and he always uses the ensuing controversy to self-promote, the money angle is only what interests me. The fact is that Capitalism: A Love Story looks like its domestic total will fail to crack $20M and end up his worst performing film since his Oscar-winner Bowling For Columbine in 2002.

3 Comments:

Blogger Alberta Girl said...

Well it isn't for lack of advertising....no kidding, I timed the ads - every friggin 15 minutes for the last couple of weeks.

Imagine how much captialism hating Moore had to pay for that much advertising.

1:51 PM  
Blogger Dylan said...

Did you see the movie?

11:24 PM  
Anonymous Mitch said...

Looks like Mikey has been busy putting a number of capitalists out of business.... the ones who owned all-you-can-eat troughs.

1:09 AM  

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