Not that I’m particularly surprised, but Michael Moore’s latest offering <a href=”http://www.fireandreamitchell.com/2009/10/03/another-epic-liberal-failure-micheal-moores-capitalism-a-love-story-tanks-at-the-box-office/”><b>appears to be a colossal dud at the Box Office:</b></a>
The biggest disappointment of the weekend is Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story (Overture). After a $57K per theatre average on 4 screens last weekend, the picture broke to a wider 962 locations with terrible results. The “documentary” only sold an estimated $1.3M in tickets to start the weekend, and it will finish at about $3.9M for a PTA of less than $4,000. That soft opening will almost certainly make Capitalism Moore’s weakest-grossing movie since 2002’s Bowling for Columbine ($21.5M domestic gross).
The numbers on the film, via <a href=”http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=michaelmoore09.htm”><b>Box Office Mojo:</b></a>
MPAA Rating: R
As: (43) 37.7%
Bs: ( 6) 5.3%
Cs: ( 4) 3.5%
Ds: ( 4) 3.5%
Fs: (57) 50.0%
|TOTAL LIFETIME GROSSES|
These are *NOT* good numbers. They indicate only the hard-core Libs are seeing this movie. Moore’s Previous Movies:
|Bowling for Columbine||$21,576,018||10/11/2002|
|Roger and Me||$6,706,368||12/22/1989|
He certainly seems past his prime of “Farenheit 9/11”, whose box office receipts were certainly bolstered by the Truther crowd. However, by way of comparison, the last Disney movie, which was considered a “dud”:
. . . did almost as well as “Fahrenheit 9/11”, which was Moore’s highest-grossing movie to date. It’s odd to consider Michael Moore has made a living making movies that do worse commercially that dud Disney movies.
Meanwhile. Moore is whining that he may stop making movies altogether. Oh be still, my quaking heart:
“I think people will be maybe somewhat disappointed because there’s so many things we need to deal with right now, and they wish I would make a film about it. But I want other people to make those films, ” Moore said.
“I am tired of feeling like I’m doing this alone. All through the eight years of Bush, you Google ‘Bush’ and ‘nemesis’ and I’m the first name up. And there aren’t a whole lot of other names, ” Moore said. “It doesn’t work with Michael Moore and Sean Penn and Ted Kennedy and a few others. The people have got to get involved in their democracy.”
Note to Michael Moore: the people *ARE* getting involved in Democracy. We call it the “Tea Party Movement”.
You’re just on the wrong side of democracy here. Jerk.