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October 4, 2009
Good News! Moore's 'Capitalism' bombs at box office
Here's your "Good News Sunday" post: Michael Moore's "Capitalism: A Love Story" is not going to make Mr. Moore love capitalism. It's being ignored by moviegoers according to Steve Mason: (Via John Nolte at Big Hollywood )
[B]ut 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).
Perhaps if we lived in Moore's socialist paradise, we would all have been forced to line up and shell out $6 bucks to see this turkey. Fortunately, we still live in a land where those choices are left to us. And it is obvious that the prospect of being hectored about how greedy we all are for wanting to make a comfortable life for ourselves by a monumental hypocrite who has gotten fabulously wealthy in a system that he thinks is evil just isn't a big sell on Main Street in America.
Gee - ya think?