Sunday :: Jun 27, 2004

Fahrenheit 911 Grosses $22 Million And Top Spot This Weekend

by Steve

Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 911” was the top-grossing movie of the weekend, according to preliminary estimates late today, with a take of nearly $22 million. The movie will become the highest grossing documentary of all time, and the distributor plans to add more screens this week to handle the large crowds. It is anticipated that word of mouth from the first weekend will lead to more crowds in the coming weeks. According to the distributor the movie is doing very well with 25-34 year olds, and is selling out even in GOP strongholds.

As an ultimate point of payback, Michael Eisner’s very expensive and much-hyped Disney release of “Around the World in 80 Days” was buried and fell from the Top Ten this weekend under the Moore onslaught, grossing only $18.2 million in two weeks. The movie looks to be one of the biggest bombs of the year.

A note to our readers: I will be out of town on business back in Baltimore for a few days starting tomorrow morning, and will leave you in the fine hands of our group of editors while I am gone. I hope to return to posting late Wednesday night.

Best wishes to you and your families, and I'll talk to you later this week.

Steve :: 10:28 PM :: Comments (20) :: Digg It!