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$1,500,000 OPENING NIGHT... (Moore is less, Hee Hee)
Box Office Mojo ^ | October 2, 2009 | © IMDb.com, Inc. or its affiliates

Posted on 10/03/2009 5:45:53 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk

RELATED BOX OFFICE LINKS Weekend Grosses | 2009 Grosses All Time Grosses | Adjusted for Inflation

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: boxoffice; capitalism; hollywood; michaelmoore
Apparently the movie audiences agree with Michael Moore. They don't like Capitalism either. They are going to express this dislike by not buying tickets for his movie.

Irony is a .....

1 posted on 10/03/2009 5:45:53 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

If only he believed in Capitalism. Then he might just have made some capital.

All I can do is laugh!


2 posted on 10/03/2009 5:53:10 PM PDT by Conan the Librarian (The Best in Life is to crush my enemies, see them driven before me, and the Dewey Decimal System)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Oh, my—I’m so worried that he might go hungry now. /s


3 posted on 10/03/2009 5:55:35 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

You mean he didn’t have free viewing?

/s


4 posted on 10/03/2009 5:56:53 PM PDT by AliVeritas (Can you tell I got these from Warmonger.org?)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
You can not compare the jerks movie to the other movies premiering this week because it is a “documentary” (it is to laugh derisively).

In all reality it is not a bad showing for only 962 theaters.

5 posted on 10/03/2009 5:57:10 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: freeangel

That may take a decade or too!

The guy eats one more donut, and he is going to explode!


6 posted on 10/03/2009 5:58:55 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Moore is to film as Joseph Mengele to medicine.


7 posted on 10/03/2009 6:00:58 PM PDT by Keith in Iowa (Obama-care won't pull Grandma's plug - because Grandma won't be plugged in under Obama-care.)
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To: Pontiac

I highly doubt that his other “documentaries” did so poorly when they opened.

Besides, his movies are more on the fiction scale than the documentary scale.


8 posted on 10/03/2009 6:01:00 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

When will you see ‘Capitalism: A Love Story?’
46.8% Never
23.7% On DVD
13.0% Sometime in Theaters
8.9% Opening Weekend (wide on Oct. 2)
7.7% On TV
979 users polled. (This poll is now closed.)


9 posted on 10/03/2009 6:03:31 PM PDT by TornadoAlley3 (Obama is everything Oklahoma is not.)
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To: Pontiac
In all reality it is not a bad showing for only 962 theaters.

That was my thought as well. Although I'm not sure how they determine the stats, since I read that Moore handed out free tickets to union members - teachers and SEIU. If this goes by the actual number of tickets purchased at the theater at the time of showing then it's not all that shabby. It's also possible that lefties would buy a ticket for this joke but actually view another movie.

I just find it hard to believe that in these hard times the average joe is going to spend hard-earned dollars on a non-entertaining fake documentary. Call me skeptical...

10 posted on 10/03/2009 6:05:31 PM PDT by Shethink13
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To: TornadoAlley3



11 posted on 10/03/2009 6:06:08 PM PDT by BigEdLB (Now there ARE 1,000,000 regrets - but it may be too late.)
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To: Shethink13

“Free” tickets to union members? HAHAHAHA...yeah....out one pocket, and back in the other....


12 posted on 10/03/2009 6:07:13 PM PDT by goodnesswins (Democrat party has always been the party of slavery, sedition, subversion, socialism and surrender)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

People are seeing Zombieland instead. Kinda fitting.


13 posted on 10/03/2009 6:10:49 PM PDT by Trick or Treat
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To: Shethink13
I just find it hard to believe that in these hard times the average joe is going to spend hard-earned dollars on a non-entertaining fake documentary.

Agreed.

The people that go to these movies are the true believers in socialism.

These movies are only shown in major urban markets where they draw viewers from large areas with high density populations of leftist.

Theater owners necessarily have to know the demographics of their markets.

14 posted on 10/03/2009 6:21:59 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
For a guy that hates capitalism so much, he should be renting out his movie for free to any theatre that wants to run it. What would the price of a ticket be if the movie rent was zero to the screen?
15 posted on 10/03/2009 6:25:22 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barack Hussein 0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: freeangel

Going hungry is about the best thing that could happen to him.


16 posted on 10/03/2009 6:27:30 PM PDT by dr_who
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To: TornadoAlley3
23.7% On DVD

Those will be the anti-capitalists who will probably steal it. ;O)

17 posted on 10/03/2009 6:37:41 PM PDT by HarleyD
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To: Pontiac
Wow, if you figure $8.00 per ticket that works out to an average of 195 per theater. Then divide that by 4 showings and we're talking 50 pervs per show.

I realize he'll make money no matter but I wouldn't call this a Baffo success.

18 posted on 10/03/2009 6:43:02 PM PDT by Recon Dad (“Cogito ergo arma.”)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Sometimes all is not as advertised....


19 posted on 10/03/2009 6:44:07 PM PDT by eyedigress
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
I guess he prefers

Cheers!

20 posted on 10/03/2009 6:47:39 PM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change without notice.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Flop!


21 posted on 10/03/2009 6:49:38 PM PDT by fujimoh
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To: Recon Dad
I realize he'll make money no matter but I wouldn't call this a Baffo success.

Don’t forget that this is only the American market.

His previous movies have done much better in the foreign markets.

22 posted on 10/03/2009 6:53:48 PM PDT by Pontiac (Your message here.)
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To: Pontiac

It does well in Al Qaeda strongholds and in select areas of Venezuela and Cuba.


23 posted on 10/03/2009 7:11:41 PM PDT by Patrick1 (I'm not calling in sick; I'm calling in gone!)
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To: Cheerio

What would have been even better is to have a bootleg copy and release it on the internet a week before he did. When he sues, counter his suit by saying that his own movie declares private property to be morally wrong. I was just doing what he told me to do in the movie.


24 posted on 10/03/2009 7:35:38 PM PDT by Hardastarboard (Maureen Dowd is right. I DON'T like our President's color. He's a Red.)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

What are the sales for “Going Rogue” again? SP will have made more $$$ by Nov. 17 than Moore will see in his pathetic life.


25 posted on 10/03/2009 7:36:31 PM PDT by Lou Budvis (Go Rogue on 11/17/09)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Funny - he’s telling Kossacks to pay 10 bucks to see his latest bomb that condemns the making of money for the purposes of profit.

And they don’t see the irony.


26 posted on 10/03/2009 7:39:16 PM PDT by Tzimisce (No thanks. We have enough government already. - The Tick)
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To: Hardastarboard
Before, it was "Steal This Book"...

Now, its "Steal This Movie".

27 posted on 10/03/2009 8:01:51 PM PDT by C210N (A patriot for a Conservative Renaissance!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

The way I figure it, that’s less than 150 people per screen.
and not even a 1,000 screens nationwide. Now lesssee....How many showings you figure this represents?... 2?...3?...

When you consider taht several lib bastions likely had sellouts...One can only conclude that many of these theatres were basically empty, except for the crickets...


28 posted on 10/03/2009 8:18:44 PM PDT by DGHoodini (Iran Azadi!)
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To: Trick or Treat
People are seeing Zombieland instead.

It's easier to believe in zombies than in Michael Moore's diatribes.

29 posted on 10/03/2009 8:22:40 PM PDT by reg45 (Be calm everyone. The idiot children are in charge!)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
Here is a good Washington Times review of the movie:

http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2009/oct/02/movie-review-capitalism-a-love-story/?feat=home_headlines&page=2

30 posted on 10/03/2009 9:39:04 PM PDT by TChad
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

Keep in mind he did not have near the amount of theaters that others did...I understand that we want to make him look dumb but at least be fair about it.


31 posted on 10/03/2009 10:03:11 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: Lou Budvis

Palin will make 7 million whether she sells one book or a million. Moore has made more than 7 million. Socialism sells in America among a certain population.


32 posted on 10/03/2009 10:06:19 PM PDT by napscoordinator
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To: goodnesswins
“Free” tickets to union members? HAHAHAHA...yeah....out one pocket, and back in the other....

I heard this because there was a thread about the ATF (American Teachers Federation) declining the tickets because Moore used non-union personnel in making the film. Can we say hypocrite?

33 posted on 10/03/2009 11:11:11 PM PDT by Shethink13
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk
It’s too early for shadenfreude. A couple of other Moore movies — “Sicko” and “Bowling for Columbine” started out with similar numbers — and wound up raking in $36 million, and $58 million (worldwide), respectively. That’s a lot of money for a “documentary” (i.e. low cost).
34 posted on 10/04/2009 12:13:42 AM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Pontiac

Like I said he’ll make money. You don’t get that fat not making money.


35 posted on 10/04/2009 3:12:40 AM PDT by Recon Dad (“Cogito ergo arma.”)
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To: Mrs. Frogjerk

“I’m a millionaire, I’m a multi-millionaire. I’m filthy rich. You know why I’m a multi-millionaire? ‘Cause multi-millions like what I do. That’s pretty good, isn’t it?”

http://www.mooreexposed.com/


36 posted on 10/04/2009 3:16:41 AM PDT by maggief
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To: AliVeritas
"You mean he didn’t have free viewing?"

Well, if its any consolation, he'll have free, or nearly free, viewing at his State Theater in Traverse City, Michigan. A couple of years ago they set him up with that theater because the libs there hate the country as much as he does. He gets it tax free. He runs so called "classical" movies there and every summer runs the Traverse City Film Festival there. He even gets to run first run features there, but doesn't have to pay taxes on them because its a tax free venue. The other theaters in the area are not happy. He travels to TC from his estate in nearby exclusive Central Lake, Michigan. Less is Mwhore.

37 posted on 10/04/2009 3:22:35 AM PDT by RushLake (Liberalism--Terrorism financed by your tax dollars.)
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To: maggief
To supplement your link...

FYI... the hypocrisy of Michael Moore

The real Michael Moore Working-class hero image is carefully scripted
November 05, 2005

Michael Moore's success as a filmmaker and "working-class hero" is part of a carefully crafted image that bears little connection with reality, finds author Peter Schweizer in his new book "Do As I Say (Not As I Do): Profiles in Liberal Hypocrisy."

Don't be fooled by the scraggly beard, the baggy jeans, the plaid shirts and the baseball caps, explains Schweizer.

Don't be fooled by his claim to be from the working-class town of Flint, Mich., he writes.

Don't be fooled by his various claims to have made no more than $19,000 a year, $15,000 a year or $12,000 a year before his first hit, "Roger & Me," the author says.

In fact, Moore didn't even grow up in Flint, but rather nearby Davison. His father was not the working stiff struggling to make ends meet that he portrays, but a General Motors employee who worked from 6 a.m. until 2 p.m. and played golf every afternoon at a private country club and who had four weeks of paid vacation and retired comfortably at the age of 53.

Before "Roger & Me" hit it big in 1989, Moore had already received an advance from a New York publisher for $50,000, another $50,000 from Mother Jones magazine upon termination as an editor and a $20,000 grant from Ralph Nader. After "Roger & Me," he became fabulously wealthy by nearly any standard.

When Moore flew to London to be interviewed by the BBC or to promote a film, he flew the Concorde and stayed at the Ritz. But, according to the book, he would also keep a room at a cheap hotel down the street where he would meet with journalists to maintain his image as a "man of humble circumstances."

His 10-acre, waterfront home today is on Michigan's Torch Lake, one of the three most beautiful lakes in the world, according to National Geographic. He was accused by authorities of despoiling a wetland – just like many of the greedy, robber-baron land-grabbers he criticizes – when he tried to expand his private beach……………………………………………”



38 posted on 10/04/2009 3:26:56 AM PDT by Stand Watch Listen ("All that's necessary for evil to triumph is for good men to do nothing.")
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