Skip to comments.$1,500,000 OPENING NIGHT... (Moore is less, Hee Hee)
Posted on 10/03/2009 5:45:53 PM PDT by Mrs. Frogjerk
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Irony is a .....
If only he believed in Capitalism. Then he might just have made some capital.
All I can do is laugh!
Oh, my—I’m so worried that he might go hungry now. /s
You mean he didn’t have free viewing?
In all reality it is not a bad showing for only 962 theaters.
That may take a decade or too!
The guy eats one more donut, and he is going to explode!
Moore is to film as Joseph Mengele to medicine.
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.
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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...
“Free” tickets to union members? HAHAHAHA...yeah....out one pocket, and back in the other....
People are seeing Zombieland instead. Kinda fitting.
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.
Going hungry is about the best thing that could happen to him.
Those will be the anti-capitalists who will probably steal it. ;O)
I realize he'll make money no matter but I wouldn't call this a Baffo success.
Dont forget that this is only the American market.
His previous movies have done much better in the foreign markets.
It does well in Al Qaeda strongholds and in select areas of Venezuela and Cuba.
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.
What are the sales for “Going Rogue” again? SP will have made more $$$ by Nov. 17 than Moore will see in his pathetic life.
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.
Now, its "Steal This Movie".
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...
It's easier to believe in zombies than in Michael Moore's diatribes.
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.
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.
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?
Like I said he’ll make money. You don’t get that fat not making money.
“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?”
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.
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