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 Post subject: Re: The latest from Michael Moore....
PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2011 8:05 pm 
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Ever notice Lib's are always looking to round up people of difference of opinions ?


Quite common among the LeWing-Nutters.

I'm still waiting for Obama's new internal armed force (aka Gestapo) to be created. I guess he's not as confident as he used to be. :lol:


I thought that was already in the works?:


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 Post subject: Re: The latest from Michael Moore....
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The latest from Michael Moore:

His new new anti-Trump movie Fahrenheit 11/9

https://hotair.com/archives/2018/09/24/ ... ud-expect/

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Michael Moore’s New Anti-Trump Movie Does About As Well As You’d Expect

JAZZ SHAWPosted at 12:31 pm on September 24, 2018

Hey, did you see Michael Moore’s new anti-Trump movie Fahrenheit 11/9 this weekend? No? Well, you’re not alone. According to the Hollywood Reporter, the film is on its way to being an epic flop at the box office.

The news isn’t good for a trio of high-profile fall festival films opening nationwide at the Friday box office — Michael Moore’s new doc Fahrenheit 11/9, the edgy teen black comedy Assassination Nation and Dan Fogelman’s Life Itself, according to early returns…

Unless traffic picks up, Fahrenheit 11/9 is headed for a sixth-place finish with a $3 million-$4 million debut from 1,719 theaters (pre-release tracking had suggested at least $5 million-$6 million).

Moore’s satirical, anti-Trump film marks the first release from Tom Ortenberg’s new company, Briarcliff. (Ortenberg worked with Moore on Fahrenheit 9/11 while stationed at Lionsgate.)


Don’t worry. I’m not going to torture you with a review of the film since I didn’t see it either. But we’re seeing an interesting phenomenon here. At least when it comes to books, writing anything negative about Donald Trump has been something of a goldmine for many authors. So shouldn’t that translate to filling seats in theaters for a film with a similar theme?

Apparently not. When Moore released his anti-Bush film Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 it actually performed far above expectations. They initially put it in less than 870 theaters and it raked in almost $24M in the first weekend. This time, perhaps expecting lightning to strike twice, the new move was in more than 1,700 theaters, but it failed to sell even 20% as many tickets. How could this be?

Liberal audiences are obviously not burned out with anti-Trump material, as demonstrated by recent book sales. So perhaps they’re finally burning out on Moore himself. Or perhaps Moore is just falling victim to the established pattern of people not wanting to buy tickets for movies about politics in any fashion. (Miss Sloane remains one of the biggest turkeys in Hollywood history.) Dinesh D’Souza’s Death of a Nation had similar ticket sales this year, though it was only released initially in a little over 1,000 theaters. Or perhaps it’s a combination of both.

When was the last time that Michael Moore actually had a hit movie? Or even one that at least broke even? I find myself wondering where he’s getting the money to keep cranking out these flops.

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Even lefty wack jobs don't need to pay for Moore to give them more reasons to hate Trump.

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https://variety.com/2018/film/box-offic ... 202953615/

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SEPTEMBER 24, 2018 11:44AM PT

‘Fahrenheit 11/9’: Why Michael Moore’s Trump Doc Bombed

By REBECCA RUBIN

Michael Moore’s trump card failed him this weekend.

“Fahrenheit 11/9,” Moore’s satirical takedown of President Trump and the current political landscape in America, picked up an abysmal $3.1 million when it opened 1,719 venues. It was the best start for the left-wing filmmaker since 2009’s “Capitalism: A Love Story,” but it’s a far cry from 2004, when Moore’s doc “Fahrenheit 9/11” launched with a record-breaking $23 million. At this point, “Fahrenheit 11/9” will be lucky if it matches the opening weekend of “Fahrenheit 9/11” during the course of its run.

To quote Moore: “How the f— did this happen?”

To be fair, nobody expected the same kind of result this go-round. “Fahrenheit 9/11,” still the highest grossing documentary of all time, was the rare feature to tap into the zeitgeist and spark a national conversation about the Bush administration and the war on terror. When “Bowling for Columbine” came out in 2002, it was at the forefront of the debate around gun control in America. But as Moore even points out in his latest documentary, cable news has turned into a seemingly never-ending Trump fest. It’s hard to have an impact when audiences are already tired of the subject. Why are they going to shell out for a political screed on a big screen when they can just channel surf between CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News with much the same payoff?


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While “Fahrenheit 11/9” posted one of the best starts for a political documentary in recent years, its ambitious expansion might hurt its box office potential. Most documentaries would rank a million-dollar haul as a roaring success, but then again, most documentaries don’t initially open in over 1,700 theaters. “Fahrenheit 11/9” also carried a bigger marketing budget than the typical doc given its TV ads and promotional materials.

Briarcliff’s head of distribution Steve Bunnell said the studio opted to start with a wide release to coincide with the upcoming midterm elections in November. The doc played strongest on the coasts (the best per-screen averages were cities in California and New York, areas where the “resistance” is in full force), though Bunnell noted that many red state markets also were well represented.


The entire article at above link

So basically this was intended as a multi-million campaign commercial for the Democratic Party.

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