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Moore film opens in blaze of glory
    #2836176 - 06/28/04 11:25 AM (19 years, 11 months ago)

Moore film opens in a blaze of glory

Staff and agencies
Monday June 28, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11: record opening despite showing on relatively few screens.

Fahrenheit 9/11 exceeded all expectations this weekend, setting a new record opening for a documentary as it claimed top spot at the US box office.

Michael Moore's controversial take on George Bush and his role in the Iraq war took $21.8m, more than the Oscar-winning Bowling for Columbine managed in its nine months of release.

"It became part of the national conversation this weekend," Moore told Variety. "These are mind-blowing numbers."

Remarkably, the film achieved these figures despite playing in just 868 cinemas across the US, a tiny number compared to most blockbusters.

The film now not only boasts the best opening ever for a documentary, but also the best for a Palme d'Or winner, beating Pulp Fiction, which opened with $9.3m in 1994.

The huge gross surprised industry watchers convinced that the film would come in below last week's number one, Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story and new release, White Chicks. In fact, Dodgeball fell to third (taking $18.5m), while White Chicks, which stars Shawn and Marlon Wayans, opened in second, with an estimated $19.6m.

http://film.guardian.co.uk/news/story/0,12589,1249022,00.html


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Re: Moore film opens in blaze of glory [Re: Xlea321]
    #2836201 - 06/28/04 11:38 AM (19 years, 11 months ago)

I can't wait to see it.


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Re: Moore film opens in blaze of glory [Re: Xlea321]
    #2836379 - 06/28/04 12:32 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

My video card is a piece of shit (i'm very poor) so I will only be able to listen to it. I wouldn't want to contribute to any war profiteering by paying to see the movie.


Moore should let people in the swing states watch the movie for free, don't you think?


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Re: Moore film opens in blaze of glory [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2836475 - 06/28/04 12:52 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

I was planning on paying to see another movie then walk into Moore's film.


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Re: Moore film opens in blaze of glory [Re: Innvertigo]
    #2836555 - 06/28/04 01:17 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

You're so smart. I might do that.

I dunno if it's even playing around here tho.


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    #2836574 - 06/28/04 01:22 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

If it's not it will be soon, seeing as how popular it is.


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    #2836685 - 06/28/04 02:27 PM (19 years, 11 months ago)

Quote:

I wouldn't want to contribute to any war profiteering




Better stop driving.





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