From Big Hollywood:
Michael Moore’s CAPITALISM tanks!
Ricky Gervais has launched his second consecutive box office bomb as The Invention of Lying (Warner Bros) only mustered $2.2M or so to start the 3-day. The comedy should finish #5 with approximately $6.5M for the weekend. …
[B]ut the biggest disappointment of the weekend is Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story (Overture). After a $57K per theatre average on 4 screens last weekend, the picture broke to a wider 962 locations with terrible results. The “documentary” only sold an estimated $1.3M in tickets to start the weekend, and it will finish at about $3.9M for a PTA of less than $4,000. That soft opening will almost certainly make Capitalism Moore’s weakest-grossing movie since 2002’s Bowling for Columbine($21.5M domestic gross).
Is anyone really surprised? It is pretty damn hard to get past the irony of someone telling you Capitalism is evil while at the same time getting stinking rich in the process. When it comes to bashing capitalism, Michael Moore has a credibility factor of zero. If Moore wanted to be credible on the subject, he really should have release the movie for free on YouTube. Anything short of that reeks of hypocrisy.
Via: Big Hollywood