While the majority of mainstream news outlets have been gushing over Michael Moore’s new anti-Trump film, Fahrenheit 11/9 (although they weren’t all great), ticket buyers weren’t so thrilled.
Perhaps it’s because the film seems to have essentially conducted of a long-form version of everything every single anti-Trump liberal has already said about Trump.
Perhaps it’s because Michael Moore isn’t even trying anymore and simply assumes audiences will show up to see his movie because of his name recognition.
Or perhaps it’s because Trump is the President America elected and many of those who didn’t emphatically support him in 2016 find themselves now, nearly two years later, more appalled by the way the media and entertainment industry has treated him than they are by his policies or character.
Whatever the reas, the film tanked–badly.
The Daily Wire has the story:
Michael Moore’s latest documentary, “Fahrenheit 11/9,” is not doing well at the box office. In its opening weekend, the anti-President Trump movie was set to earn just $3 million, according to The Hollywood Reporter.Advertisement - story continues below
That would put the film at eighth place for the weekend. On Friday, the day it debuted, the movie brought in just $1 million from more than 1,700 screens. The film was projected to haul in $5 million to $8 million.
For comparison, Moore’s biggest hit movie — “Fahrenheit 9/11,” also an anti-Republican president movie — opened in 2004 with a near $24 million haul in its first weekend.
To put it all into perspective, “The House With A Clock In Its Walls,” a kids movie, looked set to haul in $25 million, easily the weekend’s big winner.
While documentaries certainly have their place in the Hollywood cannon, these days, most people probably want to go to the movies to get away from all the noise of the mainstream media complex and Washington circus.
Whether you’re hip to the anti-Trump bias of Hollywood or totally agree with it, perhaps the last thing anyone needed was an entire movie outlining what everyone already knew liberals think about Trump.