Michael Moore’s Anti-Trump Film Bombs At The Box Office. The Numbers Are Horrific
Michael Moore’s anti-Donald Trump film “Fahrenheit 11/9” crashed and burned at the box office over the weekend.
The plot of the movie, according to IMDB, is: “Filmmaker Michael Moore examines the current state of American politics, particularly the Donald J. Trump presidency and gun violence while highlighting the power of grassroots democratic movements.” (RELATED: MICHAEL MOORE PREDICTS TRUMP WILL WIN A SECOND TERM, THEN BE IMPEACHED)
You can watch the trailer for the film below.
Apparently, people just weren’t interested in going to the theater this weekend to get a political lecture because the numbers were abysmal.
The Hollywood Reporter reported the following:
Fahrenheit 11/9 limped to an eighth-place finish in North America with $3.1 million from 1,719 theaters. Prerelease tracking had suggested at least $5 million to $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.)
That’s about as embarrassing as it gets when it comes to a major movie being released. It barely cracked $3 million.
I don’t care if you love Trump or if you hate him. It doesn’t really matter to me one bit, but the idea that tons of people are going to rush to a movie theater for this movie is delusional. People want to be entertained at the movies. We want action, suspense and a good time. We don’t want political lectures.
It’s also another sign that the vitriol against President Donald Trump might not be as high as people think. After all, you’d think more people would go and spend their money if he was as hated as Michael Moore would have you believe. Maybe it’s just time for Moore, who has threatened to move to Canada if the film tanked, to hang it up. I can’t imagine more studios are going to want to help him produce movies nobody cares about.