So how’s Michael Moore’s new movie, the Trump-hating, Republican-hating “Fahrenheit 11/9” doing?
Well, the first day’s receipts are in. And, I think it would be fair to say, you’d expect them to be quite good, since the first few days are when people really excited to see a movie would be running to the theater.
With that in mind, let’s look at the numbers.
Total receipts for the 1,719 theaters showing “Fahrenheit 11/9″are…$1,055,000.
That is an average of $614 dollars a theater.
Assuming each theater had two showings, and the average ticket price is, say $7 a seat (a major benefit of the doubt for Moore since, where I live, it’s closer to $11), that means the average theater filled up with, oh, about 44 people.
Call me a cockeyed optimist, but I think it would be fair to say that anyone who showed up a bit late would still have a pretty decent shot at finding a seat.
If that’s what “Fahrenheit 11/9” can muster on opening day, somehow I doubt it’s going to set any box office records when the final tallies are in.
Maybe they should rename him Michael Lesse.