It would appear that the ol’ cut and paste ‘documentary’ style of creating fake news no longer works for the modern, savvy movie-goer.
“Fahrenheit 11/9,” Michael Moore’s latest attempt at denigrating a Republican president failed miserably, earning just $3 million on its opening weekend. It was an effort “Hollywood Reporter” described as ‘tanking’ and a ‘limp’ opening.
The film had projected to earn in the range of $5 to $6 million.
Moore did his best to put a positive spin on the dismal numbers citing a ridiculously biased blog post which characterized it as the “best opening for a documentary in 2018.”
Thank you everyone! “Box Office: ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ Best Opening for a Documentary in 2018, On Track to Be Biggest in Strong Year for Docs” https://t.co/KaIWWTytO1
— Michael Moore (@MMFlint) September 23, 2018
The two documentaries cited in that post, however, are one involving Ruth Bader Ginsberg which put viewers asleep faster than a wine-fueled State of the Union Address, and the Mister Rogers movie, “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”
A little research shows that Moore’s movie, with the backing of far-left Hollywood, played on over 1,700 screens during it’s opening weekend. The Mister Rogers documentary played on just over two dozen screens, but would go on to become the top-grossing biographical documentary of all time, earning over $20 million.
— JakeHayden (@JacobLHayden) September 22, 2018
The film marks Moore’s latest attempt to rewrite history and portray President Trump as, what he describes as an “evil genius.”
During an appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, the rotund filmmaker implored his followers to “get off the couch” and join the resistance, presumably by going to see his film.
“The despair that I have in going forward and making this movie is when are people going to get off the couch and when are we going to rise up?” seemingly unaware that the only times he ‘gets off the couch’ or ‘rises up’ is when there’s a major discount at the local buffet.
“The only way we’re going to stop this is that we’re going to have to put our bodies on the line…” – Michael Moore. Yours is probably enough… https://t.co/Ql8HqSmmCL
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) June 29, 2018
It also comes on the heels of two other failed efforts – a website called ‘Trumpileaks,’ and a failed Broadway show, “The Terms of My Surrender,” billed as a one-man attempt to bring down the president.
Moore recently described his resistance efforts as a revolution.
“The revolution is happening in the most unlikely of places,” he alleged. “The resistance ― the true resistance ― is not coming from the Democratic Party or from the liberal establishment. I can’t reveal too much right now, but there is a real insurgency taking place.”
The insurgency and the revolution decided it wasn’t worth spending $15 for a ticket to see his garbage film, it would seem.
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