(image via Overture films)
In: Michael Moore. Moore seemed, at least this weekend, ubiquitous. And the affable Everyman appears to have captured the zeitgeist, landing the definitive blows to the now-discredited laissez-fair capitalism. When Michael Moore sits around the media, to borrow an old joke, he sits AROUND the media. From IndieWIRE:
"According to weekend estimates, Michael Moore’s 'Capitalism: A Love Story‘s' limited debut this weekend has resulted in 2009’s highest per-theater-average. On four screens, the Overture Films released took in a massive $240,000, averaging $60,000. If that estimate holds, it will top March’s 'Sunshine Cleaning' - also an Overture release that opened on four screens - which had a PTA of $54,798.
"Since opening Wednesday, 'Capitalism' has grossed $306,586. Of its four theaters, it found the best numbers at Hollywood’s ArcLight ($42,004 through Saturday, full weekend estimates per theater were not available, but it should land in the neighbourhood of $65,000) and New York’s Angelika ($41,044 through Sat)."
In only 4 theaters.