Among the militant leftists of Tinsel Town, you won’t find another filmmaker, actor, or comedian who loathes President Donald Trump more than Michael Moore. After threatening to move to Canada should his new anti-Trump flick fail in the box office, Moore just received some very bad news.
While hyping his new anti-Trump movie “Fahrenheit 11/9” at the Toronto Film Festival, Michael Moore told the audience that he just might move to Canada if his latest endeavor receives too much backlash. Two days later, the ratings were in and they didn’t look good.
“[Trump] absolutely hates democracy, and he believes in the autocrat, in the authoritarian,” Moore said on Friday. “I want us to survive this, but I can’t make any guarantees that that’s what’s going to happen. We’re in a bad place. We’re on the precipice of some very awful stuff.”
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Of course, one is led to wonder why, exactly, Moore thinks we’re in such a “bad place.” Is it the lowest unemployment numbers on record? Is it 4.2% GDP? Is it the defeat of ISIS? Is it the jobs returning to America in droves as major companies reinvest in our economy?
We’re not exactly dealing with the sanest of individuals here. Moore’s got a bad case of Trump Derangement Syndrome, and it appears to be affecting even his most basic cognitive reasoning skills. That much was evidenced by cinema critic Christian Toto’s review of “Fahrenheit 11/9”:
“Even by the lowest of low Moore standards ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ is an abomination. When the film settles down and peddles generic socialist propaganda you can’t trust what he’s saying. It’s like hearing a deranged man’s rant and noticing a few syllables seem coherent. … It’s hard to imagine any clear-eyed liberal seeing ‘Fahrenheit 11/9’ as anything other than a garbage dump of lies, misdirection and cartoonishly dumb arguments against both Trump and the American experiment.”
Yikes! Even this wasn’t as brutal as this weekend’s box office numbers, though. Unfortunately for the filmmaker, things didn’t exactly pan out the way he hoped they would with his new flick. It looks like Moore will need to start packing his bags.
“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,” reports The Hollywood Reporter. This is a far cry from Moore’s 2004 film Fahrenheit 9/11, which debuted to a record-breaking $23.9 million from 868 locations.
Perhaps moviegoers are just getting tired of the same ol’ schtick. 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.
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. “Fahrenheit 11/9” was applauded by critics, winning an 81% “certified fresh” rating on Rotten Tomatoes. But critics who disliked the movie called it “disjointed,” “lazy,'” and “abhorrently self-promoting.” [Source: The Daily Wire]
Well, it looks like we can rid ourselves of Michael Moore! I, personally, know more than a few patriots who would be happy to help him pack his bags. All I’ve got to say is, don’t let the door hit ya where the good Lord split ya, Michael!