Sunday, June 27, 2004

No. 1
With a bullet:

. . . With $21.958 million in the till since its record-breaking debut in New York City on Wednesday, Fahrenheit 9/11 is already the highest grossing documentary of all time

. . . Fahrenheit is also the first documentary to land in the weekend top five, let alone be No. 1. Its opening topped Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction's $9.3 million as the best ever for a Cannes Film Festival Palme d'Or winner, and it was Tarantino's jury that handed Moore the prize this year.

. . . Fahrenheit 9/11 will add theaters next weekend and is scheduled to expand again on July 9.

We saw it last night. There was a thirty minute wait at 1100 am to get tickets. I went to the last showing of the night, and the line to get in was at least 150 ft long. At the end, the sold-out crowd actually applauded. $22 million . . . and don't forget; it is only playing on something like 850 screens nationwide.

Good times.

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