Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11-9” made $3.1 million on its opening weekend in just 1,719 theaters. That’s the best opening for a doc in 2018. At that rate, “F11-9” should be the top doc at the 2018 box office.
By comparison, especially with political films, DiNesh D’Souza’s “Death of a Nation” made just $5.8 million its entire run. Death could not come fast enough to that misguided diatribe.
Among quality films, Moore reached the $3 million twice as fast as popular docs about Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Mister Rogers.
The Moore film also made $1 mil more than Dan Fogelman’s “Life Itself,” which had an all star cast and the backing of Amazon.
The number 1 movie of the weekend was “The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” which made $26 million.
Hey– we are a country with the clock ticking, so get out and see “F 11-9” now.