Michael Moore’s “Fahrenheit 11-9” is enlightening, elucidating, and enlivening.
But the much anticipated documentary is a dud at the box office. Without a smoking gun, a big reveal, or a scoop, “11-9” has scored less than $6 million in 17 days of release.
The film is now eyeing a theatrical finish around $6 million when it winds down next Friday.
It’s a disappointment for the audience, for Moore, and for the new Briarcliff distribution company. The only good news is that “11-9” finishes $2 million higher than Moore’s last release, “Where to Invade Next.”
But of course the numbers are way off from the original film, “Fahrenheit 9-11,” which soared to the amazing heights of $177 million.
The problem is that Donald Trump is involved in ten scandals a day, all of them provable. But he exhausts the public. And his base of nitwits don’t seem to care if he’s broken 10 laws, offended 10 countries, or tried to undermine the basic values of the United States. There’s no ‘a hah’ moment when the whole day is BREAKING NEWS.