Sunday, July 18, 2004

Fahrenheit 9/11 Update - $100,000,000!

Yow, that's a lot of butts inn the seats at $8 a pop.

In other developments, Michael Eisner is still a stone cold moron.

Michael Eisner, who refused to let Disney-owned Miramax Studios release the film, has seen Disney's marketshare dwindle from last year's record-breaking run of nearly 17% marketshare and over $1.5 billion in ticket sales (with summer blockbusters Finding Nemo and Pirates of the Caribbean) to a mere 8% share and $407 million in 2004. To add to the humiliation, the $6 million budgeted Fahrenheit 9/11 -- which was sold back to Miramax chiefs the Weinstein Bros. and picked up for distribution by Lions Gate and IFC Films -- has now grossed more than any film Disney has released in 2004, including $100+ million budgeted busts Hidalgo, Around the World in 80 Days, The Alamo, and most recently King Arthur.
Oh, yeah, and it looks like DVD release is set for late September. Can't wait to see the "extras" in that DVD.

And has it ocurred to anyone that Michael Moore is the progressive movement's Salamon Rushdie? I'm wondering if Mullah Dubyah has issued a fatwa on the Fat Man yet?