Fahrenheit 9/11

Goodness me:
June 27, 2004 | LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Michael Moore's "Fahrenheit 9/11" took in a whopping $21.8 million in its first three days, becoming the first documentary ever to debut as Hollywood's top weekend film.

If Sunday's estimates hold when final numbers are released Monday, "Fahrenheit 9/11" would set a record in a single weekend as the top-grossing documentary ever outside of concert films and movies made for huge-screen IMAX theaters.
This is pretty amazing, especially since:
"Fahrenheit 9/11" opened in 868 theaters, a wide release for a documentary but narrow compared to big Hollywood flicks. The film averaged $25,115 a theater, compared to $7,190 in 2,726 cinemas for "White Chicks."
I twice tried to buy tickets, and failed. EVERY SHOW THIS WEEKEND SOLD OUT. Granted, it was Bethesda, but it was on two screens, and every show sold out very far ahead of time.

I'd said before that it's going to do $100 million; that sounds a little less insane now.

I mean...wow. dKos has more, mainly excerpts from an NYT piece.

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