Variety Blames ‘Abysmal Opening’ for Michael Moore’s Film on CNN, MSNBC, Fox News

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | September 24, 2018 | 4:41 PM EDT

Anti-Trump Filmmaker Michael Moore (Screenshot)

On Monday, Variety tried to explain what it deemed an “abysmal" opening for liberal Activist-Filmmaker Michael Moore’s anti-Trump film, “Fahrenheit 11/9,’ which was released in theaters nationwide on Friday.

Few Americans showed up at the box office this past weekend to watch Moore attack President Donald Trump, Variety reports:

Fahrenheit 11/9,” Moore’s satirical takedown of President Trump and the current political landscape in America, picked up an abysmal $3.1 million when it opened 1,719 venues.”

“To quote Moore: 'How the f— did this happen?'"

Variety concludes that the reason Moore’s film bombed at the box office is that the public is already getting more than enough coverage of Trump – free, on cable:

“It’s hard to have an impact when audiences are already tired of the subject. Why are they going to shell out for a political screed on a big screen when they can just channel surf between CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News with much the same payoff?

“That sense of Trump fatigue is cause for concern at the box office.”

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