Michael Moore documentary ‘Where to Invade Next’ bombs at box office

Michael Moore documentary ‘Where to Invade Next’ bombs at box office

Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next wasn’t greeted by a victory march at the box office, where its per-theater average ranked below those of the filmmaker’s previous offerings.

Where to Invade — Moore’s first film in six years — opened to an estimated $897,034 from 308 theaters for the three-day holiday weekend, according to final figures released on Monday. That puts the per-location average at $2,912, the worst of the filmmaker’s documentary career behind the $4,452 theater average of The Big One, which opened to $146,909 from 33 theaters in 1998. And it’s also behind the $3,810 average of his one feature, Canadian Bacon, which debuted to $53,345 from 14 theaters in 1995. $933,240 from 308 theaters for the three-day holiday weekend.

For the four-day holiday, Where to Invade looks to earn $1 million for a location average of $3,256.

By one measure, Where to Invade could be perceived as a silver medalist. It’s the second-biggest opening gross for Moore behind Fahrenheit 9/11, which still holds the crown for the top-grossing doc of all time in the U.S. with $119.1 million. Fahrenheit, which opened to $23.9 million, scored a hefty location average of $27,558 when it bowed nationwide in 868 locations in 2004.

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