Michael Moore film off to fast start in theaters
Michael Moore's latest documentary, Where To Invade Next, is occupying high ground in North America.
It's far and away the most popular nonfiction film in the US and Canada, earning another $564,575 over the weekend, according to audience measurement firm Rentrak. Moore's film, the first he's directed in seven years, pushed its two week box office total to $1,991,445.
Coming in a distant second was We Are Twisted F***ing Sister!, the film about the iconic glam metal band. It made $5,804 in its first week of release.
The Twisted Sister doc played on six screens, while Moore's film occupied 275, Rentrak reported. According to Music Box Films, which released We Are Twisted F***ing Sister, it's "the mesmerizing, wickedly appealing and never-before-told story of the ten grueling years leading up to the band’s legendary career, recounted directly by the band themselves, their managers and their biggest fans."
Coming in third among documentaries at the box office was Ingrid Bergman: In Her Own Words. Fourth place went to the IMAX speciality film Space Station 3D, which has now made $93,163,806. That total has been amassed over a 723 week period.
Amy Berg's Janis Joplin documentary Janis: Little Girl Blue rounded out the top five. increasing its box office tally to $383,463.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.