‘Fahrenheit’ Smash Hit in NYC
Michael Moore‘s “Fahrenheit 9/11” broke all records in its premiere showing. Lincoln Plaza Cinemas manager Mohammed Alam told me last night that the film grossed a stunning $31,569 and all sixteen performances were sold out.
“From the beginning of the day until the end,” Alam said, “I have never seen anything like it.” Four shows for today are already sold out, and Alam expects a repeat performance.
Meantime, another bigger record was set downtown at the Village Cineplex 7, the only other theatre in the country playing “F9/11” before its national opening on Friday. The box office gross there was $48,000.
“It’s a record,” managing director Scott Rosenmann told me. “People have been crying and applauding at the end of shows. Some say they don’t want to live in America anymore.” Rosenmann was keeping the theatre open all night last night, and even had tickets sold for the 2:30 a.m. show.
Source: Fox News
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