“Bowling for Columbine” Sets a Box Office Record!
“Bowling for Columbine” has set the new all-time opening weekend box office record ($27,000 per screen avg.) for a documentary in the United States! Thank you SO MUCH — all of you who stood in those enormous lines in Los Angeles and New York trying to get in but couldn’t. The unprecedented outpouring of support for this film sent a shock wave through Hollywood. An astounding 18 films opened last Friday in NYC and L.A. — so, for a documentary to do this well in such a crowded field, it was the last thing anyone expected. And? to break the record set nearly 13 years ago by “Roger & Me” — it was the only way it should have happened! <From Michael Moore’s newsletter>