Portly polemicist filmmaker Michael Moore set out to influence the election with his new documentary about Donald Trump. The left-wing millionaire kept news of Michael Moore in Trumpland secret until its release a month ago, a fortnight before the election.
Moore declared he wanted the film, which depicts a recent one-man show in a theatre in a Republican town in Ohio, to be seen in “front of millions of people” who would then vote for Hillary Clinton, after having been swayed by the brilliance of his arguments.
As part of his ‘October Surprise,’ Moore even offered to give New Yorkers free tickets if they spent weekends campaigning for Clinton in the swing state of Pennsylvania.
Not only did Hillary fail to win the Presidency but the movie has disappeared from view a month after release and is not playing in a single movie theater in the country, according to Moviefone.
Michael Moore in Trumpland has made just $149,090 in movie theaters since its release. In contrast, Moore’s 2004 anti-George W. Bush doc Fahrenheit 9/11 grossed $119 million and remains the most successful doc of all time.
In fairness to the director, Michael Moore in Trumpland, which he self-distributed, has been released online (primarily on iTunes) and also was shown on TV in the UK, Australia and Scandinavia.
But Moore’s previously expressed hope that his movie would get additional theatrical runs throughout the country has been much worse a prediction than his frequent forecasts that Trump would win the election.
How he must be wishing Mike Pence would go see his movie…