The New York Times > Movies > The Political ‘Fahrenheit’ Sets Record at Box Office, notes the NYT. The film is set to take first place in grosses this weekend, an amazing feat when one notes that the number of theaters involved, and consequently the number of possible screenings, is about a third of a large-scale Hollywood opening weekend.
As we came in from a weekend out of town last night, we crested the hill at 45th near the Ave. This is where Seattle’s Neptune Theater is showing the film, and I uttered the ejaculation which titles this entry. It came upon seeing the line, a huge crowd that stretched around the block. I have certainly never seen such a thing before at the Neptune, which generally houses offbeat films rather than blockumentaries, as Fahrenheit appears set to be.
It will be especially interesting to see if in the coming week theater owners rush to add screens, something that I’m not calling – the weekend’s rush could simply be the result of Move On’s push to get people in the theaters this weekend.