Sunday, June 27, 2004
Not To Get Triumphal, Or Anything...
'Fahrenheit 9/11' Tops North American Box Office
"This is a testament to Michael Moore. His voice resonates across the country in what I think we can all now fairly describe as America's movie," said Tom Ortenberg, the president of distribution at Lions Gate (news - web sites) Films, which backed the movie.Memo to Cheney: F*** you too.
He said in a conference call that the film played strongly in both Democrat and Republican states, even drawing sell-out crowds in Republican strongholds like Nassau County, New York and Fayetteville, N.C., home of Fort Bragg.
Yahoo! News - 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Sets Documentary Record
Estimated ticket sales for Friday through Sunday at North American theaters, according to Exhibitor Relations Co. Inc. Final figures will be released Monday.Unlike Bush, however, we should not declare "Mission Accomplished" so quickly. Our candidates are still out there fighting for the rest of us. Just go to any of the links on the side and I guarantee you will find someone worth throwing $25 bucks to. And all of the candidates are planning wonderful Independence Day activities, voter registration drives, sing-alongs, and everything else to make this a fun summer.
1. "Fahrenheit 9/11," $21.8 million.
2. "White Chicks," $19.6 million.
3. "Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story," $18.5 million.
4. "The Terminal," $13.9 million.
5. "The Notebook," $13 million.
6. "Harry Potter (news - web sites) and the Prisoner of Azkaban," $11.4 million.
7. "Shrek 2," $10.5 million.
8. "Garfield: The Movie," $7 million.
9. "Two Brothers," $6.2 million.
10. "The Stepford Wives," $5.2 million.
Good afternoon, all. It's another perfect day in June, so what am I doing blogging away indoors? I don't know, that's what. When I go out to a park and can't find parking, I tend to get curmudgeonly and head back home. Plus stayed up way too late last night. Why, you ask?
The new bottle of Higgins ink tipped over in my studio.
I really don't need to say more. Those of you familiar with pen-and-ink will know how devastating those words can be. Luckily it just spilled on a pile of newspapers, so I used it as an excuse to tear up a bunch of paper for collage and make the scraps go swimming. Then, finally, settled down and did these:
This last one is more in keeping with the example I posted in a previous blog, and also with this self-portrait he did:
I really wanted to emphasize the diagonals, since he found them important.
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons License.