Posted on Monday, September 10th, 2007 by Peter Sciretta
Congratulations to Michael Moore, whose movie Sicko has just become the third biggest documentary of all time, surpassing Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth. Check out the press release after the jump.
Michael Moore’s ‘SiCKO’ Becomes the Third Highest Grossing Documentary of All Time Surpassing ‘An Inconvenient Truth’
NEW YORK, Sept. 9Â — “SiCKO,” Michael Moore’s highly
acclaimed and entertaining expose of the American health care system, has
just become the third highest grossing documentary of all time grossing
$24.2 million domestically since it debuted in theaters on June 29th.
“SiCKO,” one of the most talked about films of the year, moved into third
place taking the spot of previous record holder “An Inconvenient Truth” and
behind Moore’s previous film “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and “March of the Penguins.”
The announcement was made today by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairmen of
The Weinstein Company.
Harvey Weinstein stated, “It’s an incredible achievement for ‘SiCKO’ to
have become the third highest grossing film in the history of
documentaries. We are going to keep the movie in theaters and plan to
re-release it during the Fall so that audiences continue to have a chance
to experience this entertaining and profound documentary.”
“SiCKO” has been playing in theaters nationwide for over nine weeks and
had the second highest opening weekend of all time for a documentary.
“SiCKO” is written, directed and produced by Michael Moore. The film is
produced by Meghan O’Hara and co-produced by Anne Moore. Kathleen Glynn.
Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein serve as executive producers. “SiCKO”
was fully financed by The Weinstein Company and is being distributed in US
theaters and on pay television in the US by Lionsgate Films.
If you want to stay healthy in America, don’t get sick.
Following on the heels of his award winning hit “Fahrenheit 9/11″ and
his Oscar(R) winning film “Bowling for Columbine,” acclaimed filmmaker
Michael Moore’s new documentary sets out to investigate the American
healthcare system. Sticking to his tried-and-true one-man approach, Moore
sheds light on the complicated medical affairs of individuals and local
communities. “SiCKO” promises to be every bit as indicting as Moore’s
previous films. For more information, go to: http://www.sicko-themovie.com