Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 11/9 budgeted $6 million. Made $3 million in opening weekend in over 1,100 theaters.
That is $2,727 per theater over the weekend or 320 seats or 106 per day or 35 per showing. The average number of seats in a theater is 200 so we are talking 168 empty seats per showing. The theaters’ bathroom toilets seated more people than his movie.
Industry standards say he needs to double the production budget to break even. I don’t see that happening unless the movie suddenly becomes a hit in Venezuela, China and Russia with the DVD sales.