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Monday, June 28, 2004
Fahrenheit Makin' That Paper

Talk about breaking your own record, Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 raked in $21.96 million at the box office after debuting this past Friday, making it the highest grossing documentary released in theaters to date. The previous record holder was Moore's 2002 documentary Bowling for Columbine, which brought in a total of $21.6 million for its entire release! Right wing groups were outspoken over the film, attempting to prevent its release by calling theater owners and removing the film's television advertisements from the airwaves.

"I want to thank all the right-wing organizations out there who tried to stop the film, either from their harassment campaign that didn't work on the theater owners, or going to the FEC to get our ads removed from television, to all the things that have been said on television," Moore said. "It's only encouraged more people to go and see it."

TUL was supposed to see it Friday night at the Spectrum but ended up playing Asshole with the iPod playing in the background instead. Would Mr. Moore really disapprove of that? I didn't think so.

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