Fahrenheit 9/11 is runaway success in France

8th July 2004, Comments 0 comments

PARIS, July 8 (AFP) - "Fahrenheit 9/11" is the hottest cinema ticket in France, its national distributor said Thursday, one day after the Michael Moore documentary bashing US President George W. Bush opened across the country.

PARIS, July 8 (AFP) - "Fahrenheit 9/11" is the hottest cinema ticket in France, its national distributor said Thursday, one day after the Michael Moore documentary bashing US President George W. Bush opened across the country.

Some 100,000 people went to see it Wednesday, putting it in line to become France's most-watched documentary ever, the company, Mars Distribution, said.

To meet the fierce demand, the film's distributor Mars Distribution said it plans to increase the number of copies shown in France to 270 from 230.

In its first screenings in Paris, 4,372 people turned up to see the film across the capital, making it the fifth best opening of 2004, after Quentin Tarantino's "Kill Bill 2".

Its success is mirroring that the documentary has already found in the United States, where it has been playing to packed theatres since June 25.

There, the film - the winner of this year's Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival - has since been relegated to second place after Hollywood's big-budget "Spider-Man 2", which is to open in France next week.

Moore joked in a letter last week that if he failed in his mission to get Bush out of the White House, he planned to move to France.

© AFP

 

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