SiCKO’s box-office numbers are making Big Pharma ill

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From Variety:

The doctor has given Michael Moore’s docu “Sicko” a good bill of health. Expanding to 756 theaters over the weekend, the Weinstein Co. film made an estimated $2.6 million in its third frame for a total of $15.8 million. That’s only a 26% drop from the previous weekend for a per-screen average of $3,505.

“Sicko,” a searing indictment of the U.S. healthcare system, stands a strong shot of becoming Moore’s highest-grossing film after “Fahrenheit 9/11,” whose topic was much broader in appeal.

The Weinstein Co. has been careful to compare “Sicko” to Moore’s “Bowling for Columbine,” instead of “Fahrenheit,” the highest-grossing docu of all time. “Sicko” is already outpacing “Columbine” — which grossed $21.5 million domestically — at the same point in the film’s run. Last year, “An Inconvenient Truth” made $24.1 million domestically.

About Cary Byrd

eDrugSearch founder, Cary Byrd, has been called an “e-health innovator” by MarketIntellNow, interviewed by top pharmaceutical industry journalists, invited to Matthew Holt’s Health 2.0 Conference and a Consumer Report's health summit, and highlighted on numerous health blogs.

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