Fahrenheit 9/11 takes the top spot

Jun 28, 2004 by Ian Evans

I wonder how many times Dubya waited in line to watch?

Fahrenheit 9/11, the Michael Moore documentary sharply critical of President Bush and his government, shattered records for documentaries by taking the top spot with an estimated $23.9 million opening this weekend. This number shows the support for the flick which opened in 868 locations. This support compares to the new Wayans brothers comedy, White Chicks, which needed 2726 locations to earn a second place showing of $19.6 million.

Ben Stiller’s Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story took the third spot in its second week, adding another $18.7 million this weekend. The romance flick The Notebook was in fourth with $13.4 million, while Steven Spielberg’s The Terminal, which stars Tom Hanks and Catherine Zeta-Jones, rounded out the top five with $13.1 million in its second week.