Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Whatever Happened to “Expelled”?

Despite a lengthy and fairly elaborate promotional campaign lasting several months and the fact that the film opened in wide release across the United States, to date it’s only grossed a paltry $7.2 million in box office receipts. By comparison, “Sicko” Michael Moore’s latest documentary about the American healthcare system that was widely regarded as “a flop” earned $15.8 million in less time and in 600 fewer theatres. So I guess unlike the filmmakers and their front man Ben Stein would have had people believe, there really wasn’t any great pent-up demand for a documentary film countering the theory of evolution after all. Go figure.