SiCKO, Michael Moore’s highly acclaimed and entertaining expose of the American health care system, has just become the third highest grossing documentary of all time grossing $24.2 million domestically since it debuted in theaters on June 29th. SiCKO, one of the most talked about films of the year, moved into third place taking the spot of previous record holder An Inconvenient Truth and behind Moore’s previous film Fahrenheit 9/11 and March of the Penguins. The announcement was made today by Bob and Harvey Weinstein, co-chairmen of The Weinstein Company.
Harvey Weinstein stated, “It’s an incredible achievement for ‘SiCKO’ to have become the third highest grossing film in the history of documentaries. We are going to keep the movie in theaters and plan to re-release it during the fall so that audiences continue to have a chance to experience this entertaining and profound documentary.”
SiCKO has been playing in theaters nationwide for over nine weeks and had the second highest opening weekend of all time for a documentary.
SiCKO is written, directed and produced by Michael Moore. The film is produced by Meghan O’Hara and co-produced by Anne Moore. Kathleen Glynn. Bob Weinstein and Harvey Weinstein serve as executive producers. SiCKO was fully financed by The Weinstein Company and is being distributed in US theaters and on pay television in the US by Lionsgate Films.