Michael Moore's anti-Trump show on Broadway, "The Terms of My Surrender," failed to impress at the box office.
During the play's 14-week run, it brought in $4.2 million--less than half of what the show had the potential to make.
The show, which closed last weekend after 83 performances, focused on Moore's criticism of Trump.
The show that ran before "The Terms of My Surrender" was "The Glass Menagerie." It was performed in the same theater and brought in $5.4 million with 85 performances.
Moore has been one of Trump's most outspoken critics. The filmmaker loves portraying himself as a fighter for the "little guy," but seems to be out-of-touch with many working-class Americans in this country. Trump even won last November in Moore's home state of Michigan, a state that typically votes Democrat. Yet Moore has made no meaningful effort to ask average Americans why they turned out in droves and voted for Trump.
Many top Broadway critics hated Moore's play, too!
From the New Yorker:
What’s clear within minutes is that Moore doesn’t have a late-night comedian’s timing. He punctuates his own jokes with nervous giggles, mumbles between lines, and, despite his baggy frame, has little sense of himself as a physical comedian.
From the Los Angeles Times:
I have no political beef with Moore...but I found myself cringing at the self-congratulatory applause that would break out when he would utter one of his pieties. And I lost patience with the way he seemed to want both sympathy for being a victim of the right and adulation for being the champion of all mankind.
Apparently, Moore hasn't been reading the reviews. He told the Wall Street Journal that he's thinking about "taking this show on the road."