Michael Moore's Gross Deal is Sick
Once again Michael Moore is getting the last laugh. Claim that his films aren't documentaries, allege that his facts are wrong, complain that he's fat, etc., bro is getting a better deal on his latest work, SiCKO, than any other star in Hollywood - 50% of the gross.
After theater owners have taken their cut, in other words, "Sicko's" profits will be split in half between Moore and Harvey and Bob Weinstein, whose Weinstein Co. is releasing the film nationally today. And that's not the only place Moore's deal eclipses almost all movie deals. While most actors and directors get a cut calculated on 20% of a film's DVD revenue, Moore's cut of those earnings is calculated based on all of the DVD proceeds. Of course, since Moore's films take in far less than most big-studio movies, his bigger slice is of a much smaller pie. - LA Times