In some political circles (read: douchey law school parties in D.C.), it’s big news that Bill Maher’s Religulous tripled the per-screen average of David Zucker’s “patriotic” spoof An American Carol this weekend. Especially after people handed out tickets to a free Carol screening at the GOP convention. Of course, the Zucker people have a theory:
[From a page of An American Carol's website that has since been taken down] We have had heard from numerous people across the country that there has been some ticket fraud when buying a ticket for An American Carol this past weekend.
Please check your ticket. If you were in fact one of those people that were “mistakenly” sold a ticket for another movie please fill out the form below. Hold on to your ticket so we can have proof.
If you have noticed other irregularities with the theatres in your area please let us know in the comment section below. For instance, Rated R film rating (when in fact we are rated PG-13), posters not being up, not being listed on the marquee, image or focus problems, sound issues, etc.
Please email us a picture of your ticket stub to email@example.com
We are investigating. [American Carol via wonkette]
Clearly there’s a vast conspiracy of guys like this who will stop at nothing to keep Chris Farley’s brother down. You seriously believe that Chihuahua movie took number one? Mexicans did it. Eagle Eye number 2? The gays. Nick and Norah? Jew bankers. I refuse to believe a movie AICN said was good is anything but a hit.