The film, which premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, was released on Dec. 23 for an Oscar-qualifying run in New York and Los Angeles by the still-unnamed distribution label formed by Radius-TWC co-founders Tom Quinn and Jason Janego and Alamo Drafthouse Cinema founder Tim League. It was one of the 15 documentaries short-listed for an Oscar but did not receive a nomination.
“Where to Invade Next” then reopened on Feb. 12 at 308 U.S. locations and has grossed $2.6 million so far.
In the film, Moore journeyed to several European countries including Portugal, Finland, Italy and France to explore their methods of dealing with social and economic ills. His promotion of the film has been reduced as the result of pneumonia and he was forced to scrub his planned trip to the Berlin Film Festival for its European premiere last month.
“Where to Invade Next” opened in Germany on Feb. 25.
It’s Moore’s first film since 2009’s “Capitalism: A Love Story.”