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Nolte: As Golden Goose Franchises Falter, Hollywood Stares into the Abyss

Even though the film industry will close 2018 with record box office receipts, that might not necessarily mean more people went to the movies. Nevertheless, a win is a win is a win, and Hollywood will celebrate that win. But 2018 might be remembered as a perfect storm that will be difficult to repeat.

NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 23: Michael Moore attends The MoveOn.org Movie Screening And Panel On Reducing Gun Violence at SVA Theater on March 23, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Donald Bowers/Getty Images for MoveOn.org Civic Action)

Nolte: The Era of Michael Moore Is Over

The end of Michael Moore began almost immediately after Moore’s greatest triumph, back in the summer of 2004 when Fahrenheit 9/11 grossed an incredible $222.5 million worldwide.