(FOXNEWS) — Filmmaker Michael Moore said the box office record-setting film “American Sniper” owes its success to “the ‘Passion of Christ’ crowd.”
In a long question and answer session published on the website Vice.com, Moore, who was widely criticized by everyone from Kid Rock to John McCain for tweets saying snipers were cowards, said he witnessed firsthand the film’s audience demographic when he saw “American Sniper” in the politically liberal neighborhood of Greenwich Village in New York, N.Y.
“I went there on the second night of the opening. It was only in four theaters in the country. I like Clint Eastwood, and I wanted to see this movie. Frankly it had the best trailer and best TV ads of any movie of the year,” he said. “But when I got there, from the popcorn line to inside the theater, I said, 'Oh my God. Look around, we're in the Village and no one from the Village is here.'"
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