"Waiting for Superman" soars in screen and print

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"Waiting for Superman" soars in screen and print

Oct 20 2010

Waiting for 'Superman', the documentary directed by Davis Guggenheim about problems in the public school system and how to fix them, had a limited release October 8 and is now rolling out nationally. Last weekend the movie played in 182 theaters, was #18 and had ticket sales of $4,081 per show, which put it behind only the top two films, Jackass 3-D and Red. It's been lauded by many critics. Harvey Weinstein, who has nothing to do with the production, predicted it will win an Oscar.

The tie-in book is doing very nicely, too: this Sunday Waiting for 'Superman': How We Can Save America's Failing Public Schools..., hits #1 on the New York Times bestseller list!

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