The new Fred Durst-directed movie “The Fanatic” grossed a mere $3,153 from 52 theaters scattered across the U.S. for a location average of roughly $60. In a handful of theaters, it grossed $10 or less; the highest gross was $736 at the Arena Cinelounge in Hollywood.
“The Fanatic” stars John Travolta as an obsessive fan named Moose who stalks an action movie star.
The movie was previously described as having the feeling of an independent thriller film, with Travolta‘s unassuming-turned-dangerous stalker reminiscent of Robin Williams‘s transformative performance in “One Hour Photo.”
When asked by TMZ, about what the experience filming with Durst was like, Travolta responded: “Maybe my favorite experience I’ve had. He’s so generous, and such an artist and he allowed me to create a character that no one else would allow, I mean, it’s really a wild character and I felt very free to do that.”
When the TMZ cameraman asked if Durst gave Travolta a lot of leeway, Travolta clarifed “A lot of leeway. I had great ideas and he had already edited this film in his imagination, so he knows how he’s going to put it together, so he knew how to let me free within a boundary.”