The big box office news from this past weekend was how "The Fault in Our Stars" beat out the new Tom Cruise science fiction movie, "Edge of Tomorrow." The news you did not hear about was how the new Mike Meyers directed movie, "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" did almost as well on a per theater average basis. To better explain this, "X-Men: Days of Future Past" was the #4 movie taking in a little over $15,000,000. It had a $3,639 per screen average. Supermensch had a $5,265 average!
"Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon" marks Mike Meyers directorial debut, but this was a movie he wanted to make for a very long time. He met Shep Gordon while making "Wayne's World." Shep Gordon is Alice Cooper's manager and you may recall that Alice Cooper appeared in that movie. Initially, Mike Meyers wanted Alice Cooper to sing one of his classic songs during the concert scene, but Shep Gordon suggested they use one of Alice's new songs and Shep Gordon won that argument.
All of this is revealed and more in "Supermensch: The Legend of Shep Gordon." If the movie is playing near you, it is definitely worthy catching. You may have already seen it as it played the film festival circuit earlier this year. When it was shown at the 31st Annual Miami International Film Festival in March, I was given the opportunity to interview Shep Gordon. You can listen in on the interview by clicking the video above. Poor Shep has his head cut off, but we had a pretty fun time talking. He knew I was from Palm Beach, we talked about how Alice got involved with the "Friday the 13th" film franchise, he reveals how when he managed Luther Vandross he could never attend a rehearsal and his thoughts on social media.