We also imagine tickets sales for Shame—the indie drama that shows Fassbender playing golf naked a lot—also got a nice bump.
But is it any surprise that...
Fassbender's mom has yet to see the film.
"She's going to see it this week," Fassy told me at the Golden Globes.
The indie flick centers around a sex addict (Fassbender) and his mentally unstable sister (Carey Mulligan). The bedroom scenes leave little to the imagination.
Back in November, Fassbender told me how his mom had to bail on the movie's premiere at the Venice Film Festival, because she wasn't feeling well. "Throughout the movie I was thinking, thank God my mother's not here," he told me at the time.
But now he's ready for it.
"She knows all about it," Fassbender said. "I gave her enough warning—and my dad did, too."
And so did George Clooney.