Al Gore’s newest movie, An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, the sequel to his 2006 Academy Award- winning An Inconvenient Truth, has flopped at the box office, but you wouldn’t know it if you were following the liberal media because they ignored the dismal results.
In its first full week of release, the film finished a dismal 15th at the box office, taking in $900,000 from 180 theaters or just $5,000 per screen. That compares to an average of $17,600 per screen for the original film for the same time period, according to the Daily Mail.
While the film has received lukewarm reviews, that didn’t stop the Washington Monthly’s D.R. Tucker from accusing the distributor, Paramount Pictures, of sabotaging the release.
A botched strategy by Paramount Pictures effectively sabotaged the nationwide release of the Al Gore documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which finished in 15th place in US theatres this weekend. This was not supposed to happen–and it would not have happened if Paramount had stuck with its original release plan.
Tucker went on to say that Paramount abandoned plans to give the film a wide release on July 28 but chose to release it on just four screens, followed by last weekend’s 180. He argued that considering the public outrage—nee liberals— over Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord, that the film would have done much better had they stuck to its original plan.
What Tucker ignores is the fact that despite all the hype surrounding the film—Gore’s town hall on CNN and interviews about the movie—there was absolutely no buzz from the public that it was a must-see film.
An Inconvenient Truth earned $24 million in the U.S. and $52 million worldwide, catapulting Gore to the forefront of the global warming movement and making him a de facto expert despite his lack of scientific credentials.
There’s no doubt had the film performed better at the box office, the liberal media would have shouted it from their proverbial rooftops, but since it flopped the results have been quietly buried as they hope no one will notice Gore’s latest failure.
— AnInconvenientSequel (@aitruthfilm) August 8, 2017