Excuses pile up for Gore box office bomb: ‘Rough season for sequels’ – ‘Never expected sales to top’ 1st film – Gore not ‘hot-button person he once was’
Via Huffington Post: Gore’s production partner, the social-change oriented Participant Media, told HuffPost the company never expected sales to top “An Inconvenient Truth.” ... “An Inconvenient Sequel” entered a much different movie market than “An Inconvenient Truth,”
'The movie came out during a rough season for sequels.'
In the U.S., climate change is anything but a priority for President Donald Trump, who earlier this year announced the nation’s withdrawal from the Paris climate agreement. Coverage of the issue also appears to be waning. Broadcast television outlets, still a primary source of news for many Americans, devoted less than 50 minutes last year to climate change coverage, nearly one-third less than in 2015, according to a recent study. And the memory of Gore’s 2000 presidential run has faded over the past decade.
“Al Gore isn’t necessarily the hot-button person that he once was in 2006, that’s how quickly the winds of change occur in a political circle,” Jeff Bock, senior analyst at the box office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations, said with a sigh. “That’s not that much different in the Hollywood circles, as well. An actress hot 10 years ago may barely have a career today.” He added: “Obviously you look at the disparity between the first one and the sequel at the box office, and that plays a big part.”
Al Gore’s Critics Attack Box Office Sales As Climate Change Becomes Harder To Deny
“An Inconvenient Sequel” entered a much different movie market than “An Inconvenient Truth,”