Celebrities can’t rescue Al Gore’s ‘Inconvenient Sequel’ from dive at box office
Climate-change film earns less in second weekend of wide release despite adding 376 theaters
Climate skeptics have gleefully chronicled the tepid audience reaction, arguing that it comes as evidence that the public remains leery of the catastrophic-climate scenarios peddled by the Democrat Gore.
On the other hand, Exhibitor Relations box-office analyst Jeff Bock told Variety that the film could wind up grossing $10 million, a very respectable total for a documentary.
So far “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” has earned $2.29 million, falling well behind the pace of the original, which became the 11th top-grossing documentary after taking in $24 million.
“Although the documentary is performing at less than 50% of the original, Bock said, it still will probably rank among the strongest in that category this year,” said Variety in an Aug. 8 post.
The lukewarm reception comes even though Mr. Gore has tirelessly promoted the film both at home and abroad, appearing last weekend at the film’s debut at the Picturehouse Central in London.