Not even a bevy of Hollywood stars could save Al Gore’s “An Inconvenient Sequel” from a box-office dive as the film earned less in its second weekend despite adding hundreds of screens.
After the film’s lackluster debut, Paramount Pictures launched a trailer last week featuring celebrities like Bono, Randy Jackson, Pharrell Williams, Adam Levine and Shailene Woodley endorsing the documentary by explaining why they are “inconvenient.”
“I’m inconvenient for the future of the planet,” Paul McCartney said in the trailer.
Even so, the documentary starring the former vice president grossed an estimated $800,000 at the box office over the Aug. 11-13 weekend, down from last weekend’s $961,193 gross despite the addition of 376 screens for a total of 556, according to Box Office Mojo.
The sequel to 2006’s “An Inconvenient Truth” also fell from 15th to 18th in its second weekend of wide release on the box-office list, prompting critic Roger Friedman to declare that the film has been “a box office dud so far.”