The Truth hurts! Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth flounders in 15th place at the box office, making less than the original – despite appearing on more than TWICE as many screens

Monday, August 7, 2017
By Paul Martin

An Inconvenient Sequel made $900,000 across 180 screens this weekend
The original, released in 2006, made $1.35m on 77 screens at the same point
That’s $5,000 per screen for the sequel compared to $17,600 per screen before
It’s also at 15th place in the box office, compared to ninth place for the first film
Paramount intends to open it up to more than 500 theaters for next weekend
It’s already made back more than its $1m production cost in two weeks, however
It has made $1,052,371 so far across its first two weekends

7 August 2017

Al Gore’s sequel to An Inconvenient Truth is struggling to heat up the box office, clocking in at just 15th place – six spots under where the original was at this point in 2006.

An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, which follows the ex-VP’s continuing attempts to raise awareness of global warming, made $900,000 across 180 screens on the weekend of August 4-6, according to Box Office Mojo.

But the original made $1,356,387 across just 77 screens at the same point in its run in 2006, leaving Paramount’s confidence in the movie’s appeal looking misplaced.

The film, which contrasts Gore’s attempts to promote renewable energy with Donald Trump’s election campaign promises to end the Environmental Protection Agency, was placed directly behind The Big Sick.

That low-budget indie rom-com hauled in $2.2m that weekend, which was its sixth week in cinemas. That means it made a full $1.3m more than Gore’s effort.

The original Inconvenient Truth, however, was in ninth place at the same point in its run, and took $17,600 per screen in that weekend compared to the sequel’s $5,000.

This disappointing show comes even after Gore promoted the film on his Twitter account with the hashtag #BeInconvenient.

An Inconvenient Sequel is now in its second week in cinemas, having opened on just four screens in New York and LA on the weekend of July 28.

That slow build mimicked the first film’s release, which was also in an initial four theaters on 2006’s Memorial Day weekend, Box Office Mojo reported at the time.

But while the original made $281,330 on four screens, the sequel pulled in less than half that – a mere $124,823.

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