Climate activists in shock at Gore sequel bombing at box office: ‘This was not supposed to happen’
‘Al Gore Gets Ripped Off Again’
‘He should have demanded a recount.’
Gore fans reduced to blaming the distributor. ‘A botched strategy by Paramount Pictures effectively sabotaged the nationwide release’ of Gore’s sequel.
Gore had urged followers to ‘fill theaters’ to send message to ‘Trump and the other climate deniers’
Former Vice President Al Gore’s new film, “An Inconvenient Sequel”, came in a dismal 15th this weekend at U.S. theaters, according to Box Office Mojo.
Gore’s defenders have been quick to blame Paramount Pictures for the dismal performance of Gore’s sequel. “Al Gore Gets Ripped Off Again,” screamed the headline of D.R. Tucker in Washington Monthly.View post
“This was not supposed to happen,” Tucker wrote, adding, “he should have demanded a recount.”
“Sadly, the box-office under-performance of An Inconvenient Sequel will be seized upon by climate-change deniers as ‘proof’ that Americans don’t really care about this issue,” Tucker wrote.
According to Deadline Hollywood, Gore’s sequel “grossed $900K, averaging $5,000 (per screen). That brought its cume (cumulative) over seven figures, landing at $1,052,000. Its weekend gross placed it 15th in the overall box office as of Sunday morning. Paramount said it will expand the title to over 500 locations next weekend.
The box office performance will disappoint Gore, who had urged his followers to pack movie theaters to send a…Read More