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    Al Gore’s Climate Change Sequel Fails Miserably at Box Office

    Al Gore’s Climate Change Sequel Fails Miserably at Box Office

    But he’s super duper cereal, you guys.

    Former Vice President Al Gore managed to stay in the limelight with his climate change crusade after he failed to beat former President George W. Bush in 2000. In 2007, his movie An Inconvenient Truth won an Oscar and Gore won an Noble Peace Prize.

    Gore decided to make a sequel, An Inconvenient Truth: Truth to Power, but it bombed big time this weekend. It finished 15th and only took in $900,000.

    The Hill reported:

    The film has received generally positively among critics, earning a 77 percent favorable rating on Rotten Tomatoes, an aggregate review website for movies and television. Audiences only gave it a 48 percent favorable rating on the same site, however.

    Gore has done dozens of interviews to promote the movie over the past three weeks, including appearances on national programs like “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert, “NBC Nightly News” with Lester Holt and “The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah.

    But the fame must have gone to Gore’s head because viewers have called it a “vanity project.”

    At The Daily Caller, Tim Pearce described it as a “tribute to Al Gore.” Pearce wrote that the movie covers big successes in the climate change fight, but shows “Gore as the central motivator in every event.” He also brags about “his fight to launch the climate monitoring satellite DSCOVR.”

    Pearce continued:

    The movie depicts Gore educating thousands on the most effective ways of performing climate activism at his “Climate Reality Leader Training” sessions. Gore speaks to crowds about the scientific backing of climate change. He also doubles down on false claims he made during his first movie, “An Inconvenient Truth,” such as severe weather becoming more and more common.

    The climax of the film is the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, or COP21, where the Paris agreement on climate change was negotiated and passed. Gore saves the conference and the accord by negotiating an agreement between Solar City, an American solar company, and India. Gore calls Solar City executives and convinces them to be the “heroes” of the conference by providing India, who wants to take advantage of cheap natural gas to propel their economy, with new solar technology in exchange for their participation in the Paris agreement.

    Looks like Gore will have to keep looking ManBearPig.

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    InvisibleHand | August 8, 2017 at 10:58 am

    Al Gore is a fool and a charlatan. However, his movie is actually doing OK per-screen. It is only playing on 180 screens and it’s per-screen weekend gross is good ($5340). Compare this to the #1 overall grossing movie, which over the weekend took $5550 per screen across 3451 screens.

    It seems that his movie is only being shown to people that are already hard-core believers. It is doing as well as could be expected for such a small release. Why is he going on a blockbuster-sized publicity tour for a movie that has no chance of being a blockbuster even if everyone in America wanted to see it?

    I think Gore wants to be seen as a benevolent protector of the planet, without having his ideas subject to critical inspection by anyone other than the small set of people that are already in the faith. The publicity tour is for his image, not for his movie.

    Box office numbers source:

      Olinser in reply to InvisibleHand. | August 8, 2017 at 3:17 pm

      It’s only doing OK per screen because they released it in highly-populated liberal strongholds.

      180 theatres. That’s it, and it still barely beats the wide release theatre average of Dunkirk, a movie that is considered to be only a modest success.

      Also notice in your link 2 spots below it ‘Wolf Warrior 2’ averaged $15,843 per theatre. Because that’s what happens when you show a niche film in heavily populated areas – SOMEBODY will want to see it.

      They’re trying to expand it next week by like 500 theatres. Watch the average PLUMMET.

    The radiative “greenhouse” effect was modeled in isolation then extrapolated to global proportions. The fudge/adulteration factors exist outside the scientific domain and are indeed an inconvenient, progressive truth.

    3525Tex | August 8, 2017 at 1:41 pm

    Maybe Gore wants a second Nobel Prize. He’s earned it, as much as he earned the first.

    MaxWebXperienZ | August 10, 2017 at 5:40 pm

    Al Gore looks like an insane alligator about to leap out of the water and kill something!

    I hate stupid alarmists. They do psychological harm. Maybe we can get them taken off the endangered species list?

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