How is An Inconvenient Truth doing at the box office? Pretty well. The gross takings have increased every weekend and have almost reached $10,000,000. It’s already the number 7 on the all time box office list for documentaries.
How does John Hinderaker and UPI report this? (My emphasis.)
UPI reports that Al Gore’s movie, An Inconvenient Truth, hasn’t done so well after a promising start:
Former U.S. vice-President Al Gore’s documentary “An Inconvenient Truth” has seen its ticket sales plummet after a promising start.
After Gore’s global warming documentary garnered the highest average per play ever for a film documentary during its limited Memorial Day weekend opening, recent theater takes for the film have been less than stellar, Daily Variety reports.
The film dropped from its record $70,333 per play to $12,334 during its third week and its numbers have continued to fall as the film opens in smaller cities and suburbs across the country.
It’s no shock, I suppose, that most people aren’t interested in seeing propaganda films about the weather.
Ticket sales have increased every week (see graph). Sales per theatre have fallen because it’s now playing in more (and smaller) theatres.
Up literally is down in Hinderaker’s world.
Update: August J. Pollak presents Klein’s Law:
Klein’s Law: At any given moment, Powerline has no idea what they’re talking about.