Expelled poised to become number 2

Even as Expelled promotes itself as “the #1 Documentary of 2008,” its box office take is being overtaken by Religulous (2008):

EXPELLED: NO INTELLIGENCE ALLOWED
Domestic Total Gross: $7,690,545
Widest Release: 1,052 theaters
In Release: 56 days / 8 weeks

RELIGULOUS
Domestic Total as of Oct. 16, 2008: $7,622,104
Widest Release: 568 theaters
In Release: 16 days / 2.3 weeks

Note that Religulous did that with half the theaters and in 1/3 the time.

Comments

  1. #1 Badger3k
    October 18, 2008

    Hmmm – must be all that, erm, framing, doncha’ know. Now, if only someone would mock and ridicule creationists….

  2. #2 Badger3k
    October 18, 2008

    Damn – I meant “ID Creationists” – sorry, long day. On the plus side, I did have a student ask me “but why are there still monkeys”. Apparently a teacher once told him that we (humans) were losing our pinkies since we didn’t need them, but he didn’t mention banana’s or crocoducks, and was only vaguely familiar with the earth being “4,000 years old”. He did seem curious, in a limited way, so there is hope.

  3. #3 James F
    October 18, 2008

    Quite appropriate, since Expelled is full of “number two.”

  4. #4 Aerik
    October 18, 2008

    But remember, Expelled was an astounding success, right?

    Oh Nisbet & Mooney, eat your hearts out. Your little, petty, activist-wannabe hearts.

  5. #5 rpenner
    October 19, 2008

    This prediction has come true.

    http://boxofficemojo.com/genres/chart/?id=documentary.htm

    See also the ERV thread on same.

  6. #6 rpenner
    November 21, 2008

    New Chart:
    ‘RELIGULOUS’ VS. ‘EXPELLED’ Box Office Showdown.

    http://boxofficemojo.com/showdowns/chart/?id=controversus.htm