Roll­out of ‘Se­quel’ blamed for box-of­fice bomb

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mat­ter what they do, say, or tweet!” Mr. Gore said in a tweet Friday.

The se­quel still has time to find an au­di­ence. Para­mount plans to in­crease the num­ber of screens next week­end to 500, up from 180 at its Friday ini­tial wide re­lease, Dead­line Hol­ly­wood re­ported.

The orig­i­nal col­lected $1.3 mil­lion in its first two week­ends be­fore tak­ing off and earn­ing $24 mil­lion, mak­ing it the 11th-top-gross­ing U.S. doc­u­men­tary in his­tory, ac­cord­ing to Box Of­fice Mojo.

At the same time, movie­go­ers may be vot­ing with their feet. So far, au­di­ences have in­di­cated that the se­quel isn’t on par with the orig­i­nal, which won the 2006 Academy Award for best doc­u­men­tary fea­ture.

The first film drew a healthy 78 per­cent au­di­ence ap­proval rat­ing on Rot­ten Toma­toes, while only 47 per­cent of au­di­ences and 77 per­cent of crit­ics have said they liked “An In­con­ve­nient Se­quel.”

While “An In­con­ve­nient Truth” was cred­ited with putting the global warm­ing is­sue on the po­lit­i­cal map, the se­quel has been crit­i­cized as a “van­ity pro­ject” and “vic­tory lap” for the for­mer vice pres­i­dent, who has be­come the face of the cli­mate change move­ment for bet­ter or for worse.

Mr. Gore has pro­moted the movie re­lent­lessly with nu­mer­ous tele­vi­sion ap­pear­ances and a trip to Aus­tralia, but he also drew ridicule last week af­ter a re­port said his Nashville man­sion con­sumes 21 times more elec­tric­ity than the av­er­age U.S. home.

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