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Al Gore wants you to spend more money to see another one of his climate change screeds. Last weekend, the sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth,” called “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power,” hit 180 movie theaters across the country.
As IJR recently reported:
Gore has been repping the movie nonstop, hoping for another multi-million dollar payday. "An Inconvenient Truth” made $50 million at the box office and netted Gore a Nobel Peace Prize. Since losing the 2000 election, Gore has made climate change the center of his political portfolio, and business has been good.
Al Gore’s net worth has swelled to $200 million off of profits he has earned from his climate change rhetoric, including a hefty speakers fee, large global events, celebrity cruises and book and movie deals.
So how much money did Gore get this time?
It's not looking good. According to BoxOffice Mojo, Gore's movie made only $1,113,564 total gross. But how does that stack up to other movies on the market? Let's compare it to one of the worst reviewed movies of all time: “The Emoji Movie.”
“The Emoji Movie” was so bad, some critics wanted to die after seeing it. “I don’t think I can say anything funny about this, because it makes me want to die," said Lizzie Plaugic at the Verge. It received horrid reviews from IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes users, too:
Yet even this disaster of a movie, which opened on the same weekend, has made roughly $48 million more than Gore's.
The real “Inconvenient Truth” seems to be that no one wants to see Al Gore's movies any longer.
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