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INCONVENIENT TRUTH'S PROFITS LEVEL OFF: Opens in 73 More Theaters, But Weekend Gross Falls Short of Previous Two Weekend's Earnings

July 3, 2006, 8:40 AM
It appears that while audiences continue to go see Inconvenient Truth, some of the excitement has worn off. According to BoxOffice Mojo, the film opened in 73 more theaters this weekend, bringing its total to 587, still a tiny number compared to the 3000 screens that blockbusters run on. Across these theaters, the film earned 1.597 million over the weekend, down from the 2.016 million the week before, and the 1.911 million from two weeks back. So far, the film has earned a total of 12.359 million, ranking it fifth all-time among documentaries, just behind Madonna's Truth or Dare

Meanwhile, Gore's book version of the film has moved from #4 to #2 on The New York Times list of best-selling paperback non-fiction.


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