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And according to the Wikipedia entry on "An Inconvenient Truth," the film has also been doing exceptionally well.
On Memorial Day weekend, it grossed $91,447 per theater, the highest of any movie that weekend and a record for a documentary though it was only playing on four screens at the time.Both Paramount Classics, the film's distributor, and Rodale, the book publisher, are donating a percentage of their profits to the bi-partisan Alliance for Climate Protection, and from the outset, Gore has stressed that he and Tipper will give 100 percent of the profits to the cause. When Gore mentioned this to Jon Stewart on "The Daily Show," Stewart deadpanned:
The film has grossed $15,039,000 as of July 9, 2006, making it the fourth-highest grossing documentary in the U.S. to date (after Fahrenheit 9/11, March of the Penguins and Bowling for Columbine).
"I think that's a mistake. I think what you need to do is get yourself a little piece of that melting action. Anytime something melts, Al Gore should get a nickel."