Yesterday, "An Inconvenient Truth" became the third most popular documentary in American history. The figures for yesterday haven't been released yet, but it was $30,000 short of passing "Bowling for Columbine" from the day before, and making over $70,000 each weekday.
It's not far from the end of its American run and will probably top out at $23-24 million domestically, something a little smaller than that overseas, and make double or triple the figure in DVD sales and rentals. The movie cost $1 million to make.
Conservatives did everything they could to label the movie a failure. Their attempts are as persuasive as their arguments that global warming is a hoax.