Film to make $849,057 be end of January

“An Inconvenient Truth” has set new records for single-theater B.O. and admissions in Japan, according to exhib Toho Cinema.

Released on one screen in the Toho Cinemas Roppongi Hills theater complex on Jan. 20, the doc centered around Al Gore’s global warming lectures is projected to rack up 90 million yen ($849,057) on 60,000 admissions by the end of January. Both would be Japan records for a single-theater release.   

Pic is being handled in Japan by Paramount after original distrib UIP closed its Japan office last year.

“Inconvenient Truth” is not the only hot environmental doc in Japan. “Earth,” the feature version of the hit BBC docu series “Planet Earth,” topped the weekend B.O. after its Jan. 12 bow on 275 screens, and after two weeks on release was approaching the 1 billion yen ($49.4 million) mark.

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