From The Raw Story, April 20:

….Monday’s media reports pegged the Stein documentary as a modest hit.
The Guardian observed that “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” surprisingly gate-crashed the top 10, opening in ninth place with $3.1m.”

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“In a bit of a surprise, Ben Stein’s conservative documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed did reasonably good business in its debut ($3.1M),” LAist noted.
MTV pointed out that a documentary coming from what could be construed as the other side did even worse: “Among other new releases, intelligent-design-supporting, Ben Stein-starring documentary Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed created $3.1 million out of thin air for a ninth-place finish. And the terrorist-hunting, Morgan Spurlock-starring documentary Where in the World Is Osama Bin Laden? tanked, earning just $143,000 in 102 theaters.”…

According to the website Box Office Mojo, Exp[elled] already has earned enough money to garner it #26 on the list of all-time top grossing documentaries in the United States. With its weekend earnings of $3,153,000 which puts it $25,000 behind #25 on the list, Expelled is poised to pass the critically acclaimed Grizzly Man sometime today [JLS note: Expelled is now at #25 according to Mojo.]
The documentary almost certainly will reach the top 15 bracket, but probably will fade before reaching the top ten….

We’ll see.

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