AL GORE VS. TOM CRUISE… An Inconvenient Truth is gradually rolling out in cineplexes across the country. Last weekend, the film opened in Kennesaw, GA; Olathe, KS; Louisville, KY; Omaha, NE; Albequerque, NM; Dayton, OH; Salt Lake City, UT; Dallas, TX; among other cities. (Find your hometown here.)

Anyone have a scoop about local reaction? We know the NY-LA-DC press gaggle swooned. But the real test will be whether the film resonates outside the choir.

Of note: In last weekend’s match-up of middle-age screen idols, Al Gore whupped Tom Cruise in weekend box office grosses. An Inconvenient Truth: $1,750,000 — Mission Impossible: $1,183,000.

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Christina Larson is a Washington Monthly contributing editor and an award-winning science and environment journalist who has reported from five continents.