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Box Office Report: Anti-Obama Doc Drawing Big Crowds, Even in New York City
Hollywood Reporter ^ | August 21, 2012 | Pamela McClintock

Posted on 08/22/2012 7:35:29 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

An anti-Obama documentary based on conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Roots of Obama’s Rage will expand nationwide this weekend after doing notable business in select markets across the country -- including in liberally minded New York City.

Overall, 2016: Obama's America grossed an impressive $1.2 million last weekend as it upped its theater count from 61 to 169 for a total gross of $2 million, the second-best showing of the year for a documentary after Bully ($3.2 million). That doesn't include nature documentaries Chimpanzee ($29 million) and To the Arctic ($7.6 million).

It's already the No. 12 political documentary of all time -- a market that Michael Moore has cornered -- as well as the No. 2 conservative documentary after Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed ($7.7 million).

(Excerpt) Read more at hollywoodreporter.com ...


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2016; 2016obamasamerica; democrats; elections; gop; liberals; movie; newyorkcity; nyc; obama; republicans; romney; romney2012

1 posted on 08/22/2012 7:35:39 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Popular or not, Dinesh D’Souza, do not expect an invitation to the White House anytime soon.

Wish a condensed version of 2016 could be seen on primetime TV before November.


2 posted on 08/22/2012 7:44:38 AM PDT by Proud2BeRight
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3 posted on 08/22/2012 7:45:40 AM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

$2m is incredible for a doc, esp when you consider that Palin’s movie only made about $400k in theaters (although the producers did get a great up-front deal with Wal-Mart.)


4 posted on 08/22/2012 7:48:43 AM PDT by LS ("Castles Made of Sand, Fall in the Sea . . . Eventually (Hendrix))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When will Axelrod start screaming about Zero being Swiftboated?


5 posted on 08/22/2012 7:49:16 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.dineshdsouza.com/


6 posted on 08/22/2012 7:52:58 AM PDT by Red Badger (Anyone who thinks wisdom comes with age is either too young or too stupid to know the difference....)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I believe it is in town this weekend, I intend on going.
Will this make a difference?


7 posted on 08/22/2012 7:59:58 AM PDT by vanilla swirl (searching for something meaningfull to say)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Starts FRIDAY @

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8 posted on 08/22/2012 8:00:35 AM PDT by MrKatykelly
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

With this weekend’s upcoming theater expansion up over 1000 theaters, if 2016 does well this weekend, expect an explosion of viewership across the nation!!! Keep your fingers crossed, folks!!! Nothing succeeds like word of mouth input!!!


9 posted on 08/22/2012 8:01:39 AM PDT by JLAGRAYFOX ( My only objective is defeat and destroy Obama & his Democrat Party, politically!!!)
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To: vanilla swirl

Saw it on Sunday in a FULL house. It was VERY well done. No tirades or inflammatory tone, just facts that most folks may not know about. I could, and probably will recommend it to my decidedly left leaning thoughtful, if politically misguided friend ; )

Lord, may this film help to open the eyes of many.
Tatt


10 posted on 08/22/2012 8:13:19 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: thesearethetimes...

....to all...and don’t forget to clap at the end of the show....


11 posted on 08/22/2012 8:18:01 AM PDT by spokeshave (The only people better off today than 4 years ago are the Prisoners at Guantanamo.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

12 posted on 08/22/2012 8:20:28 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: tgusa

Heard D’Souza say in an interview is that his goal is to draw enough attention to this film that the Left is forced to respond to it, thereby drawing Barry into a debate about his past.


13 posted on 08/22/2012 8:21:25 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: thesearethetimes...
I wonder if some misguided people might just look at the title and go to see it thinking it is a pro-Obama film?
14 posted on 08/22/2012 8:22:48 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: spokeshave

We, and many others did as well!

:)

It was great, especially after watching Atlas Shrugged in a theatre with probably less than 6 people, (including my Libertarian friend and I !).

May God bless.
Tatt


15 posted on 08/22/2012 8:23:55 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I’m looking on Fandango for movie times but I don’t even see the movie listed.


16 posted on 08/22/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Works for me ; )

Blessings.
Tatt


17 posted on 08/22/2012 8:25:18 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I’m looking on Fandango for movie times but I don’t even see the movie listed.


18 posted on 08/22/2012 8:25:42 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: CaptainK

Box Office Mojo (one of the best sites for box office info) had the weekend figures listed, but not the daily ones. That may be because the daily figures aren’t being reported, as it is only in 169 theaters at this point. It banked just shy of $1.3 MILLION this past weekend, for a total of just over $2 MILLION to date. It was ranked #13 out of all films currently showing in America. You can also use BOM to see if the film is playing in your area; although the 2016 movie website gives you a current/opening soon list by state...major expansion coming this weekend.


19 posted on 08/22/2012 8:26:56 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: CaptainK

Box Office Mojo (one of the best sites for box office info) had the weekend figures listed, but not the daily ones. That may be because the daily figures aren’t being reported, as it is only in 169 theaters at this point. It banked just shy of $1.3 MILLION this past weekend, for a total of just over $2 MILLION to date. It was ranked #13 out of all films currently showing in America. You can also use BOM to see if the film is playing in your area; although the 2016 movie website gives you a current/opening soon list by state...major expansion coming this weekend.


20 posted on 08/22/2012 8:27:16 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vtv6XUT-hno

trailer - add’l clips at YouT site


21 posted on 08/22/2012 8:27:15 AM PDT by maine-iac7 (Christian is as Christian does....)
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To: spokeshave

22 posted on 08/22/2012 8:28:07 AM PDT by AngelesCrestHighway
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To: thesearethetimes...
Lord, may this film help to open the eyes of many.

Amen.

23 posted on 08/22/2012 8:28:43 AM PDT by Albion Wilde (Liberty means responsibility. That is why most men dread it. -- George Bernard Shaw)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I am going Friday..


24 posted on 08/22/2012 8:28:56 AM PDT by just me (Children should be educated and instructed in the principles of freedom. (John Adams)
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To: tgusa
When will Axelrod start screaming about Zero being Swiftboated?

Didn't one Senator John F. Kerry say the same thing within the last week? Mind you, Kerry's arrogance back in 2004 did in his campaign anyway, along with the withering PR fire from the Swift Boat Vets and the Rathergate scandal....

25 posted on 08/22/2012 8:29:11 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

the preview “documentary” of the Obama administration was the movie Idiocracy...


26 posted on 08/22/2012 8:30:38 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How do we find out where its playing? All fandango tells me is that I’m Oit of luck and nothing more...


27 posted on 08/22/2012 8:34:38 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Well, Obama has always wanted to be a “star”, larger than life.

Looks like he's finally got his wish via an extensive documentary about him.

The only thing that I felt was odd was the producers’ acceptance of his claim to being born in Hawaii in 1961.

It would be the icing on the cake to see another doc made exploring all the inconsistencies in his forged past, enough grist for another full length film.

28 posted on 08/22/2012 8:36:27 AM PDT by Tigerized ("..and whack 'em, and whack 'em, and whack 'em!' cried the Toad in ecstasy." (also my 2012 strategy))
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To: CaptainK; gaijin
check here for where it will be playing.
29 posted on 08/22/2012 8:38:29 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: gaijin; CaptainK

We linked from the 2016themovie.com site. At the top of the page, righthand side was/is a link to Fandango, that once there, you enter your zipcode or town. They are opening in MANY more theatres this weekend, so hopefully, your area will be included.

May God bless.
Tatt


30 posted on 08/22/2012 8:39:38 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: xsmommy

Thank you!!


31 posted on 08/22/2012 8:40:35 AM PDT by thesearethetimes... ("Courage, is fear that has said its prayers." Dorothy Bernard)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

1.2 million. Sheesh Diary of a whimpy kid made 34 million. There should be way more people wanting to see an anti-Obama movie then their are wanting to see a children’s book.


32 posted on 08/22/2012 8:41:43 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: gaijin

http://boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=2016obamasamerica.htm

Input your Zip code and it tells u where and when it’s playing


33 posted on 08/22/2012 8:45:12 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Even in "The People's Republic of Massachusetts":

I'm going this weekend.

34 posted on 08/22/2012 8:48:41 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: napscoordinator

You make a point that is more disturbing than the concept of someone like Barack Obama being elected.

Elections can be reversed by another election. Campaigns can be won.

But the fact that this country is populated by enough people who even consider voting for him, never mind the glassy-eyed ones with the flushed faces who chant “O-BAM-A” over and over, is completely distressing.

We may not be able to overcome that, the idiocy of a large swath of the electorate.


35 posted on 08/22/2012 8:52:29 AM PDT by rlmorel ("The safest road to Hell is the gradual one." Screwtape (C.S. Lewis))
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To: gaijin

Screw Fandango.

Get showtimes here:

www.Moviefone.com


36 posted on 08/22/2012 9:01:29 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: LyinLibs

http://www.Moviefone.com


37 posted on 08/22/2012 9:04:06 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
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To: Proud2BeRight

I can’t help but wonder just what they think makes it “anti-obama”....the truth?


38 posted on 08/22/2012 9:41:24 AM PDT by kevslisababy
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To: gaijin

Four theaters in the Cleveland/Akron area. One is only 7 miles from me. Good!


39 posted on 08/22/2012 9:44:04 AM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It’s actually playing here in MD of all places, not that I think it will have an impact here.

Might be fun to go to a show just to see some leftists heads explode.


40 posted on 08/22/2012 9:53:22 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: kevslisababy

Let’s be honest here. The truth usually is “anti-Obama”.


41 posted on 08/22/2012 9:55:25 AM PDT by FourtySeven (47)
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To: xsmommy

Thanks


42 posted on 08/22/2012 10:10:38 AM PDT by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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43 posted on 08/22/2012 10:20:44 AM PDT by unique1
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To: MrKatykelly; rodguy911; justiceseeker93; Kaslin; vette6387; bevperl; unkus; gonzo; flat; ...

In Liberal CA, 2016 has been playing to “sold out” audiences with the audience standing and chanting at the end of the show: “USA,” “USA,” “one-term,” “one-term.” My neighbor called all her friends and told them that they “have got to see 2016.” Word of mouth to go see the movie is going viral and people are standing in long lines to see the movie.

Get there early!!! I’m sure Barry and his Regime aren’t concerned about 2016 as they’re not concerned about the Special Ops YouTube either. After all, only 3 million views in less than a week.


44 posted on 08/22/2012 11:05:55 AM PDT by ExTexasRedhead
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To: ExTexasRedhead

It opens here (Tidewater VA) this weekend. I CANNOT WAIT to see it! OBTW an enterprising youngster could make a small fortune selling anti-Zero bumper stickers, t-shirts etc. after a weekend showing, imo.


45 posted on 08/22/2012 11:46:18 AM PDT by tgusa (gun control: deep breath, sight alignment, squeeze the trigger .......)
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To: napscoordinator

parents and children watch children book movies, they do not watch political movies together.

hence smaller potential audience


46 posted on 08/22/2012 8:33:11 PM PDT by Texas Fossil (Government, even in its best state is but a necessary evil; in its worst state an intolerable one)
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