Skip to comments.'Obama 2016' Movie Races to Box Office #1
Posted on 08/25/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT by T.O.K.
The anti-Obama documentary based on Dinesh DSouzas book The Roots of Obamas Rage expanded nationwide on Friday with early first-place showings in the domestic box office rankings, Deadline Hollywood reports.
As of late Friday afternoon, 2016: Obama's America had grossed $700,000 from 1,090 theaters. That compared with $300,000 for the new big-budget, Sylvester Stallone action flick The Expendables 2, which is playing in 3,355 theaters, Deadline Hollywood reports.
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It's “PRO AMERICA!!!”
Michael Moore eat your documentary heart out!
Going to see it 2day.
Taking my son today.
Already have plans to see it next week.
Glad to see it is making an impact.
Valerie Jarrett must be on a tear!
She’s probaly got hiding from her in the bathroom.
And hey, if I learn something new about the POC in the White House, all the better.
I’m going to see it in Houston today and can’t wait!
Valerie Jarrett must be on a tear!
Shes probably got O’Bozo hiding from her in the bathroom.
“Taking my son today.”
Last week it was only showing at one theater in Ohio, now it’s everywhere!
Freepers need to be aware that Dinesh DSouza, the maker of the film, has a history of supporting islam-fascists such as the ones that attacked the WTC, and has supported employment of islamists by the Obama administration such as Obama adviser and Muslim Brotherhood operative Dalia Mogahed.
Great show in sold out theater.
"It too explores his father's influences from known communists like Frank Marshall Davis, and how Obama may have had contact with Bill Ayers, a Weather Underground terrorist. D'Souza carefully touches on these subjects and refuses to hammer his ideology into anyone's head."
MAY HAVE HAD CONTACT WITH BILL AYERS? Geeze, it is a well-known FACT that Obama wrote a promotion piece in Ayers book: A Kind And Just Parent: The Children Of Juvenile Court. I can't believe this isn't in the movie as it is a FACT and Obama's picture is even in Ayers book! See for yourself:
can someone clarify this...I do not believe for one second this is the number one movie in the US
and I was reading Dinesh in the early 80s after Dartmouth when he wrote for Policy Review and we had a mutual friend
I think NewsMax just snipped a tiny snapshot gross for a big header
but the film is doing good considering
when will Weinstein pick it up...lol
Hubby and I are taking the youngest tomorrow. First time I’ve been to the theater since “Team America: World Police”
A hand grenade thrown from the smoke faction of the smoke and mirror left?
90 bucks per theater is pretty damn lame.
Where is he getting his numbers from? Expendables 2 did over $2M at the box office Thursday. 2016 did $226K on Thursday. The revenue per theater ($1,335) was pretty good. If it was $300K in 3,355 theaters on Friday, then that's a per theater gross of under $100, which is terrible.
I read that by Sunday Expendables 2 will win the weekend as there will not be the same volume of organized bus trips , etc. for “2016” as there were Friday. We will see.
Is there much to gain by seeing the movie, if one already is convinced BHO is the worst President ever? Have listened to Rush, Sean & Levin all these years. I would think seeing the film would not be enjoyable considering travelling time, film’s subject .
Went to see it last night, it was amazing how quiet the theater was, at the end not a word....wonder if people were letting it sink in. It was good, for me there wasn’t new info, but D’Souza maps it out really well. For people who maybe have been feeling things were not right and that they were unsure of Obama, this is a real eye opener. I bet there are many many very stunned people right now who have been awoken for the first time. Wonder if search engines are seeing higher searches on Davis and ayers? Sure wish that video that the L.A. Times has been sitting on would appear. That would nail the door shut.
Has anyone actually SEEN a bus at any of these Friday showings? Just curious...
The Washington Post reviewer gave it 1.5 stars.
Mean while.. nary a mention of buses in front-page stories about The One..
"Thousands of Obama supporters from throughout the region gathered with a mere two hours' notice that "The One" would be there. . . ."
Photo of parking lot at a typical gathering.
That is interesting. Can you please direct us to the source of
your information that D’Souza supports “islam-fascists”? There
are those who do not agree with D’Souza’s analysis of the reasons
for Islamic terrorism but I was not aware that he actually is
sympathetic to Islamo-fascists.
My husband and I went yesterday at the 1:45 showing. I was amazed to see the theater was packed with mostly Senior Citizens. With that kind of showing of Seniors, I now know they ARE NOT FOR OBAMA. I wonder if the later showings had younger people?
$2,067 PER SCREEN AVERAGE waxed everything in sight...
Saw the 7:30 show last night in a sold-out theater. Great, well-done movie, made even more effective by the writer/narrator’s style and empathy and intelligent insight. Could not have been better.
The audience was also a treat - quiet, polite, well-behaved; and - I think - not typical movie goers, judging from their amused reactions to all the juvenile-targeted admonitions about common courtesy in a theater.
I think this movie may be a game changer. And Lord knows we need a change of game.
The enemy of my enemy is the friend of my enemy of my enemy is my friend.
Prove it. I say you’re a liar. Prove me wrong.
Prove it. I say you’re a liar. Prove me wrong.
Saw it yesterday. 2pm matinee, about 15 people were there. I wouldn’t call it an anti -obama documentary or a pro -obama doc either. It was an effort to shed some light on about what are the life experiences that have shaped obama ‘s values and political beliefs, and what his future plans for the USA might be based on those beliefs. It’s based on obama’s own writings and words. Both liberals and conservatives have misconceptions about what obama is all about. The documentary is just doing what the press should have done long ago. I hope democrats go see it. Every voter needs to see it.
Do people not know how to do simple Google searches? Especially before calling a fellow Freeper a “liar”
“Does does Dinesh DSouza support islam?”
Update from Deadline Hollywood: It's #3!:
1. The Expendables 2 (Millenium/Lionsgate) Week 2 [3,355 Runs] R Friday $3.6M (-66%), Weekend $11.7M, Cume $50.2M
2. The Bourne Legacy (Universal) Week 3 [3,652 Runs] PG13 Friday $2.5M, Weekend $8.4M, Cume $84.6M
3. 2016 Obamas America (Rocky Mountain) NEW [1,091 Runs] PG Friday $2.4M, Weekend $6.0M, Cume $8.9M
I’m going tonight w my dad.
I’m glad it was packed where you are.
I saw it last nite...maybe about 50 in the audience...
Applause at the end though :)
# 13 on fandango
The ‘talking points’ are out there...every news and entertainment source reporting on this documentary is referring to it as ‘anti-Obama’...
Finished 4th for Friday, per BoxOffice Mojo.
Produced by Gerald R. Molen, who has a very impressive pedigree (Schindler's List, Twister, Jurassic Park, among many others...)
Newmax probably shouldn’t be making up numbers, especially not in the internet age when the real numbers are so easy to find.
Expendables $3.8 million Friday, 2016 $2.25 million. The numbers are actually very good, no reason for fiction.
It’s interesting how good the viewers’ reviews have been so far. People seem to genuinely like this documentary.
On one website, a conservative said he took four or five Obama voters (friends of his I think) to the movie, and paid for their tickets. Afterwards, they went somewhere and discussed the movie. He seemed to think it significantly changed the way they looked at Obama.
If this movie is capable of changing minds, it could be a very big deal, and be much more than just another “preaching to the choir” production.
From reading movie reviewing sites, it appears the pros expect the viewership to peak early (due to the advance sales) and then tail off fairly rapidly, but they are surprised that it’s exceeding their earlier expectations.
It came in at 3rd place Friday, Aug 24th and was only being shown on about one third of the number of screens that the 1st and 2nd place movies were shown on.
This is going to be one where word of mouth makes a huge difference, I suspect. Haven’t seen it myself yet though.
>>Newmax probably shouldnt be making up numbers, especially not in the internet age when the real numbers are so easy to find.<<
When I see “Newsmax” is the source of any story, I usually don’t even bother to read it, even though I’m hoping most of their headlines are true. They just have a very difficult time dealing with facts and so most of what you end up reading there is pure propaganda. Granted it’s “our” propaganda, but still...
My husband and I went today.
Theatre 1/2 full maybe, but It was at Potomac Mills in No. Va.
I was surprised there were that many people! Shouts of “GO ROMNEY” at the end.
I went to see 2016, Obama's America movie this afternoon. All I can say is GO SEE IT!!! I thought I knew everything about Obama, but this documentary really gets to the meat of not only what he believes but why. It was very well done - nothing like Michael Moore's so-called documentary on global warming that was full of false claims. No one can argue with the FACTS in this one.
I'm going to pray for this movie to catch on fire with ticket sales so that more people will want to go see it and will spread the word - and hope you will do the same. I hear that it is opening in many more theaters so most of you should be able to find it. On the way out, I heard someone say that it is supposed to be released on video sometime in October and hope it's true!
What perfect timing for independents & democRATS to watch it if they are on the fence - trying to decide between Obama & Romney. If they don't want to be seen going into a theater to see the movie - they can always rent it! I plan to buy a copy when it does come out because it needs to be passed on to generations (if we can survive by beating him in Nov - that is).
We were so happy that it was shown in the largest of their theaters at Edwards Marq'E Stadium in Houston - and it was PACKED!!! At the end of the movie, everyone applauded! It will get your attention like no other movie you've ever seen. May God bless Dinesh D'Souza!
Go see it
Dinesh D’Souza behaved like a nasty little turd when he and Robert Spencer had a run in a few years ago.
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