Skip to comments.Anti-Obama Movie Stuns Hollywood For #4 ("2016" makes some real dough-truncated title)
Posted on 08/25/2012 2:05:07 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
But the shocker was Rocky Mountain Pictures political documentary 2016 Obamas America which expanded into theaters across America this weekend after a very limited release and wound up in 4th place. Thats stunning because its playing in 2/3 fewer theaters across North American than the other wide release actioners. (See below for more details). Due to its hot pre-sales, the pic is proving frontloaded, and its ranking will fall steeply by end of Sunday. But the doc made its point: its new cume after this weekend should make it the #1 conservative documentary (besting Expelled: No Intelligence Alloweds $7.7M).
The pic is based on conservative author and commentator Dinesh DSouzas New York Times bestselling 2010 book The Roots Of Obamas Rage and co-directed by DSouza and John Sullivan and produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen (co-producer of Schindlers List). Its success comes because of savvy marketing on the eve of the Republican National Convention August 27-30. Exhibitors are reporting busloads arriving at theaters around the country in pre-organized trips. It also employed much of the same marketing techniques used to garner attention and support for faith-based films, understandable since the audience is overlapping. Its campaign included advertising nationally over the past two weeks on talk radio and cable news channels including Fox News Channel, A&E, History and MSNBC. Yes, I also didnt believe it when I first saw the film taking off in pre-sales on Tuesday, an exhibition insider tells me. Because theres not a lot of new product thats taking off.
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It’s playing at a few theaters here in Boise. I see a nice matinee with an icy coke and popcorn in my future tomorrow morning.
I hope it gets released on DVD before the election...or even better yet, youtube.
This has got to be a grassroots movement. I haven’t seen any advertisements or promotions for this movie.
Just getting back from the movie here in Lafayette, LA. The theater was packed.
The pie chart map on the right?
Keep clicking on it in the area of the USA where you are —it will tell you where the movie is playing near you.
Beck, Rush, Levin and Hannity have all been promoting it.
Thanks for the link!!
Was it good?
Would you recommend it?
Just got back from a less than packed theater in Washington, Pa ... but the ones there were middle-aged and all quietly conversant after the movie
You could feel the seriousness in the chit chat.
I just saw it for the second time in 24 hours. Both times the theatre was sold out with mostly over 70 ish year olds in conservative West Texas. Bothe times the crow applauded and a few yelled Vote Romney. I think everyone so go see it and take 5 friends. It is a must see!!!
The film got an ovation at the end. I'm kind of a political junkie, read D'Souza's book when it first came out, and heard his interviews with all the talk show heavies when at that time. In that regard, there wasn't a whole lot of new info out there, but it might be new for a lot of folks who don't start paying attention 'til elections draw close.
From a strictly technical standpoint, it was an exceptionally well made film, and the info was presented in as non-adverserial a manner as possible; a simple laying out of the facts. It ought to resonate with a lot of fence-sitters or people who haven't really been paying attention.
If nothing else, I'm glad I got to contribute to the ticket sale numbers, which ought to stir up some attention.
Fox cable has been showing ads for this movie for at least two weeks now . That’s the only place I’ve seen it mentioned with exception to here on FR . I know Beck has been plugging it on his site .
Sorry for typo’s. Typed on my iPhone and eye sight is getting worse!
Thanks! Want to go see it!
We just checked and it’s playing here in Davenport now.
We don’t normally go to the movies but will probably take this one in.