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Anti-Obama Movie Stuns Hollywood For #4 ("2016" makes some real dough-truncated title)
deadline.com ^ | 8/25/2012 | NIKKI FINKE

Posted on 08/25/2012 2:05:07 PM PDT by RoosterRedux

But the shocker was Rocky Mountain Pictures’ political documentary 2016 Obama’s America which expanded into theaters across America this weekend after a very limited release and wound up in 4th place. That’s stunning because it’s 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 Allowed’s $7.7M).

The pic is based on conservative author and commentator Dinesh D’Souza’s New York Times bestselling 2010 book The Roots Of Obama’s Rage and co-directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan and produced by Academy Award winner Gerald R. Molen (co-producer of Schindler’s 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 didn’t believe it when I first saw the film taking off in pre-sales on Tuesday,” an exhibition insider tells me. “Because there’s not a lot of new product that’s taking off.”

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1 posted on 08/25/2012 2:05:11 PM PDT by RoosterRedux
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2 posted on 08/25/2012 2:06:35 PM 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: RoosterRedux

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.


3 posted on 08/25/2012 2:09:22 PM PDT by andyk (Go Juan Pablo!)
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To: andyk

I hope it gets released on DVD before the election...or even better yet, youtube.


4 posted on 08/25/2012 2:12:11 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

Nice.


5 posted on 08/25/2012 2:12:46 PM PDT by snarkytart (http://www.freerepubli224%2C1)
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To: RoosterRedux

This has got to be a grassroots movement. I haven’t seen any advertisements or promotions for this movie.


6 posted on 08/25/2012 2:25:11 PM PDT by The Sons of Liberty ("Get that evil, foreign, muslim, usurping bastard out of MY White House!" FUBO GTFO!)
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To: RoosterRedux
But D’Souza ... credits liberal documentary maker Michael Moore for the structure of the film: “When he released Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate. I learned some lessons from Michael Moore, and hopefully he might learn some lessons from me about handling facts.”

Ouch!

7 posted on 08/25/2012 2:26:06 PM PDT by randog (Tap into America!)
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To: musicman

Just getting back from the movie here in Lafayette, LA. The theater was packed.


8 posted on 08/25/2012 2:29:00 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: musicman

http://www.2016themovie.com/theaters/

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.


9 posted on 08/25/2012 2:29:59 PM PDT by gaijin
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To: The Sons of Liberty
"I haven’t seen any advertisements or promotions for this movie."

Beck, Rush, Levin and Hannity have all been promoting it.

10 posted on 08/25/2012 2:31:05 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Great news!!


11 posted on 08/25/2012 2:31:56 PM 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: gaijin

Thanks for the link!!


12 posted on 08/25/2012 2:32:30 PM 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: Joe 6-pack

Was it good?

Would you recommend it?


13 posted on 08/25/2012 2:33:19 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: 2111USMC
I would

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.

14 posted on 08/25/2012 2:38:08 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: RoosterRedux

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!!!


15 posted on 08/25/2012 2:42:02 PM PDT by JFC
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To: 2111USMC
"Would you recommend it?"

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.

16 posted on 08/25/2012 2:42:13 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

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 .


17 posted on 08/25/2012 2:43:39 PM PDT by Lionheartusa1 (-: Socialism is the equal distribution of misery :-)
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To: JFC

Sorry for typo’s. Typed on my iPhone and eye sight is getting worse!


18 posted on 08/25/2012 2:44:07 PM PDT by JFC
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To: gaijin

Thanks! Want to go see it!


19 posted on 08/25/2012 2:44:39 PM PDT by Yaelle
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To: Joe 6-pack; knarf

Thanks!

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.


20 posted on 08/25/2012 2:46:34 PM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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To: knarf

>> the ones there were middle-aged and all quietly conversant after the movie

a.k.a. “likely voters”


21 posted on 08/25/2012 2:47:08 PM PDT by Nervous Tick ("You can ignore reality, but you can't ignore the consequences of ignoring reality.")
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To: Joe 6-pack

I saw it yesterday. For awhile I was wondering why so much about BO’s father but he did a fabulous job of tying it all in with BO’s actions. I would recommend to anyone. Too bad members of the press won’t bother to see it.


22 posted on 08/25/2012 2:52:05 PM PDT by dandiegirl
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To: dandiegirl

The film settles the question of who B-HO’s father is. The half-brother in Africa looks just like B-HO. They have to have the same father.


23 posted on 08/25/2012 2:59:43 PM PDT by abclily
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To: RoosterRedux

It’s playing at thousands of theaters, so I don’t suspect that the prediction that it will fall off quickly can be true.


24 posted on 08/25/2012 2:59:53 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: abclily

>> “The film settles the question of who B-HO’s father is” <<

.
That was never seriously in question.


25 posted on 08/25/2012 3:01:50 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: All; andyk
My husband and I saw it yesterday at the 1:45 showing. The theater was packed with mostly seniors. And there was NO BUSLOADS bringing them in.

In the movie D'Souza interviews Barack Obama's half brother George. Recently George called D'Souza asking him for money to pay the hospital bill because his child was sick. Obama IS NOT his brothers keeper.

How I became George Obama's 'brother'

26 posted on 08/25/2012 3:11:21 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: The Sons of Liberty

Haven’t heard anything about this either.


27 posted on 08/25/2012 3:12:00 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: RoosterRedux; Bender2

Lil and I just came back from seeing it. Excellent documentary!


28 posted on 08/25/2012 3:13:53 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Evil is powerless if the good are unafraid" ~ Ronald Wilson Reagan)
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To: RoosterRedux

I hope Dinesh D’Souza personally makes $50 million or more off this thing.


29 posted on 08/25/2012 3:15:10 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: 2111USMC
Desousa narrates everything we've ever learned here in Freerepublic and asks all the right questions, makes all the correct sdtatements and has on film interviews with people involved with exposing zero.

It is a well choreographed and documented ... documentary ... without any conspiracy or other childish flavor.

30 posted on 08/25/2012 3:15:22 PM PDT by knarf (I say things that are true ... I have no proof ... but they're true)
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To: Spunky

Kind of disappointed nobody mentions younger voters being there....we need to convert them also. If all we have is seniors, to be blunt, they won’t be here forever and each future generation will be more liberal.


31 posted on 08/25/2012 3:16:31 PM PDT by rwfromkansas ("Carve your name on hearts, not marble." - C.H. Spurgeon)
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To: musicman

I’m hoping for the DVD soon. I have to drive 100 miles in any direction to see the movie.


32 posted on 08/25/2012 3:20:37 PM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: gaijin

I live in Helena, Mt which is run by demorats so it is not surprising that the movie will not be show here. Damn demorats OIF vet


33 posted on 08/25/2012 3:32:15 PM PDT by jesseam (eliev)
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To: mosaicwolf

Cinergy cinemas isn’t showing it in my hometown in North Central Texas. I had to drive 35 miles, but it was well worth it. I plan to see it again and take friends. Hope it is on DVD before the election. Everyone in America needs to know the facts about Obama.


34 posted on 08/25/2012 3:36:01 PM PDT by charlie72
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To: RoosterRedux

hubby & I going tomorrow with the youngest one for an end of the summer treat before classes resume.

Then going for all-you-can-eat sushi.

Should be a good day!!


35 posted on 08/25/2012 3:38:34 PM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
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I’m afraid he’s preaching to the choir. Those who worship him will always worship him. They KNOW all the crap about him is true but simply don’t care.


36 posted on 08/25/2012 3:39:20 PM PDT by Terry Mross (To all my relatives and former friends: Do not contact me if you still love obama.)
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To: rwfromkansas

You make a good point. I thought the same thing when I saw the movie yesterday. I wasn’t planning on seeing this last night. I was going to wait untill Labor Day weekend when my family would be around, but my air conditioning broke down, so I went to the 9:20 pm showing. Decent crowd for a political documentary after 9;00 pm on a Friday night, but it was disconcerting that I was probably the only thirty-something in the audience.


37 posted on 08/25/2012 3:40:09 PM PDT by sam_whiskey (Peace through Strength)
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To: Joe 6-pack
Joe 6-pack wrote: " 'I haven't seen any advertisements or promotions for this movie.'

Beck, Rush, Levin and Hannity have all been promoting it."

When I heard the first few moments of the movie's radio ad aired on a local radio all news station, it sounded like a typical pro-Obama ad.
I had my finger on the button to change the station when I suddenly realized that the movie wasn't going to be a Michael Moore type "Go Through Another Four Years of Obama" movie.


38 posted on 08/25/2012 3:41:36 PM PDT by bd476
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To: Terry Mross
I think this is about chipping away at Obama's edges...calling to those who were on the fence (independents).

And they will be swayed (if they haven't already).

IMHO, this race is Romney-Ryan's to lose.

39 posted on 08/25/2012 3:43:55 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: RoosterRedux

A groundswell of grass roots support, first with the 2010 elections, then the turnout in support of CFA and now this film. The counter-revolution against progressivism is taking hold.


40 posted on 08/25/2012 3:47:25 PM PDT by Hotlanta Mike (Resurrect the House Committee on Un-American Activities (HUAC)...before there is no America!)
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To: RoosterRedux

Saw it with a friend last night. There were about 20 empty seats left in the theater. Place was crowded.


41 posted on 08/25/2012 3:48:53 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: The Sons of Liberty
Definitely a grass roots movement if people are (literally) coming by the busload.

I'm taking a subway tomorrow. I hope I don't get sold out of the half-price matinee.

42 posted on 08/25/2012 3:51:20 PM PDT by Tanniker Smith (Rome didn't fall in a day, either.)
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To: My Favorite Headache
Well, I hope you didn't have a Big Gulp, Mister!;-)

Nanny Bloomberg will be at your door ASAP!

43 posted on 08/25/2012 3:53:37 PM PDT by RoosterRedux (Obama: "If you've got a business -- you didn't build that. Somebody else made that happen.")
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To: sam_whiskey; rwfromkansas

I felt the same way, but there was I would say about a 35 yr. old woman next to me and she pointed out that it is the Seniors who went through the depression and fought for our Freedom and they are the ones who get out and vote.


44 posted on 08/25/2012 3:56:53 PM PDT by Spunky (Those)
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To: RoosterRedux

I felt the same way. I have known about 80% of the stuff that is in the film since about 2008. The hammering on Obama’s influences and matching them with exactly what he has done and intends on doing is the proof. Period. The anti-colonialism and the gutting of our nuclear arsenal and driving up our debt to the point of collapse is all about making us even with the rest of the world.

Obama is NOT a friend of the U.S.A. and neither is anyone who is associated with them.


45 posted on 08/25/2012 3:57:11 PM PDT by My Favorite Headache (In a world where I feel so small, I can't stop thinking big.)
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To: editor-surveyor

There was talk of Frank Davis being his father. And that would have given B-HO 2 U.S. citizen parents. And that, in itself, would be a serious consideration.


46 posted on 08/25/2012 4:05:38 PM PDT by abclily
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To: RoosterRedux

bfl


47 posted on 08/25/2012 4:07:10 PM PDT by TEXOKIE (Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little. EdmondBurke)
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To: dandiegirl
Too bad members of the press won’t bother to see it.

Dinesh D'Souza: Doing what CBS, NBC, ABC, CNN, NYT, LAT, et. al. won't do.

48 posted on 08/25/2012 4:07:36 PM PDT by Fester Chugabrew (Kyrie Eleison)
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To: abclily

But there was not even a faint resemblence between O and Davis.


49 posted on 08/25/2012 4:35:55 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: RoosterRedux

Fahrenheit 9/11 was released in 2004. Bush won re-election. I wouldn’t set much store in the electoral impact of this film. It’s preaching to the converted. At best, it will energize the conservative base - which does need energizing, given that Romney is the GOP candidate.


50 posted on 08/25/2012 4:40:28 PM PDT by Zhang Fei (Let us pray that peace be now restored to the world and that God will preserve it always.)
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