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Why Is The Press Ignoring The Success Of '2016'?
Investor's Business Daily ^ | 08/27/12 | IBD Staff

Posted on 08/28/2012 5:05:14 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer

Why is the mainstream press always surprised whenever a conservative movie does well? Case in point: the huge early success of the hard-hitting documentary "2016: Obama's America."

The movie, made with almost no money and no major studio backing, by neophyte directors, and with zero attention from the mainstream press, grossed $6.5 million over the weekend, putting in the top 10.

So far, "2016" has taken in more than $9.3 million, which puts it easily within reach of becoming one of the top five highest-grossing political documentaries of all time.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.investors.com ...


TOPICS: Editorial; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; documentary; dsouza; obama

1 posted on 08/28/2012 5:05:25 AM PDT by IBD editorial writer
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To: IBD editorial writer

I assume it’s a rhetorical question.


2 posted on 08/28/2012 5:06:57 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Because they ignore everything that is A)non=commie and successful, and; B) commie and unsuccessful.


3 posted on 08/28/2012 5:08:00 AM PDT by snowrip (Liberal? You are a socialist idiot with no rational argument.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Lots of others are ignoring it.

I live in Houston and none of the mega-screen theaters near me were showing it.

I had to drive a ways to find one that was. It was packed.

Too bad those others don’t wish to make money.


4 posted on 08/28/2012 5:08:45 AM PDT by bestintxas (Somewhere in Kenya, a Village is missing its Idiot, thankfully.)
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To: Travis McGee

Yes : has to be rhetorical.

Anyone with half a brain knows why the media is ignoring it.


5 posted on 08/28/2012 5:08:46 AM PDT by Venturer
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To: IBD editorial writer

Ummmm......duh.


6 posted on 08/28/2012 5:09:13 AM PDT by AppyPappy (If you really want to annoy someone, point out something obvious that they are trying hard to ignore)
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To: IBD editorial writer


7 posted on 08/28/2012 5:10:15 AM PDT by Diogenesis ("No man's life, liberty, or property is safe while the legislature is in session."- Mark Twain)
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To: IBD editorial writer

If they mention the success of 2016, they’d have to mention content.

Then they’d have to admit that it is NOT a “rabid attack”, but a thoughtful exploration of the formation of Barack.

It is an EXCELLENT documentary!


8 posted on 08/28/2012 5:11:08 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: snowrip

Because they hate America as much as Ocommie does?

Pray for America


9 posted on 08/28/2012 5:12:33 AM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: Diogenesis

Thankfully, even some in the old msm is begining to turn against Obama, as proven by last week’s “Newsweek” article.


10 posted on 08/28/2012 5:12:53 AM PDT by Biggirl ("Jesus talked to us as individuals"-Jim Vicevich/Thanks JimV!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

Because they can’t have the makers of the film shot.......yet.


11 posted on 08/28/2012 5:15:25 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: G Larry

I told my friend she had to see 2016. She had never heard of it. When I said it was about 0bama she said its a movie to make him look bad? Where is the movie about Romney?


12 posted on 08/28/2012 5:17:09 AM PDT by Boardwalk
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To: G Larry
Saw it last night. We have a 14 screen theater right in town here and it was about the only thing people were buying tickets to see on a Monday night which marked the first day of school in our area. The theater was so dead that there was a sign in the ticket booth asking patrons to proceed to the concession stands to buy their tickets.

Really liked Obama's half-brother George. He pointed out that Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Kenya were all at about the same level of economic development when Kenya became independent in 1963 but only Kenya was still a third world economic backwater now.

13 posted on 08/28/2012 5:22:21 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: G Larry
Saw it last night. We have a 14 screen theater right in town here and it was about the only thing people were buying tickets to see on a Monday night which marked the first day of school in our area. The theater was so dead that there was a sign in the ticket booth asking patrons to proceed to the concession stands to buy their tickets.

Really liked Obama's half-brother George. He pointed out that Malaysia, Singapore, South Korea and Kenya were all at about the same level of economic development when Kenya became independent in 1963 but only Kenya was still a third world economic backwater now.

14 posted on 08/28/2012 5:22:51 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: IBD editorial writer

They typically don’t brag about a movie that finished 8th in the weekend rankings. I know we are a society that praises kids who participate in soccor and receive a trophy just because, but PLEASE let’s not do that throughout everything in society.


15 posted on 08/28/2012 5:37:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Attention Republican National Convention voters....Santorum/Bachmann 2012! Dump liberal Romney NOW!)
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To: IBD editorial writer

16 posted on 08/28/2012 5:54:10 AM PDT by tomkat
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To: Boardwalk

Tell her “it is a thoughtful exploration of the formation of Obama”.

Tell her also, if there were any dirt to be had on Romney, Obama’s Hollywood friends would have made it into a movie.


17 posted on 08/28/2012 5:55:10 AM PDT by G Larry (Progressives are Regressive because their objectives devolve to the lowest common denominator.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

NPR actually had a story on it’s success on All Things Considered yesterday. I listened to it on my way home from work. I was shocked.

It seemed muted, but it was a good story, which is rare for NPR.

Normally their in depth stories use the word “village” a lot.


18 posted on 08/28/2012 6:16:15 AM PDT by cuban leaf (Were doomed! Details at eleven.)
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To: IBD editorial writer

There is no *Press.* There are only ignorant writers and presenters of a very old agenda...that throughout history has always failed.

Here is how AP responds to the film:

http://news.yahoo.com/fact-check-anti-obama-film-muddy-facts-072153385—politics.html


19 posted on 08/28/2012 6:29:16 AM PDT by SumProVita
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They typically don’t brag about a movie that finished 8th in the weekend rankings.

Brag, no. Report? Yes, yes they should. For a documentary that is not in its opening weekend, this is big news.

I saw the early matinee with my wife last Sunday and the place was packed. We happened to get there early and we were glad we did! The average age of audience was well north of 50... which bodes well for the election. I got the distinct impression (from overheard conversations) that a lot of seniors were there so they could decide not just to vote against Obama but to decide how much they need to oppose him.

The movie was very well done. It made no wild predictions, it just laid out Obama's past, present and a few hints to the future... and let the audience decide. He's never even portrayed as a bad man, just a man with a philosophy that has done the nation and world harm and threatens to do more of the same.

That could well be the theme of the movie: don't expect anything different from BHO if he gets reelected because he's accomplishing his goals right now. His plans are working, not failing.

20 posted on 08/28/2012 6:55:36 AM PDT by WileyC
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To: IBD editorial writer

Because a fat ugly uneducated fellow by the name of Michael Moore didn’t make it. LOL! This D’Souza guy has a Ph.D.


21 posted on 08/28/2012 7:10:41 AM PDT by Dudoight
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To: IBD editorial writer

Questions such as this one seem to abound here lately and are really beginning to make my skin crawl. For heaven’s sake, if you don’t know the answer to such an obvious and elementary question by now, you need to retire yourself to the home for the galactically unaware.


22 posted on 08/28/2012 7:16:34 AM PDT by Scooter100 ("Now that the fog has lifted, I still can't find my pipe". --- S. Holmes)
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To: IBD editorial writer
I hope one result of this election is that it becomes a referendum on the media. I'd like to see a widespread conversation about the people who have risen to the top of the journalism herd and why they joined the fanaticism over creating Obama by keeping his past and personality a secret.

Then I'd like to see a serious and continuing discussion about why, with all we no know, they joined effort to promote and reelect him.

Why does the media (for the most part) apparently support the destruction of our heritage and the systematic dismantling of the republic of the greatest country the world has known?

23 posted on 08/28/2012 7:35:05 AM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: napscoordinator
They typically don’t brag about a movie that finished 8th in the weekend rankings.

7th overall. In just over 1000 theaters. #1 in 'per-screen' average, which is why it is expanding AGAIN, into over 1600 theaters this Friday. Not too shabby.

24 posted on 08/28/2012 7:40:17 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: Baynative

Newt Gingrich for Press Secretary!


25 posted on 08/28/2012 7:47:35 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
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To: IBD editorial writer
From CNN International's 'Box Office Guru', Gitesh Pandya:

The political documentary 2016 Obama’s America enjoyed a strong nationwide expansion and jumped into the top ten with $6.5M from only 1,091 theaters, up from last weekend's 169 locations. Released by Rocky Mountain, the PG-rated pic that examines how the re-election of the president would be harmful to the nation generated the best average of any film in the Top 20 with $5,966. Total stands at $9.3M and with two weeks of political conventions coming up and the film gaining media attention, much more is likely to come with 2016 on its way to possibly reaching $30M or more - a gargantuan number for a doc.

Note the descriptive 'gargantuan'. It is now rated #6 ALL-TIME among political documentaries, with just over $9 million in the till.

26 posted on 08/28/2012 7:52:45 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: Boardwalk
Where is the movie about Romney?

Republicans are bashed 24/7 on television and in the newspapers; and she wonders where the MOVIE is..?

Your friend is blind. Buy her a dog and a red-tipped cane.

27 posted on 08/28/2012 7:58:20 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: IBD editorial writer

What does Obama actually want the country to be after he’s done “transforming” it? He doesn’t want to be president; he wants to be dictator. The 174,000 guns he ordered for the DHS and SSA are not for 2016 but for 2012. Read more at http://dailycaller.com/2012/08/17/who-does-the-government-intend-to-shoot/. Americans, according to him, voted democracy out of office in 2008.


28 posted on 08/28/2012 8:57:01 AM PDT by gethimoutofthehouse
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To: IBD editorial writer

Word spreads between us - conservative to conservative - because ‘the press’ is controlled by Democrats. We are the underground.


29 posted on 08/28/2012 10:34:02 AM PDT by GOPJ (Homeland Paranoid Insecurity: Making the country safe for liberal elites...)
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To: IBD editorial writer

I read the book and just saw the film.

Are there plans to buy time and show this film on television in October?

All voters need to see this, Dem, Ind or Republican.

Well done!


30 posted on 08/28/2012 7:35:18 PM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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[Are there plans to buy time and show this film on television in October?]

I would assume within a month or so it will go to DVD and pay-per-view. Once a DVD goes on sale people can hold “2016” parties and invite the neighbors.

31 posted on 08/28/2012 10:34:36 PM PDT by Brad from Tennessee (A politician can't give you anything he hasn't first stolen from you.)
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To: Boardwalk
Where is the movie about Romney?

Newt already released that one.

When Mitt Romney Came To Town — Full, complete version

32 posted on 08/28/2012 10:41:16 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: napscoordinator
They typically don’t brag about a movie that finished 8th in the weekend rankings.

OTOH, it is a high earning for a political documentary. Even more important, it held onto the audience on Monday to an unusually high degree, and ranked 2nd for Monday. So this is probably going to end up outgrossing Al Gore's and Michael Moore's documentaries, except for Fahrenheit which was a monster hit. However, the level of drops from Fri to Mon are so small, they actually just about match Fahrenheit's trajectory. But Fahrenheit started out with a much bigger opening. If 2016 keeps the same trajectory, it could earn about $40 million, $15 million more than the next highest political documentaries under Fahrenheit.

33 posted on 08/28/2012 10:45:54 PM PDT by JediJones (Too Hot for GOP TV: Newt Gingrich, Sarah Palin, Allen West and Donald Trump)
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To: JediJones

So this is probably going to end up outgrossing Al Gore’s and Michael Moore’s documentaries, except for Fahrenheit which was a monster hit.

______________

and without the LSM drama that promoted MM and his cause


34 posted on 08/29/2012 6:40:09 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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