Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

"2016: Obama's America" expanding into 1,800 theaters
Yahoo! News via Drudge ^ | 8/28/2012 | ReutersBy Todd Cunningham | Reuters

Posted on 08/29/2012 12:50:53 AM PDT by F15Eagle

LOS ANGELES (TheWrap.com) - "2016: Obama's America," the right-wing documentary that has rocked the box office with its challenge to the president's record, will expand to about 1,800 theaters on Friday, Rocky Mountain Pictures told TheWrap Monday night.

That's up from the 1,091 theaters it played in over the weekend, when it took in $6.2 million between Friday and Sunday for a per-screen average of $5,940 - the best of any film in wide release. It added another $1.2 million at the box office Monday.

Produced for roughly $2.1 million, the film - with its catchphrase, "Love Him. Hate Him. You Don't Know Him" - has made $10.3 million since its release seven weeks ago and has surpassed "Bully" as the year's top-earning documentary.

The expansion will surely benefit from the buzz surrounding the ongoing Republican National Convention. Part of it will target the Heartland, a primary focus of the long-term rollout strategy according to MJM Entertainment's Mark Joseph, who is handling the film's marketing with co-director John Sullivan.

Theaters also will be added in New York, Portland, Los Angeles, Boston, Austin, Tex., and San Francisco. Joseph was still analyzing Monday's box-office numbers and said the expansion count remained fluid.

(Excerpt) Read more at ca.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2012; 2016; obama; obamatruthfile
Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

1 posted on 08/29/2012 12:51:00 AM PDT by F15Eagle
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Sidebar Moderator; Admin Moderator

Thought this was worthy of Front Page news.

Hopefully more will learn from this movie so trying to help get the word out - especially now that it is expanding.

Adjust, of course, if you deem necessary. Thanks.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 12:52:30 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Well that beefs it, even though I get the whole gist of the movie, and know almost everything in it, I am going to see it anyways!


3 posted on 08/29/2012 1:13:54 AM PDT by GraceG
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

Good! I hope to get up to see it as well.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 1:21:45 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: GraceG

Me too. I’ll go to the Seniors Matinee. Should’t be too many screaming rug rats. Don’t like going to movies alone. Wish you were somewhere near Santa Cruz and we could go together.

Oh well, guess I’ll “woman up” and go alone.


5 posted on 08/29/2012 1:22:13 AM PDT by EggsAckley ("There's an Ethiopian in the fuel supply!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

I love that the “critics” rate it as “so-so”, but the fans say it is must go.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 2:32:54 AM PDT by verga (Forced to remove tag line by administrator)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Someone suggested on another thread that the RNC should buy up tickets and hand them out for free. I think this is a stellar idea, if they targeted real voter groups! (Such as handing them out at a senior center or something like that.)

I saw it over the weekend and enjoyed it, though there wasn’t a lot of info that hadn’t already been covered here on this web site! :o)


7 posted on 08/29/2012 3:03:34 AM PDT by Hetty_Fauxvert ( "Be Breitbart, baby!")
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Hetty_Fauxvert
Someone suggested on another thread that the RNC should buy up tickets and hand them out for free.

No, buy copies of the DVD's and mail them to residents of very blue counties, cities and streets...

My guess, people will watch it...

8 posted on 08/29/2012 3:13:13 AM PDT by taildragger (( Palin / Mulally 2012 ))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Hetty_Fauxvert

Yeah that’s a great idea - hopefully they are monitoring FR


9 posted on 08/29/2012 3:15:39 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle
"and has surpassed "Bully"..."

If that title weren't already taken, D'Souza could have aptly titled this film the same.

10 posted on 08/29/2012 3:23:27 AM PDT by mikey_hates_everything
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: verga

“Critics” are probably Obama-worshipers who can’t stand the idea of anything truthful not being masked by the MSM.


11 posted on 08/29/2012 3:31:04 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 6 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

One would think that a movie like this would cause some enterprising journalist to begin vetted the Messiah.

It would almost seem impossible not to have the media start looking into the authenticty of it.


12 posted on 08/29/2012 3:31:20 AM PDT by Venturer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

It was the #2 movie in America on Monday...$1.2 million dollars, only $160,000 behind the #1 flick, ‘Expendables 2’, but in only ONE-THIRD as many theaters. Congratulations to all involved...


13 posted on 08/29/2012 3:36:16 AM PDT by who knows what evil? (G-d saved more animals than people on the ark...www.siameserescue.org.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Just saw the movie. The power of the movie is its reasonable approach.

Its strength is putting the information that you already suspect into a logical framework.

You may know what BHO is, but do you understand the “why”?


14 posted on 08/29/2012 3:55:54 AM PDT by Makana
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Makana

Thanks for the report


15 posted on 08/29/2012 4:07:36 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Right wing documentary?? My sister and I went to see it. WE are right wingers....there was NOTHING right wing about it.

It was PURE FACTS, nothing anti-obama. We even learned something new. That radical professor, I already forgot his name, who claimed he and barry had to stop “being buddies” because it would derail his presidency.

He was the last commnie radical mentioned towards the end. Anyone remember his name?


16 posted on 08/29/2012 4:26:46 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

P.S. My sister and I made plans on Sat. to see it on Sunday, which we did.

I was shocked it was playing on Long Island because I just checked, a couple of days before that and it was only playing in NYC.

Now it’s playing all over the place!


17 posted on 08/29/2012 4:28:36 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: NoGrayZone

extreme barf alert;

Roberto Unger

http://www.theblaze.com/stories/obamas-former-law-professor-2008-adviser-obama-must-be-defeated-in-the-coming-election/

Founding Fathers to The Composite One:

1. frank marshall davis
2. bill ayers
3. rev. jeremiah wright
4. edward said
5. roberto unger

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=N37zxak1Asg


18 posted on 08/29/2012 4:44:23 AM PDT by postban ("The path to true knowledge is paved with wasted money" copyright postban forever!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 16 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Starting this weekend it’ll be up to 3 screens in the local AMC multiplex, including two of the dine-in theaters.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 4:46:46 AM PDT by Delhi Rebels (There was a row in Silver Street - the regiments was out.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Hope they get it on DVD by mid-Sept-October for those unable to get to the movies.


20 posted on 08/29/2012 4:47:50 AM PDT by kenmcg (t)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: postban

Thank you (((hug)))!!!!


21 posted on 08/29/2012 4:50:32 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: postban

Ugh...total barf! What the hell is wrong with these people.


22 posted on 08/29/2012 4:54:31 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 18 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

“One would think that a movie like this would cause some enterprising journalist to begin vetted the Messiah.
It would almost seem impossible not to have the media start looking into the authenticty of it.”

LOL. The MSM will now attack the movie with their own brand of lies and then claim the move is “a largely discredited right wing screed.” The AP published a critique along these lines yesterday.


23 posted on 08/29/2012 4:59:55 AM PDT by vekzen
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: kenmcg
Hope they get it on DVD by mid-Sept-October for those unable to get to the movies.

I heard an interview with Dinesh D'Souza yesterday in which he said they were going to do just that.

24 posted on 08/29/2012 5:11:56 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: NoGrayZone

Awesome. Hope it keeps spreading. I’m doing what little I can to help get it out there.


25 posted on 08/29/2012 5:19:15 AM PDT by F15Eagle (1 John 5:4-5, 4:15, 5:13; John 3:17-18, 6:69, 11:25, 14:6, 20:31; Rom10:8-11; 1 Tim 2:5; Titus 3:4-5)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 17 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Saw it Sunday and the last movie I went to was almost 10 years ago.

It was good, but nothing new for me as I follow politics the way many people follow sports (Have an advanced degree in National Security - sort of like International studies, Political science, and Criminal Justice combined), so this is my area.

Hope that it has an impact on the undecided voters


26 posted on 08/29/2012 5:28:00 AM PDT by KosmicKitty (WARNING: Hormonally crazed woman ahead!!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Venturer

“It would almost seem impossible not to have the media start looking into the authenticty of it.”
////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////

Not to me, I have long ago accepted the reality that the MSM has zero interest in truth, they will make up their own version of the story from whole cloth.


27 posted on 08/29/2012 5:30:23 AM PDT by RipSawyer
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 12 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

I want the DVD— we can’t afford movie theater experience— not under Obamanomics.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 5:36:36 AM PDT by StonyBurk (ring)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: kenmcg

Hope they get it on DVD by mid-Sept-October for those unable to get to the movies.

Amen to that. It’ll never get to the smaller rural areas.


29 posted on 08/29/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT by IM2MAD
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 20 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Any idea what website I could go to to find out where it’s playing in New York? Hopefully it’s in Manhattan so I don’t have to buy popcorn (just a huge Sprite) and enjoy watching brains melt down all around me.


30 posted on 08/29/2012 5:45:33 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: who knows what evil?
It was the #2 movie in America on Monday...$1.2 million dollars, only $160,000 behind the #1 flick, ‘Expendables 2’, but in only ONE-THIRD as many theaters. Congratulations to all involved...

I saw The Expendables 2, and being a guy thought it was fantastic. Seeing a bunch of the 80s action stars doing their thing on the screen together was quite a sight to see. Add to that at times, it was pun after pun about whose movie which got plenty of laughs from the audience.

31 posted on 08/29/2012 5:48:42 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 13 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Take along, and pay the way of, anyone that is “so-so” on 0bama.

Don’t bother with those who won’t, for instance, believe anything other than “0bamacare will provide free healthcare on demand for everyone”.


32 posted on 08/29/2012 5:51:53 AM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter knows whom he's working fors)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears
2016themovie.com.
33 posted on 08/29/2012 5:55:59 AM PDT by mollynme (cogito, ergo freepum)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Since it is now playing here on the Island, even though I have no money, I will play Godfather and make “an offer that can’t be refused” to my non political friends.

I will sell a piece of gold and offer them a night out to this movie, on me, including popcorn and soda (we’ll sneak in our “adult beverage”).

They only know information I pass along to them (although, to my surprise, they now start bringing up issues to me!). Seeing this documentary , I believe, will open their eyes and hopefully scare the crap out of them.


34 posted on 08/29/2012 5:56:10 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

http://www.fandango.com/nyc-movietimes?from=/2016obamasamerica_157117/movietimes&mid=157117&friendly=1


35 posted on 08/29/2012 5:58:08 AM PDT by listenhillary (Courts, law enforcement, roads and national defense should be the extent of government)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Anybody remember hearing ANY of Michael Moore’s pictures call “left wing documentarries”


36 posted on 08/29/2012 6:02:09 AM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

When I first looked, it was only playing in the city. Now it’s also here on the Island. My sister and I went to see it on Sunday.

You MUST go.


37 posted on 08/29/2012 6:04:10 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

With all of us doing what “little” we can to help get it out there....a whole lot of us “littles” equals a giant!


38 posted on 08/29/2012 6:06:23 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 25 | View Replies]

To: NoGrayZone

Believe it or not, 2016: Obama’s America was the number 2 movie in box office receipts last night, beating out every big budget Hollywood movie out there, except for the Expendables.

http://boxofficemojo.com/daily/chart/?sortdate=2012-08-27&p=.htm


39 posted on 08/29/2012 6:13:49 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 38 | View Replies]

To: NoGrayZone

I’m certainly thinking about going. My only question to myself is, which day to go.


40 posted on 08/29/2012 6:25:49 AM PDT by wastedyears (The First Law of Heavy Metal: Not all metal is satanic.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 37 | View Replies]

To: StevenFlorida

I heard the Expendables was a great movie as well...one I would actually pay to see.

But first, I must get my non political friends to see 2016 and vote for R&R to kick barrys commie butt out of the white hut and return it to it’s original prestige.


41 posted on 08/29/2012 6:28:02 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 39 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Hubby & I saw it yesterday. The theater was full & it was being shown in 2 of the multiplex spots. The showing before ours was full, too. FYI - Rave Theaters have $5.00 Tuesdays.


42 posted on 08/29/2012 6:28:20 AM PDT by Polyxene (Out of the depths I have cried to Thee, O Lord; Lord, hear my voice.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

Any day is a good day to go, lol. My sister and I thought it was kind of “preaching to the choir”, since we already knew about most of it.

However, we did learn something new.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2924024/posts?page=18#18

roberto unger. Check out the post above.


43 posted on 08/29/2012 6:31:30 AM PDT by NoGrayZone (For evil to triumph it is only necessary for good men to do nothing.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 40 | View Replies]

To: wastedyears

I saw it at Union Square NYC.

Broadway at 13th Street.

http://www.moviefone.com


44 posted on 08/29/2012 6:39:30 AM PDT by LyinLibs (If victims of islam were more "islamophobic," maybe they'd still be alive.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 30 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

Saw it last night Theater was 3/4 full.

Sad part?

No young people...Perhaps 10 under 40.

Encourage younger people in their 20s and 30s to see it.

I am treating my son and two of his friends to the film.

I contacted my daughters and encouraged them tto see it.


45 posted on 08/29/2012 6:45:04 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: LyinLibs

The movie is taking in about 3 times as much per screen than any of the other movies out there, including Expendables.

I won’t be seeing the 2016 Obama movie. . . I know all I need to know . . and I am not on the fence on who I am going to support. Obama gets me so angry, I can’t imagine I could sit there for the entire movie anyway. It will probably be on DVD by October or Netflix, is my guess.


46 posted on 08/29/2012 6:45:11 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 44 | View Replies]

To: Hetty_Fauxvert

I saw it over the weekend and enjoyed it, though there wasn’t a lot of info that hadn’t already been covered here on this web site! :o)

_____________________

Yes, but we are overachievers!


47 posted on 08/29/2012 6:45:47 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 7 | View Replies]

To: Chickensoup

Young people don’t vote. My niece has a new college degree and is working at a Deli counter. Maybe they think this is the “new normal”.

A lot of young people are going to be busy on Election Day . . they won’t vote for Romney, but won’t come out for Obama either.


48 posted on 08/29/2012 6:47:16 AM PDT by StevenFlorida
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 45 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle
"The new theme for the Romney camp is that President Obama is a nice guy, but that he`s a bad President."

Hopefully this will nullify this statement.......


49 posted on 08/29/2012 7:05:51 AM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: F15Eagle

My spouse and I saw 2016 last Friday night. Very well done. Sobering. Disturbing. Needs seen by every voter before election day. It opened my eyes to the insights of the anti-colonialist marxist mindset. We have one chance left to save what’s left of the America we love this coming November. If we fail, then I look for America to collapse from within by 2016 ala USSR in 1989. No more lone world superpower. No more world leader. No more global economic leader. No more global reserve currency. Just another post-pinnacle nation, swirling down the drain of history, just like all the others in the world joined with it, headed down the same path.


50 posted on 08/29/2012 7:18:45 AM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]


Navigation: use the links below to view more comments.
first 1-5051-65 next last

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson