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Anti-Obama Film Set to Become Box Office Hit
ABC News ^ | August 30, 2012 | David Wright

Posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:07 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia

It's rare that a low-budget documentary becomes a genuine blockbuster, but conservative firebrand Dinesh D'Souza's controversial new film, "2016: Obama's America," is one of the hottest tickets at the box office right now.

"I'm overwhelmed," D'Souza said. "This is my first venture into film territory."

The film is now showing in more than 1,000 theaters, and that number is expected to double by Friday, which would put the movie's release on par with a major Hollywood blockbuster. Last weekend, "2016" was already earning more money per screen than "The Bourne Legacy" and "The Expendables 2" -- combined. The film has grossed an estimated $10.5 million to date, according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.

--snip--

"To me Michael Moore is a bit like the federal government -- he's big, fat and out of control," he said, laughing. "I'm a little more like the private sector, lean and nimble."

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2016; 2016movie; dineshdsouza; movie; obama2016

1 posted on 08/31/2012 5:32:10 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

If Romney wins and I think he will, he will owe a lot of it to D’Souza.


2 posted on 08/31/2012 5:34:34 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Haven’t had a chance to see it yet, though I’ve heard great things about it. I plan on seeing it this weekend though.


3 posted on 08/31/2012 5:38:06 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
It's rare that a low-budget documentary becomes a genuine blockbuster

Unless, of course, the low-budget documentary tells truths that no one in the Lib media or entertainment industry would ever tell. This shows that there is an audience for the truth about Obama.

4 posted on 08/31/2012 5:40:53 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I just saved 2016 for my Netflix queue. Maybe if a lot of people do that they will be more likely to rush it into streaming mode when it becomes available.


5 posted on 08/31/2012 5:41:14 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

The written article left out the reporter’s final line in the video report where he rephrases “lean and nimble” to “lean & mean” - typical ABC.


6 posted on 08/31/2012 5:48:01 AM PDT by skeeter
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To: Homer_J_Simpson

Go see it. It is worth it. Then buy it when it comes out and show it to friends!


7 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:03 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: jsanders2001

Below is the media event that helped Lincoln win his second term. This poem in broadsheet form was all over the place and when my brother was at the Naval Academy in the 60s it was one of the things he had to memorize.

Sheridan’s Ride

by Thomas Buchanan Read

Up from the South, at break of day,
Bringing to Winchester fresh dismay,
The affrighted air with a shudder bore,
Like a herald in haste to the chieftain’s door,
The terrible grumble, and rumble, and roar,
Telling the battle was on once more,
And Sheridan twenty miles away.

And wider still those billows of war
Thundered along the horizon’s bar;
And louder yet into Winchester rolled
The roar of that red sea uncontrolled,
Making the blood of the listener cold,
As he thought of the stake in that fiery fray,
With Sheridan twenty miles away.

But there is a road from Winchester town,
A good, broad highway leading down:
And there, through the flush of the morning light,
A steed as black as the steeds of night
Was seen to pass, as with eagle flight;
As if he knew the terrible need,
He stretched away with his utmost speed.
Hills rose and fell, but his heart was gay,
With Sheridan fifteen miles away.

Still sprang from those swift hoofs, thundering south,
The dust like smoke from the cannon’s mouth,
Or the trail of a comet, sweeping faster and faster,
Foreboding to traitors the doom of disaster.
The heart of the steed and the heart of the master
Were beating like prisoners assaulting their walls,
Impatient to be where the battle-field calls;
Every nerve of the charger was strained to full play,
With Sheridan only ten miles away.

Under his spurning feet, the road
Like an arrowy Alpine river flowed,
And the landscape sped away behind
Like an ocean flying before the wind;
And the steed, like a barque fed with furnace ire,
Swept on, with his wild eye full of fire;
But, lo! he is nearing his heart’s desire;
He is snuffing the smoke of the roaring fray,
With Sheridan only five miles away.

The first that the general saw were the groups
Of stragglers, and then the retreating troops;
What was to be done? what to do?—a glance told him both.
Then striking his spurs with a terrible oath,
He dashed down the line, ‘mid a storm of huzzas,
And the wave of retreat checked its course there, because
The sight of the master compelled it to pause.
With foam and with dust the black charger was gray;
By the flash of his eye, and his red nostril’s play,
He seemed to the whole great army to say:
“I have brought you Sheridan all the way
From Winchester down to save the day.”

Hurrah! hurrah for Sheridan!
Hurrah! hurrah for horse and man!
And when their statues are placed on high
Under the dome of the Union sky,
The American soldier’s Temple of Fame,
There, with the glorious general’s name,
Be it said, in letters both bold and bright:
“Here is the steed that saved the day
By carrying Sheridan into the fight,
From Winchester—twenty miles away!”


8 posted on 08/31/2012 5:49:24 AM PDT by Mercat (Necessity is the argument of tyrants. John Milton)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I want to see that movie so much! Throwing Mr S hints but so far - no response.


9 posted on 08/31/2012 5:50:20 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: sneakers

We saw it last weekend. I would highly recommend it.

I think it’s playing in a theater in Greensburg.


10 posted on 08/31/2012 5:51:22 AM PDT by rightwingintelligentsia (Be careful of believing something just because you want it to be true.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

After four years of failure, arrogance and lies, MANY people are finally starting to wonder how this charlatan got into office and who he really is. Their curiousity will turn into disgust and fear once they find out.

Thanks for posting this info. We have friends who just saw 2016 and said everyone in the theater applauded at the end.


11 posted on 08/31/2012 5:55:06 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I haven’t seen anyone point out that this would all have been impossible just a few years ago, when films were still on film. The cost of 2,000 prints would be in the tens of millions. Sending this film out to theaters digitally costs pennies.


12 posted on 08/31/2012 5:58:28 AM PDT by Arthur McGowan (In Edward Kennedy's America, federal funding of brothels is a right, not a privilege.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Last weekend, “2016” was already earning more money per screen than “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Expendables 2” — combined.

I absolutely hate when they do this. They are comparing a movie that was in it’s first week to movies that have been out for awhile. 2016 is a movie that is targeted for a certain segment of the population and has made 10 million. Magic Mike was targeted for a small segment of America (woman) and made 113 million with just a 7 million dollar budget. I think they are being lose with the term hit.


13 posted on 08/31/2012 5:58:28 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: Chickensoup

I was going to reply that you can’t see it in my area. Then I checked the theater listing on the 2016 website and, lo and behold, it is playing in Santa Cruz. Money talks, I guess. I just might venture into hippieville and give it a viewing.


14 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:12 AM PDT by Homer_J_Simpson ("Every nation has the government that it deserves." - Joseph de Maistre (1753-1821))
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We saw it last weekend. I would highly recommend it.


Our friends said the same thing and we’re definitely going to see it.

The American people were duped by this charlatan and his allies in the media. Maybe this movie will finally wake them up.


15 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:23 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

It is a good movie. I saw it Saturday the 25th. If you want to make it a hit than people need to get their friends to go and make it an event. Churches need to have Church night. For it to really do well, it needs to make over 100 million. It can be done but it takes a lot of work.


16 posted on 08/31/2012 5:59:51 AM PDT by napscoordinator (Paul Ryan/Rick Santorum 2012....That would be the best scenario ever.)
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To: ThunderSleeps

I saw it at yesterday’s first viewing and smiled when I entered the theater to a sea of older well dressed white folk. It wasn’t a packed house but a nice sized crowd.

Eh, the movie was ok but I knew everything he touched on thanks to FR. It could have brought out more of hussein’s lies but he didn’t go that direction. Also, it’s over Joe Average voter’s head with the Anti-Colonialism and historical events and people. Mainly, it’s preaching to the choir.

What’s interesting about this election are the avenues being used to express people’s frustration and anger with the usurper - so many books, billboards and this movie.


17 posted on 08/31/2012 6:00:11 AM PDT by bgill
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To: sneakers

My parents also live in your hometown...they went to Delmont to see it earlier this week.


18 posted on 08/31/2012 6:01:23 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

“Some people say”, “stalking”, “screed”.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!

Eat your HEARTS out Leftist Media!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Its a GREAT film and shows the REAL Obama!!!!!!!!!!!


19 posted on 08/31/2012 6:01:42 AM PDT by ZULU (See: http://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=D9vQt6IXXaM&hd)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

YES! We have liftoff!


20 posted on 08/31/2012 6:10:18 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: bgill
Thanks for the mini-review. I still plan on seeing it, if for no other reason than to show with a few $ my support for getting the truth out, for helping to make 2016 a big enough success the MSM cannot ignore it.

You're right about the books etc. too. I bought Mike Gallagher's "50 Things Liberals Love to Hate" and I've been reading through it in my spare time. As you say, nothing particularly new in there for anyone that reads FR and/or listens to his radio show. It is an interesting organization - holding up 50 specific examples with text that follows-up on the more general reason liberals hate X, Y, or Z. He is a good writer and it is entertaining as well as being informative.

I had never bought a "political" book before (had several given to me by family members). Heck, I had never bothered to watch coverage of a national political convention before last night either. But this election is so important for the course of our Country I feel I have to get better informed and more involved.

21 posted on 08/31/2012 6:14:41 AM PDT by ThunderSleeps (Stop obama now! Stop the hussein - insane agenda!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Well I guess the MSM will now have to stop pretending they never heard of this film?


22 posted on 08/31/2012 6:25:29 AM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: ThunderSleeps
Haven’t had a chance to see it yet, though I’ve heard great things about it. I plan on seeing it this weekend though.

In my theater EVERY seat was taken except for the very front row where the super size screen just overwhelms you. The show was followed by a standing "O".

23 posted on 08/31/2012 6:46:50 AM PDT by Don Corleone ("Oil the gun..eat the cannoli. Take it to the Mattress.")
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To: Bloody Sam Roberts

playing in Providence....go see?


24 posted on 08/31/2012 7:00:45 AM PDT by Mrs. B.S. Roberts
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To: jsanders2001
Dinesh if not already, just became a very rich man. I suspect the movie will have ran it's course on the big screen by the end of Sept. I know it won't happen due to cutting into DVD sales / Rat pressure but if 2016 was streaming on Netflix by the end of Oct. it would be devastating to Bambi.
25 posted on 08/31/2012 7:07:09 AM PDT by DAC21
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To: ThunderSleeps

Strongly encourage that you go and take everyone you can. The “Anti-Colonialism” clearly explains Obama’s mindset as well as the the selection and actions of such appointees as Van Jones. What is more telling and eye opening are the comments concerning the Middle East and our own “self-destructive” attitude as a nuclear power. Four more years of Obama, especially if he gets a supportive Congress, and the US is lost as an economic and nuclear powerhouse. Consider this, then look at the rest of the world and ask if this will create a better world.


26 posted on 08/31/2012 7:10:08 AM PDT by Boomer One
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To: ThunderSleeps

God bless you, “Thunder now awake”! :)!


27 posted on 08/31/2012 8:06:28 AM PDT by milagro (There is no peace in appeasement.)
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To: bgill

It would be great for a condensed version that spells things out a bit more to be released in selected television buys or in DVD format


28 posted on 08/31/2012 8:27:15 AM PDT by Chickensoup (STOP The Great O-ppression)
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To: bgill
the movie was ok but I knew everything he touched on thanks to FR


The thing is... one thing I have learned here on FR (against the populace), is that 90% of the people don't even know 25% of the stuff we learn here.. so, I think it is a GOOD thing. I am still waiting on a way that I will be able to have access to it.. I am sure they won't be showing it in theaters here :(

From what I've read, this may be able to turn the tables BIG time, I hope so anyway... MANY Americans need the crap slapped out of them to get out of the stupor they are in so that they can see reality.

Take care, my FRiend :^)
29 posted on 08/31/2012 9:22:28 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Bikkuri
I am sure they won't be showing it in theaters here

I hadn't paid much attention to the talk about it because who knew it'd ever show in my little podunkville. Color me greatly suprised that it did so it may come to a theater near you, too.

30 posted on 08/31/2012 9:33:05 AM PDT by bgill
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To: bgill

In Japan? Highly doubt it.. 99% of people here don’t even understand their OWN politics.. they vote for the best looking poster (and loudest sponsoring van that drives by 30 times every hour for 5 months X( )

If nothing else.. I will see if I can find a REAL download on torrent sites.. :p


31 posted on 08/31/2012 9:37:12 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Choose, a communist, socialist, or Patriot)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Oh yes! We’ve been to the movies there several times!


32 posted on 08/31/2012 11:43:08 AM PDT by sneakers (Go Sheriff Joe!)
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To: Bikkuri

Freepers need to go to IMDB and rate the movie. It is a 5.0 out of 10 right now and I am sure many votes and comments are from dems who have not seen the movie.


33 posted on 08/31/2012 5:35:28 PM PDT by djwright (2012 The White House Gets Another Coat Of Shellac)
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To: djwright

I don’t think that if ALL FReepers went there to try to correct the score it would help.. That place is a cesspool of libs/socialists :/

I hate reading the comments on movies there because it is so full of hate and anger :p


34 posted on 09/01/2012 7:25:15 AM PDT by Bikkuri (Hope for Conservative push in the next 2-4 years..........)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I just came back from a screening. It’s a fascinating look at Obama’s early family life, college career, and how the associations that he developed during those periods shape his policy decisions. The most startling things about Obama come from the man’s own mouth.

The birth certificate issue, his “Muslim Faith,” and his days with the “Choom Gang” aren’t even hinted at. (I think the famous photo of Barack in the straw fedora and smoking what looks like a joint is only seen once or twice for a couple of seconds.) The movie just deals with the bare facts of his life and time as President. It’s very even-handed but it certainly strips away the polish and veneer that Obama and his allies in the media have layered over him.

Michael Moore can only _dream_ of being this fair to his subjects. And if Romney wins by a point or two, he should certainly thank d’Souza for an honest assessment of his opponent.

If you haven’t, GO SEE IT!


35 posted on 09/12/2012 10:37:38 PM PDT by BradyLS (DO NOT FEED THE BEARS!)
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