Skip to comments.'2016: Obama's America' a box office hit
Posted on 09/01/2012 12:48:26 PM PDT by thecodont
When the documentary "2016: Obama's America" was released at fewer than 200 theaters earlier this month, Democrats, liberals and other Obama supporters speedily dismissed it as a right-wing polemic, destined to quickly disappear into the nether land of late-night cable and GOP fundraisers.
But the movie, pushed nonstop by conservative talk show hosts Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham and others, took off. When it expanded nationwide to 1,091 screens last weekend, it earned $6.5 million, the seventh-highest weekend gross in the nation.
Finding a documentary among the top 10 box office moneymakers in any week "is very, very rare," said Paul Dergarabedian, box office analyst for Hollywood.com. "And it seems to be a grassroots effort. It's not like I'm driving by any huge billboards here in Los Angeles."
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The Chick-fil-A of movies.
"I feel all that we've done is awaken a sleeping giant and filled him with a terrible resolve."
...suck on this mr president “empty chair”
Saw it last weekend, wow what an eye opener when it’s all put together.
At the end of the film, the audience I was in (myself included)broke out into spontaneous applause.
Anyboody whq hasn’t see this needs to go. It is a little frightning.
I went last night in Osage Beach, MO and it was packed! We brought a couple that voted for Obama last time. She said the film scared her. I liked the movie alot. He was more than fair to Pres. Obama.
average $691 per theater on Thursday.
Opened in additional theaters Friday.
I noticed something strange on IMDB during the time before and after this movie was released.
Before it was released, “2016,” was on the main page under the, “Opening This Week,” section to the right. It was also in the, “Coming soon,” section.
After it was released, it vanished.
Usually titles of movies released will stay in one of those areas for a day or two.
Not, “2016,” though.
One can still do a search for it, but that’s about it.
More and more this election becomes “just get rid of Obama” and not a celebration of candidates. I think the average person who rarely follows politics is getting involved..and does not like what he or she sees..
I just went to Boxoffice mojo to see where it raked and they did not have it listed. On Thursday it was ranked #3 but as of Friday it is not listed. Is the film still showing?
I remember seeing the movie “W” (2008) in a very very deep blue college town. The audience jeered — I guess they thought the movie was supposed to help them reinforce their decision going in to the polling place — but I felt it was really a more sympathetic movie than I’d anticipated.
That's like when the media says "but we don't know any pro-lifers so why should we cover them?"
The media loves to pretend it doesn't see what it doesn't see. The target audience is Middle America, not L.A. or NY. Let those continue to be ignorant so long as the folks in Virginia, Colorado, Ohio, Florida, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin, Iowa and Missouri are watching.
More and more this election becomes just get rid of Obama and not a celebration of candidates. I think the average person who rarely follows politics is getting involved..and does not like what he or she sees..
Yes. And I hope the average person later thinks about which party and which portions of the MSN (hint: not Fox) pushed this “man” upon the nation.
In other news: My liberal brother is voting for Romney/Ryan! Holy marshmallow! You've got to understand - Obama WAS god to him. WAS. Now he says he has no faith in him.
I'm hoping there are many like him.
Still there in the Weekly/Weekend tab
MIL MA born and bred and still lives there, voted Dem all her life until Brown and now she said she will not vote for obama at all this time around.
Don’t panic...it ‘disappears’ from the rankings until the updated figures are released...smaller studios like Rocky Mountain take longer to release their figures than larger studios. As a result; they ‘disappear’ for a bit. It will be listed again when estimated/actual figures roll in...
I am going again tomorrow. I went last Saturday but after talking to some FREEPERS this week, I lost some of the things I was supposed to get. I sometimes have to reread a paragraph or two again because I missed stuff. Not only will this add to the overall box office take but I believe I missed some very important information in the film.
My mother has a friend who was a big Obama fan. A senior with some money in the bank who was sure the sun rose and set on his highness, if not him being personally responsible for the occurrence himself.
She goes and visits once a year or so. The last trip, all the adoration was gone. She will not vote for Romney, but she despises what Obama’s policies did to her bank account/retirement. She’s staying home.
So don’t let anyone tell you seniors are a lock for Obama.
Just came from seeing it. Theatre pretty full for a 2:00 showing,mostly over 50. Movie was very good, wished it had hit harder or drew attention to more of his policies that have diminished America, bowing to other leaders, etc, some of his own quotes, although I got sick of looking at him.
“W” the George Bush movie made 25 million. I would like to beat that at least.
I saw it yesterday and left depressed. It was depressing thinking this country might have to endure another 4-years of this cretin. I do recommend the movie though; I think everyone should see it.
That is interesting. I saw it yesterday and at the end there was complete silence. I believe it was because everyone there was as depressed at the thought that this jackass might get reelected as I was. There was absolute silence as everyone exited.
Have you heard of the new Anti-Obama documentary coming out next week: “The Hope and the Change”. Hannity had a one hour special on this with the writers and producers. IT IS DYNAMITE? They are negotiating for TV time for a showing as well as in the theaters.
Like stating emphatically that Obama was born in Hawaii. How does he know?
Exactly...and with the holiday weekend; don’t be surprised if FINAL figures don’t turn up until late next Tuesday. The movie is out there in over 1700 theaters (just check the ‘2016’ website), and it is doing just fine.
It is a very powerful film.
She will not vote for Romney, but she despises what Obamas policies did to her bank account/retirement.
Good. I wish everyone who voted for Obama would lose everything they have. Obama ruined her bank account but she won’t vote for Romney. She is probably one of those old: “I was born a Democrat and I’ll die a Democrat” people. Being old is one thing but why do people have to be so effin’ stupid.
"Also, the red-hot documentary 2016: Obama's America expands to 1,900 more screens. Let's see what else is hitting screens this weekend..."
Just go to www.2012themovie.com and click on Theaters. Up comes a listing, just enter your state to see if it is playing in a local theater. More theaters are added every Friday. We went to a matinee on Tuesday, mostly senior citizens. Everyone clapped at the end, one woman stood up and yelled out “Now all you folks go out there and tell people about this movie”. It was a real happening! And a great movie. Absolutely fascinating. And scary.
Prior to the film, I viewed Obama as a socialist and probably not constitutionally qualified for the position. Now, I realize it’s probably more deep-rooted and serious than that.
Dennis Prager had the Producer and the Director of 2016 on his progam on Wednesday, I think. They said the amazing thing is that this film is doing very well in NYC and Los Angeles! That they were very surprised.
If people either vote for Romney or stay home because they want to just get rid of Obama, that works for me.
Combine this movie, the numberous books and the billboards slapping him down and we're looking at an upset country.
The movie has been showing a week in my little podunkville which has suprised me. We saw it midweek and at the early afternoon showing but the audience was about what you'd expect from an evening showing for a moderately popular movie. IMO, it was just ok and I'm afraid much of it will go over many Joe Average voters' heads. But, as long as they understand this usurper doesn't have the good of the country at heart then that's all that matters.
I asked him if he knew that the HLR implemented "Affirmative Action" policies in selecting editors for the HLR beginning in 1982. (Google Erwin N. Griswold "The Harvard Law Review: Glimpses of its History from an Aficionado, published in 1987) Wikipedia says that the process for selecting editors is as follows: 14 are selected based on a combination of their first year scores and a writing competition. Another 20 are selected on the basis of the writing competition and the remaining editors are selected on a DISCRETIONARY BASIS. Of the 80 editors in Obama's year, 46 were selected on that discretionary basis. Obama was elected President - not selected based on merit, published works, etc. - from a group of 19 of those 80. His first popularity contest win.
I asked my friend which group he thought Obama was in, the 14, the next 20 or the group of 46? His response, "fascinating". Who knows, perhaps he will look into it a little more. It is up to us to do the work that the Liberal Media won't.
Which also explains why he was given the so called Nobel Peace Prize based upon the left’s PREDICTIONS of what he was going to do. That’s a weird way to do things but it works for the left, I guess.
The only two people I know personally who voted for Hussein have now had serious buyer’s remorse.
In San Francisco you can parade down the street naked with piercings in every body part, but it's not safe to out yourself as a conservative.
I was telling my wife my idea to end all wars and end world hunger. Where do I pick up my prize?
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And take along someone who is "on the fence."
Try this next time:
I talked Mrs. Chandler into going to see 2016 yesterday. On the way there we stopped at the bank and I went inside to cash a check. When I got back to the car, Mrs. Chandler talked me into going to Wally World instead of the movie. We ended up buying a new television.
That was one expensive movie.
I live up here near the Peoples Republic of Seattle. My mother (also a freeper) saw it Wednesday at a matinee, and she loved it, but noted there were only 12 in the theatre. I saw it Thursday at a 4:40 showing and there were only 13 of us in our theatre. Mrs Rainman made the comment that it was a great movie, but how is it going to impact people if everyone who saw was not going to vote for Obama anyway.
Very good movie for a documentary. Mrs Rainman and I had a real interesting conversation about Colonialism after we saw it, and what I pointed out to her is that now she can talk more intelligently to people about Obama’s agenda when it comes up ... thereby affecting people that did not see it ... and also we can now better predict what Obama can do in a particular situation now that we have a new theory on his ideology.
Ha! You sound like some of those Republicans that we send to D.C. They have all these good intentions, walk into the Capitol and come out having been talked into something entirely different!
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