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‘2016: Obama’s America’ sets box office record for documentaries

‘2016: Obama’s America’ sets box office record for documentaries

August 27, 2012  10:35 am

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The anti-Obama documentary film “2016: Obama’s America” by writer Dinesha D’Souza and famed movie-maker John Sullivan has grossed $6.3 million at the weekend box office for the weekend of August 24 through August 26. This puts the movie’s domestic cumulative intake at $9.2 million which makes it the top gross of the year for documentaries released in 2012.

 

Additionally, D’Souza’s documentary,distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures, about Obama’s life and presidency has now surpassed the top conservative documentary of all time - “Intelligence Allowed” - which earned $7.7 million total during its release.

 

This past week, movie-goers criticized the media for allegedly withholding information about where and when the documentary was being shown. Yet, persons obviously sought the locations out by alternate means and viewed the movie.

 

The documentary opened with limited expectations at just a few theaters in July, but has spread to the 1,000 theaters which are now featuring the film. With this weekend’s take, the movie has surpassed the former documentary champ of 2012 – a documentary entitled “Bully” which brought in $3.5 million. By industry standards, that is a huge intake for a documentary.

 

The “2016: Obama’s America” documentary is apparently taking away viewings of Hollywood entertainment films during the campaign season as it was reportedly a dismal weekend for other movies. In fact, the movie at the top of the box office chart was “The Expendables” which only grossed $13.5 million in its second weekend – a low total for a box office leader on any weekend.

 

Three new releases had a disappointing opening weekend, monetarily, as well.

The documentary opened with limited expectations at just a few theaters in July, but has spread to the 1,000 theaters which are now featuring the film. With this weekend’s take, the movie has surpassed the former documentary champ of 2012 – a documentary entitled “Bully” which brought in $3.5 million. By industry standards, that is a huge intake for a documentary.

 

The “2016: Obama’s America” documentary is apparently taking away viewings of Hollywood entertainment films during the campaign season as it was reportedly a dismal weekend for other movies. In fact, the movie at the top of the box office chart was “The Expendables” which only grossed $13.5 million in its second weekend – a low total for a box office leader on any weekend.

 

Three new releases had a disappointing opening weekend, monetarily, as well. (examiner.com)

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