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Anti-Obama Documentary Breaks Box Office Records: VIDEO


Deadline's Nikki Finke reports on the weekend box office:

"The shocker among all the films was Rocky Mountain Pictures’ political documentary 2016 Obama’s America which opened July 13th in very limited release and expanded into theaters across America this weekend. It wound up in 4th place Friday and 8th place for the weekend. That’s  stunning because it was playing in 2/3 fewer theaters across North American than the other wider release films. Due to its hot pre-sales, the pic proved frontloaded which explains why its ranking started out #1 and then fell steeply by end of Sunday. But the doc’s new cume of $9.0M makes it the #1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary, besting Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed’s $7.7M."

The film's trailer, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. LOL, what a joke. It's just porn for fringe right conservatives. I don't think any idependents are going to see this and be convinced because of this conspiracy theory ridden film with a doom and gloom soundtrack. I mean, people can't be that stupid.

    Posted by: Jack | Aug 27, 2012 9:37:39 AM

  2. Jack, I wish I agreed that people can't be that stupid. Sadly, every day presents a new example that they can.

    Posted by: Paul R | Aug 27, 2012 9:40:31 AM

  3. It is important that we spread the word about what Mormons believe. Not only so people will vote for Obama, but also because I can tell you personally if catholics and evangelicals knew what Mormons believed, Romney will lose a lot of support. Help spread the word

    Posted by: Phaerisee | Aug 27, 2012 9:40:32 AM

  4. The real joke is Obama and if you vote for him.
    This film accurately portrays him, even narrating from his own so called book "Dreams from my Father"
    Obama is a liar and a failure. Look at the deficit. Look at the state of the economy
    He is destroying America with his policies
    I suggest you go see the film with an open mind and be educated and become informed.
    Democrats are moronic, lying, corrupt and spend money they don't have!!
    It's time for some responsibility!!!

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 27, 2012 9:48:24 AM

  5. Speaking of responsibility, I'm all out of Plan-B and I was taking multiple penises last night at a family gathering. I tried to make sure everyone finished inside my butt instead, but I can't be sure there wasn't some leak-over into my vajeene. And since I, as a Republican, don't support abortions even in cases of incest, I need to find an alternative. Anyone know any non-abortion alternatives to keep me from getting preggers? I got pretty loaded yesterday. While watching this documentary, of course. It really turned me on.

    Posted by: Liz | Aug 27, 2012 9:53:39 AM

  6. Nikki Finke? Seriously?

    "#1 all-time biggest-grossing conservative political documentary"

    What a statistic! Last night I cooked the #1 all-time best-tasting chili-lime-butter roasted chicken that's ever been cooked in my kitchen!

    @Liz, so far by my reckoning Obama's biggest failures were pandering to 1) commercial insurance companies by taking out the public option from the ACA and 2) pandering to Wall Street with TARP. The deficit is not Obama's doing, it was his predecessor -- you can't undo 8 years of financial catastrophe in less than 4. What he has done is inject money into the economy to keep businesses afloat, make sure that people don't lose everything in case they develop a catastrophic injury or illness, and lay the groundwork for economic recovery. Had he not been blocked at every turn by an intransigent Congress who are more interested in gaining power than governing, we'd be even further down the road to stability.

    As for the insurance companies and Wall Street, they should have been thrown into prison. Better still: bring back the guillotine.

    Posted by: NaughtyLola | Aug 27, 2012 9:54:56 AM

  7. As with book releases the numbers are often fixed by presales to conservative groups who then give away copies. It would be interesting to know how much of this films opening was actually paid for by superpacs for the publicity as opposed to individuals who laid out $10 for the propaganda.

    Posted by: terry | Aug 27, 2012 9:55:41 AM

  8. You know, for a group that claims to oppose Communists, the right wing sure likes using their tactics... agitprop anyone?

    Posted by: Oz in OK | Aug 27, 2012 9:56:15 AM

  9. @LIZ thanks for trolling, its awesome to hear from you. Sorry to hear about your misadventure at your family gathering, though.

    Posted by: Jerry | Aug 27, 2012 9:58:20 AM

  10. @NaughtyLola and @Terry: Thanks for your thoughtful comments. Nice to know there are other people out there willing to post well informed correctives to the usual gibberish and sound bites :)

    Posted by: Stefan | Aug 27, 2012 10:06:20 AM

  11. @Liz President Obama had to stop the hemorrhaging caused by bush, with a hostile congress to contend with.
    Give him a supportive congress and his second term will improve a lot for the USA and probably the world.

    Romney / Ryan or any other money loving conservative is not the answer to any situation

    Posted by: Blake | Aug 27, 2012 10:07:10 AM

  12. As an independent, I can't believe people follow so blindly their party line. Separate yourself from emotion. Get the facts. Our deficit is very dangerous, if the US economy topples, as it will with current trends, the global economy collapses. The world WILL be a different place. I am voting not on emotion, party line, or someone who makes me feel good in his speeches but for those willing to acknowledge this and change their ways.

    Posted by: andy | Aug 27, 2012 10:07:16 AM

  13. Wait.... I thought the dream of downsizing America was a Republican dream.

    And Dinesh D'Souza? Why do they pay attention to what he says? He was born in Mumbai! He can't be President, unlike Obama.

    Posted by: KevinVT | Aug 27, 2012 10:17:23 AM

  14. Andy and Liz,
    With regard to spending money you don't have, Republicans are talking about cutting taxes without any major cuts (without cutting Medicare, Social Security, or Defense, it is impossible to balance the budget) and relying on the myth that tax cuts are free or even revenue-generating at these marginal tax rates. Democrats may be tax and spend but that makes more than than spend but don't tax.

    Posted by: Alex | Aug 27, 2012 10:17:39 AM

  15. My mother-in-law say this on Saturday. She loved it! I need to voe twice for the O-man now.

    Posted by: M. Scott Hernandez | Aug 27, 2012 10:22:46 AM

  16. Pre-sales = Koch brothers buying tickets. I want actual attendence numbers.

    Posted by: Bill | Aug 27, 2012 10:34:28 AM

  17. Can we guess as to where in the US this film was most popular?

    Posted by: Jack M | Aug 27, 2012 10:44:27 AM

  18. When Bush/Cheney were re-elected I said it would take ten years to recover. The problems today are the remnant of the financial collapse the Republicans brought us when they had control of the White House and Congress.

    Obama's financial people have stopped the collapse and started the recovery. The last thing we need now is to go back to the ridiculous self-serving strategies of the I-hate-taxes-Republicans.

    And, as to 2016, that could well be Hillary's time.

    Posted by: i could go on, but I won't | Aug 27, 2012 10:45:57 AM

  19. Democrats may not be perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but the republicans in their current form will never improve anything ever, other than for the top 0.01%.

    Posted by: Blake | Aug 27, 2012 10:53:13 AM

  20. Go to and order the book "When Salt Lake City Calls" Tell your friends too

    Posted by: saunamies | Aug 27, 2012 11:08:26 AM

  21. wow reading ome of the comments i realized what a bunch of for the "documentary" what a BS...everything about it is misleading because they know is trash.

    Posted by: Bosie | Aug 27, 2012 11:19:00 AM

  22. In its debut week, and after selling pre-sold tickets to the FOX news set, it's number 8 on Rotten Tomatoes. I think Chick Fil-A sold more sandwiches on its "appreciation day".

    Posted by: Mikemike | Aug 27, 2012 11:21:37 AM

  23. Yes, Liz, let's ignore completely that the stock market crash and this recession are DIRECT result of George W Bush's and the GOP's fiscal policies and deregulation of the banking industry. Let's blame the guy who ended up holding the $#!T sandwich instead of the people who MADE it to begin with, and pretend that electing Willard Romney isn't just begging for more of the same! What? Obama didn't fix in FOUR years the mess that took EIGHT years or longer to engineer? What a surprise.

    One thing that no one seems to be addressing is the Computer Revolution, which is having an effect that FAR outstrips the Industrial Revolution in its far-reaching effects. Many things that used to be OBJECTS that had to be manufactured, distributed, and sold in stores are now files transmitted instantly. Those jobs are gone and they're not coming back. People do much of their shopping online instead of in brick and mortar stores so those stores are closing, creating more unemployment and there's no "stimulus" that's going to fix that. That isn't the Democrat's OR the Republican's fault, it's just the new reality to which we haven't adapted.

    Posted by: Caliban | Aug 27, 2012 11:28:54 AM

  24. @Andy & @Liz - Wall Street / Corporate America currently enjoying record profits not seen in over 60 years. So much for Obama "ruining the economy". Oh, that fact not doing much for the average Joe? Proof then that "trickle down" DOES NOT WORK!
    If you knew anything about capitalism, you'd know that a) like communism, capitalism is an ideal - it doesn't and can't exist in its pure form and b) altruism is a major part of the capitalist model - but thanks to the extreme greed of today's GOP party, that crucial element has been tossed out the window.

    Posted by: Tre | Aug 27, 2012 11:30:31 AM

  25. So where did this film open; in the "choir's" own back yard? I don't think it would do that well in correct and sensible thinking areas of the country.

    Posted by: woodroad34 | Aug 27, 2012 11:33:01 AM

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