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Anti-Obama documentary has strong opening

The Hollywood Reporter

Dinesh D'Souza and John Sullivan's conservative documentary "2016: Obama's America" expanded nationwide Friday to pleasing results, grossing $2.2 million to place No. 4 overall behind a trio of holdovers.

The anti-Barack Obama film is now the top-grossing documentary of the year (excluding nature docs), besting the $3.5 million earned by "Bully."

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"Obama's America" came in ahead of three other new films opening at the domestic office: "Premium Rush," which earned $2 million to come in only No. 8 for the day; offbeat indie comedy "Hit & Run," which placed No. 10 with $1.4 million; and Dark Castle's supernatural thriller "The Apparition," which grossed $1.2 million to rank 12th.

It's not clear where "Obama's America," distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures, will end up for the weekend, though most box-office observers believe it will gross in the $6 million range. On Friday, the documentary upped its theater count from 169 to 1,090, just as Republicans began heading to Tampa, Fla., where the Republican National Convention begins Monday.

"Obama's America" did well in a number of the large cities where it opened Friday, including Denver, Phoenix and San Diego. Smaller markets also turned in stellar numbers, including Baton Rouge, La., Wichita, Kan., Grand Junction, Colo., and Albany, NY.

1193Comments
Aug 25, 2012 6:59PM
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I don't care what party you normally follow.  If you can't see this guy is trying to destroy America, you're crazy.  Everyone should do just as Obama said before he was elected, "If I don't turn the economy around I don't deserve a second term". 
Aug 25, 2012 7:14PM
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OBAMA wants Congress to ban all such movies during an election year ... never heard that argument in 2000 2004 or 2008 when Mickie Moore was telling his lies. Truth hurts ...

Aug 25, 2012 7:16PM
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If Obama is worthy of another 4 years, he should run on his accomplishments instead of attacking Romney. Oh wait, he doesnt have any.
Aug 25, 2012 7:09PM
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If the MORMON has something amiss in his 1040 ... the IRS will let him know ... But has the Secretary of the US Treasury paid his taxes and penalties completely.
Aug 25, 2012 6:51PM
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REMEMBER AMERICA:

 

On November 6th - If you want AMERICA to be great again. Vote for the MORMON not the MORON.

 

PS: Do not forget to take your valid photo ID to the polls as many states require this before you will be able to cast your vote. Lliberals,Socialists and Democrats will only get to vote once for the first time in American history. All you that are ex-convicts, illegal aliens and / or are dead can stay home.

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