Monday, September 3, 2012

Conservative and Church Groups Attend Anti-Obama Documentary

Movie audiences find anti-Obama doc '2016'. (Yahoo News, 8/31/2012)

Excerpt:   Joseph and the film's co-director, John Sullivan, launched a stealthy campaign for the film that attracted the attention and support of right-wing superstars like Rush Limbaugh and Glenn Beck. Buzz for the movie simmered over the summer, bubbling up last weekend before the Republican convention kicked off Tuesday.

Timing, such as expanding the movie to 1,091 locations on what Box Office Mojo refers to as an
......easily the lowest-grossing weekend of 2012 so far.

The numbers for Obama's America 2016 since the film went into wide release, as reported by Box Office Mojo.

'2016: Obama's America' Director Dinesh D'Souza Says Film 'Will Do Better If Obama Wins'. (Huffington Post, 8/30/2012)

Excerpt: Keith Simanton, managing editor of the online movie database IMDB, said that the movie's success was largely an effect of canny marketing and good timing. "It's had a groundswell around it. The platform release worked well -- and being in the middle of the Republican convention helps. They timed it well; if they'd pumped this out in July, we wouldn't be having this conversation, " he told The Huffington Post. 

Critics said the movie's box-office prowess [???] has been artificially inflated by large conservative and church groups. D'Souza acknowledged such groups have been a factor, but denied that he or Rocky Mountain, the movie's distributor, have played any part in mobilizing them.

Prowess?  Hardly.

In its 53 days of release, Obama's America 2016 has grossed $20,185,000.  111 movies have performed better in the past year.  Nothing shocking here.

Sidebar:  Average 2nd quarter 2012 ticket price is $8.12, which means that less than 2,500,000 people in the U.S. have seen Obama's America 2016.-- compared to 4,782,000 for The Odd Life of Timothy Green, 9,200,000 for The Campaign, and 53,355,000 for The Dark Knight Rises.

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