Wednesday, April 17, 2024

Anti-Obama Movie Playing Big to Red States–120 Theaters in Texas!


The anti-Obama documentary “2016: Obama’s America” is playing big big big in “red” states–isn’t it funny that conservative, right wing states are described the same way as “red” Communists? Anyway, “2016” may have finished at number 3 last night.

The distributor is following the pattern of Christian releases like “The Passion of the Christ” with heavy concentration in the Bible belt, the South, and swing states. They’ve put it in 120 theaters in Texas, and dozens and dozens in places like North and South Carolina. They’ve made a point of saturating Charlotte, North Carolina, to embarrass President Obama during the convention.

Maybe all the people who see it don’t realize that Dinesh D’Souza, the guy who made it, went to Africa and paid Obama’s half brother a presidential sum to be used as a pawn in the election. Oh well. “2016” is playing only in two Manhattan theatres, one in Los Angeles, and just a couple each in places where no one will be influenced by its slanted, and underhanded, editorializing.

PS, using much too early numbers and no facts, headlined “2016” yesterday afternoon as the number 1 movie of the night. Later, they reported it at number 3 without every correcting themselves. Every weekend their numbers are wrong compared to the final numbers. It’s like air pollution on the internet.

Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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