Home Movies “2016” Anti-Obama Movie Is Number 8, Not Number 1 for the Weekend

“2016: Obama’s America,” a slanted, unbelievably inaccurate account of anything in the real world, was number 8 at the box office this weekend. Deadline Hollywood got all excited on Friday that it would be number 1, which was crazy. And a lot of people may have thought it was a positive movie about President Obama going in, considering the ambiguous title. Nevertheless, “2016” has now banked $9 million. As I wrote yesterday, it’s playing heavily in red states, in swing states, and in Texas (120 theaters) and in Charlotte, North Carolina to try and cause trouble during the Democratic convention. It’s the “Reefer Madness” of 2012. Ironically, “2016” didn’t do nearly was well as another fiction film, “The Campaign,” a comedy about elections. That says something right there.

PS Two good movies to check out during Labor Day break: “The Imposter” and “Searching for Sugar Man.” Also, there’s still no box office report for “Goats.”

Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. He wrote the Intelligencer column for NY Magazine in the mid 90s, reporting on the OJ Simpson trial, as well as for the real Parade magazine (when it was owned by Conde Nast), and has written for the New York Observer, Details, Vogue, Spin, the New York Times, NY Post, Washington Post, and NY Daily News among many publications. He is 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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