Tuesday, June 18, 2024

“2016” Anti Obama Movie Number 2 on Monday Thanks to No RNC


The anti-Obama movie, “2016: Obama’s America,” hit number 2 on the box office chart on Monday night. The slanted documentary now has $10.4 million in its till after taking in an additional $1.2 million Monday night.

The doc surged as a replacement for the actual Republican National Convention, which postponed its start because of a possible landing by Hurricane Isaac in Tampa.

Alas, nothing happened, but that was to the benefit of Rocky Mountain Pictures and Dinesh D’Souza and Niall Ferguson, who put this thing together. It will be interesting to see whether “2016” does as well the rest of the week when it’s competing with the actual convention.

“2016” was produced by Gerald R. Molen, who got his start executive producing the film version of “Bright Lights, Big City,” about massive cocaine use and nightlife partying in the early 1980s in New York. After a stint working for Steven Spielberg, Molen went on to produce a trio of Mormon cenric flops. (This has nothing to do with Mormon life, just the quality of the movies, kids.)

Last night the convention rolled along, with speeches by Ann Romney and Chris Christie in the spotlight.

Roger Friedman
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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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