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‘2016’ Grosses $26.2 Million; Now No. 2 Political Documentary of All Time

By Todd Beamon   |   Monday, 10 Sep 2012 05:03 PM

The anti-Obama documentary “2016 Obama’s America” grossed $26.2 million and has surpassed four of Michael Moore’s five films to become the No. 2 political documentary of all time.

“2016” — based on Dinesh D’Souza’s book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” — grossed $26.2 million by late Monday, Deadline Hollywood reports. Only Moore’s “Fahrenheit 9/11,” the critical examination of President George W. Bush’s first term, is the nation’s top political documentary, with a $119.1 million domestic gross.

Produced by Rocky Mountain Pictures, “2016” has so far beat out Moore’s “Sicko” (2007, $24.5 million), the Oscar-winning “Bowling for Columbine” (2002, $21.5 million) and “Capitalism: A Love Story” (2009, $14.3 million), Deadline Hollywood reports.

The film has even brought in more money former Vice President Al Gore’s environmental film “An Inconvenient Truth,” which grossed $24.1 million, Deadline Hollywood reports.

The low-budget “2016” features author D’Souza outlining facts to assist viewers in gaining an understanding of the apparent motivations behind a number of President Barack Obama’s policies.

In an exclusive interview with Newsmax last month, D’Souza said that Obama’s policies are unmaking the American Dream.

“Between 2007 and the present, Americans have lost about 40 percent of our wealth. Forty percent. If that happens again, if we lose another 40 percent in the second Obama term, if there is a second Obama term, Americans will be two thirds poorer than they were when Obama came to office,” he told Newsmax. “In a way, America will stop being a first-world country.”

The film benefitted from the run-up to the Republican National Convention last month in Tampa, Fla. It also is hot in several battleground states where GOP candidate Mitt Romney and President Obama are campaigning the heaviest, including Florida, Ohio, Colorado, Virginia, Georgia, Illinois and Arizona.

In fact, California, New York, and Texas also among the top 10 states where the film is grossing the most, Deadline Hollywood reports.

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