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‘2016: Obama's America’ Goes Nationwide This Weekend

Wednesday, 22 Aug 2012 03:26 PM

By Todd Beamon

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An anti-Obama documentary based on Dinesh D’Souza’s book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage” will expand nationwide this weekend after grossing $1.2 million last weekend in select markets nationwide, including New York City.

So far, “2016: Obama's America” has grossed $2.1 million from a total of 169 theaters, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The low-budget film 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 week, 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.”

So far, “2016” is the second-best gross of the year for a documentary after “Bully” ($3.2 million), but it excludes the nature documentaries “Chimpanzee” ($29 million) and “To the Arctic” ($7.6 million), according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The documentary opened last month and is already the 12th-highest-grossing political documentary of all time. It also is the No. 2 conservative documentary after “Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed” ($7.7 million), according to the Reporter.

On Friday, Obama's America, co-directed by D'Souza and John Sullivan, will play in 1,075 theaters in an aggressive expansion just before the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla.

The convention begins on Aug. 27.

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