The Hollywood Reporter is reporting that 2016: Obama’s America took in 1.2 million over the weekend and its theater coverage is expanding from 61 to 169 theaters. It is the number 2 non-nature documentary so far this year.
The documentary is based on conservative author Dinesh D’Souza’s book The Roots of Obama’s Rage. The movie, co-directed by D’Souza and John Sullivan, will be playing in 1,075 theaters in an aggressive expansion that comes on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Fla., which gets underway Aug. 27.
The film was number 3 in the Union Square theater in New York. One film executive joked that they must have thought it was a pro-Obama film. There are no reports of how many people walked out.