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“2016: Obama’s America” rocks box office

Mackenzie Dye

"2016: Obama's America" earns $6.2 million at the box office, and has earned "Anti-Obama movie" title.

Anti-Obama documentary ranks in the cash in its first weekend


“2016: Obama’s America”, which has earned a reputation for being, essentially, an anti-President Barrack Obama film, has ranked high in box office numbers. According to a Huffington Post report, the film sold $6.2 million during its first weekend, which ranks the film higher than other films opening that weekend.

Based on a list that includes action-packed film “Expendables 2,” “Bourne Legacy,” and animated film “ParaNorman,” “2016: Obama’s America” ranked No. 8 at the box office. The ranking and earnings make it the top-grossing documentary of the year.

The film, which was directed by John Sullivan and Dinesh D’Souza, depicts what issues our country will be dealing with if President Obama wins the 2012 election and continues his presidency. “2016: Obama’s America” is based off of the controversial book written by D’Souza titled “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”

D’Souza was seen in a clip released before the film’s debut, talking with the President’s half-brother, George Obama. Living in poverty in Africa, George Obama is questioned by D’Souza and defers claims that the President should step in and take care of him. 

“This philandering, inebriated African socialist, who raged against the world for denying him the realization of his anti-colonial ambitions, is now setting the nation’s agenda through the reincarnation of his dreams in his son,” D’Souza wrote in his book. This is the root of his anger, according to D’Souza.

As one of the film’s posters depicts, “2016: Obama’s America” claims that whether you “love him” or “hate him,” America simply “doesn’t know him.” By directing this film, D’Souza is hoping that by getting to know the President, Obama’s America will no longer exist.

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