Obama’s America Documentary Overperforms at Box Office

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Dinesh D’Souza

This past weekend, Dinesh D’Souza’s critical documentary 2016: Obama’s America made $6.2 million–placing it about par with the action film Premium Rush. Mr. D’Souza, a conservative author who made the film with donations adding up to $2.5 million, told the Los Angeles Times: “I’ve always felt that there is a real hunger for Obama out there and a sense that there’s something about him that escaped full understanding. The large crowd for the film shows that there’s more interest than usual in politics and a real political anxiety in the country about the future of the American dream.” The film, per ABC News, depicts “just how different” the President is, and his “ideology that sees America very differently.”

2016 may not end up the top political doc of all time, though: In the summer of 2004, Fahrenheit 9/11, the anti-Bush documentary, made $119 million dollars in North America, $23.9 million of which came its opening weekend.