The controversial new documentary 2016: Obama’s America became a bona fide box office hit over the weekend, grossing $6.3 million and rallying conservatives in the run-up to the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa, Fla.
Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan’s film opened last month in just a few theaters, but has now earned over $9 million, tops among documentaries in 2012.
The anti-Barack Obama film offers a speculative, conservative vision of the President’s second term, should he win one at the ballot box this November.
Spoiler alert: Said vision is not pretty.
2016: Obama’s America has been advertised and promoted heavily on talk radio and was distributed to coincide with this week’s Mitt Romney-led convention.
Reactions to the film have been predictably mixed, as the true believers in D’Souza’s anti-Obama crusade will be even more fired up … as will Obama supporters.