On Thursday, 2016: Obama’s America premièred in Houston, and on Friday the documentary opened to the public at the Edwards Houston Marq’E Stadium 23 & Imax. Opening weekend has proved to be an incredible success before the film releases nationwide on July 27.
The Hollywood Reporter said of the film:
An anti-Obama documentary featuring an interview with the president’s half brother opened in a single theater in Texas over the weekend and, despite alleged complaints from some consumers who were upset with the film’s content, it grossed an estimated $31,750, a strong showing for any independent release.
If the weekend estimate from the movie’s distributor, Rocky Mountain Pictures, holds when final numbers are reported Monday, the film will have bested the per-theater number posted by the Al Gore documentary about global warming, An Inconvenient Truth, which opened to $123,549 in four theaters in 2006 for a per-theater average of $30,887.
The Hollywood Reporter has the full story here at www.hollywoodreporter.com