Surging popularity in the anti-Obama movie “2016: Obama’s America” has dramatically boosted the number of theaters showing it, making the film the second biggest money-maker per-theater behind the the “Expendables 2,” the nation’s No. 1 flick.
Having opened last month in just a single Texas theater and facing complaints from the president’s supporters, the “2016: Obama’s America” was shown in 169 theaters last weekend is slated to be in 800 this weekend, producers tell Secrets.
Just as shocking: Over the weekend it earned $7,391 per theater, topping huge hits like “The Dark Knight Rises,” “The Bourne Legacy,” and “The Campaign.” Last weekend, it earned $1,249,000, a 293 percent one-week surge. “Expendables 2” earned $8,670 per theater, tops in the country. What’s more: It was the 13th overall money maker last week, following a movie that was showing in over 1,100 theaters.