Box Office Mojo shows that "2016: Obama's America" was the fourth-highest grossing film on Friday, taking in $2.255 million, and trailing only "The Expendables 2," "The Bourne Legacy," and "Paranorman." What's more, its per-theatre gross of $2,067 is almost twice that of "Expendables," and well over double every other film in Friday's top ten.
The film also seems assured of becoming the highest grossing post-1982 political documentary coming from the political right.
Here is Box Office Mojo's top ten in the political documentaries genre:
Just a few more days of grosses above $1 million, which seems virtually assured, and "2016" will top Michael Moore's "Roger and Me" and Ben Stein's "Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed" and jump to sixth on the list.
As Scott Whitlock at NewsBusters noted this morning, we've already seen a negative reaction to the movie at the Washington Post, which thought the falsehood-infested "Fahrenheit 9/11" was a great movie.
So ... will the rest of the establishment press engage in deliberate neglect or open hostility?
Pass the popcorn.