Despite Confusion Over Moving Listings, Obama Movie In Top Five For Earnings
Apparently movie-goers are having some difficulty in tracking down movie theaters where they can see 2016: Obama’s America:
As the movie documentary “2016: Obama’s America” plays at approximately 1,000 theaters throughout the country this weekend, many people who want to see the movie are having a very difficult time finding where and when it’s playing in their area. Reportedly one of the most popular sources for movies, “Yahoo! Movies” didn’t have the movie listed in its database as well as many other online sources available to movie-goers.
When the movie was reportedly unlisted in major newspapers across the country, the industry reported that it was because of a glitch.
A glitch? Sounds suspicious. Regardless, despite “glitches” the movie seems to be doing pretty well:
Despite the confusion regarding show times and places, the documentary was ranked the 13th most-attended motion picture in the United States last weekend, with a per-screen average of $7,391 – high enough to rank fifth highest average of any film at the theaters.
According to more recent numbers, the film is currently #3 at the box office, but because of “presales” the numbers are a little distorted or something. I’m not sure I fully understand the economics at play here, but suffice it to say that this documentary is overperforming.
The film’s website has a pretty good tool for finding screening times/locations. In North Dakota, it looks like you can watch in Bismarck, Fargo and Grand Forks.
I know some of you readers have seen it. Thoughts?Tags: 2016: OBama's America, Barack Obama, election 2012, movies