You’d expect the new film “2016: Obama’s America” to score well in red state movie theaters. The movie admonishes President Barack Obama for following the legislative philosophies of his anti-colonial father.
Did you know “2016” is also packing ‘em in in places like the Big Apple, one of the more liberal cities in the nation?
Some in Hollywood were stumped by the amount of business the documentary did at the Regal Union Square Stadium 14 in lower Manhattan, situated in a liberal neighborhood where films from the likes of Moore have done huge business.
Obama’s America was the No. 3 film of the weekend behind The Dark Knight and Total Recall at Union Square, prompting at least one film executive to joke that people must have thought it was a pro-Obama documentary (New York is the No. 1 city when it comes to the amount of giving to the Obama campaign).
Moreover, Union Square turned in the second-best gross of any theater in the country after a multiplex in Simi Valley.