Barack Obama

Obama's America Filmmakers Claim Coordinated Disinfo Campaign

A pirated copy emerged on YouTube and a rumor the film would be aired on Fox News are signs for the filmmakers of a coordinated effort

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The filmmakers behind 2016: Obama's America are claiming a coordinated attack engineered by supporters of Barack Obama to suppress the box-office results of the movie, which is a critical look at the president.

The film, the second-highest-grossing political documentary in U.S. box-office history, has made $32 million domestically since opening in mid July but took in only $938,000 during the recent weekend for a per-screen average of $771, down 27 percent from $1,060 per screen in the previous weekend, according to BoxOfficeMojo. Overall, the movie's boxoffice dropped 53 percent in the most recent weekend compared with the previous one, its largest decline since opening 10 weeks ago.