Both of these movies were released on July 13 of this year.
A few months ago, I wrote about how at first glance, “The Obama Effect” appeared to be some kind of parody video. Sadly (for Obama supporters), it was a very real, but fruitless, attempt to recapture some of the 2008 Obamamania that has long since faded.
It appears that the vast majority of Americans couldn’t sit through an hour and a half of people swooning over Obama on screen. After all, we get enough of that when we flip on the news.
Rotten Tomatoes has “The Obama Effect” raking in a shockingly low box office total of $0.1 million (no, that’s not a typo). In case you’ve forgotten, here’s the trailer:
As you have no doubt heard. Another movie about President Obama was also released this summer and it has received quite a bit more fanfare.
“2016: Obama’s America” has shattered expectations and has become the 2nd highest grossing documentary of all time, pulling in $26.1 million (and counting). Although I’m quite sure you’ve already seen this trailer, here it is just for comparison’s sake:
This one was simply no contest. The conservative inspired, “2016: Obama’s America,” trounced the liberal motivated, “The Obama Effect,” $26.1 million to $0.1 million at the box office.
I’m not attempting to say that this comparison will be of any predictive value at the polls come November, but it certainly is interesting to note the shocking disparity.
It also poses an interesting question.
Judging by this small case study, which side of the political spectrum do you think has the more motivated electorate this time?