WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwire - Oct 30, 2012) - Judicial Watch, the nation's largest government watchdog organization, and Victory Film Group, announced today that their hard-hitting feature documentary "District of Corruption" scored the second highest per-screen average at the box office on its opening weekend. The film, distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures, averaged $7,374 over three theaters, finishing behind one other debut film, vaunted film festival favorite, "The Loneliest Planet." The "District of Corruption," relying on grassroots support and word of mouth, beat out virtually every other major film this past weekend. Plans are to release the film in more markets on November 9.
"The District of Corruption" puts the spotlight on Judicial Watch's epic battle against government scandal, secrecy and corruption through the last three presidential administrations (see trailer here). Written and directed by award-winning filmmaker Stephen K. Bannon, the writer/director of "Occupy Unmasked" and the Sarah Palin film "The Undefeated," and produced in association with Constant Motion Entertainment, the Judicial Watch film is released nationally by Rocky Mountain Pictures, the distributors of the documentary sensation, "Obama 2016." The movie "The District of Corruption" opened in select theaters on October 26:
- Old Mill Playhouse, Lake Sumter Landing Market Square, 1000 Old Mill Run, The Villages, FL
- AMC Lennox Town Center 24, 777 Kinnear Road, Columbus, OH
- Edwards Greenway Palace Stadium, 3839 Weslayan Street, Houston, TX
Judicial Watch is partnering with Movie to Movement, the grassroots group that helped turn out box-office-busting numbers of movie goers for "Obama 2016."
"The phenomenal response to our film debut is proof positive that the American people are hungry for the unvarnished truth about corruption -- and the current crisis caused by the Obama administration -- in Washington, DC," said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton. "This fall the nation will see more than a few fictional portrayals of today's Washington in theaters. But our movie is not simply 'based on a true story.' This is the true story about the longstanding problem of bipartisan corruption in Washington, DC. And we believe it is a must-watch for every American citizen."
"This film brings together the nation's most respected conservative voices to confront the most important issue of our time. The nation's institutions of government are collapsing under the weight of government power, corruption and scandal," said the film's director Stephen K. Bannon. "We know that much of what is in this film will shock the senses, but the American people must wake up to the reality of what is happening to their country. No election will end this crisis - that's why we expect a strong market for this film to continue after Election Day."
"District of Corruption" chronicles the ongoing battle to clean up government corruption in Washington, DC, focusing intensely on Judicial Watch's efforts to counter the unprecedented corruption and secrecy of the permanent political class. The film comprehensively exposes the Obama administration's current scandals, including: Operation Fast and Furious; crony capitalism; Solyndra and other "green energy"; federal bailouts and earmarks; ACORN and voter fraud; illegal alien amnesty; and threats to the integrity of the 2012 elections; as well as new attacks on government transparency and accountability.
"District of Corruption" is a companion piece to the New York Times best-selling book, "The Corruption Chronicles, Obama's Big Secrecy, Big Corruption, and Big Government," by Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton, which was released in July by Simon & Schuster's Threshold Editions.
Judicial Watch has filed 950 Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests and more than 90 lawsuits against the Obama administration on issues ranging from Obamacare to the continued funding of the criminal ACORN network; from tracking Wall Street bailout money to the unconstitutional use of czars; and to the attacks on the integrity of our nation's elections. This documentary follows historic lawsuits against the Bush administration over secrecy issues, one of which ended up before the Supreme Court of the United States.
Stephen K. Bannon is the award-winning filmmaker behind critically acclaimed documentaries and feature films such as: "In The Face of Evil, Still Point in a Turning World," "The Undefeated," and The Tea Party Trilogy: "Generation Zero," "Fire From the Heartland," and "Battle for America." Mr. Bannon is the Executive Chairman of Breitbart News, a former Naval Officer and Goldman Sachs investment banker, a co-founder of the National Tea Party Federation, and is a frequent speaker at Tea Party conventions and conferences.
For more information on "District of Corruption," visit www.judicialwatch.org.