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The film, meanwhile, has so far proved a surprise box-office hit in limited release. But just as the Republican National Convention looms, it opens this Friday in 1,075 theaters nationwide. The timing for an increased audience could not be better for Mr. Molen or Dinesh D’Souza, author of “The Roots of Obama’s Rage,” the book on which the movie was based. See a complete guide to theaters screening “2016” here: http://2016themovie.com/theaters.

WEEKEND VIEWING

Just in time for the Republican National Convention: “Romney Revealed: Family, Faith, and the Road to Power,” a 90-minute CNN documentary featuring interviews with, among others, Ann and Mitt Romney, eldest son Tagg Romney, personal adviser Beth Myers, campaign adviser Eric Fehrnstrom, former Bain colleague Fraser Bullock and CNN contributor and Redstate.com founder Erick Erickson. Host Gloria Borger takes a close look at all the “key chapters” of Mr. Romney’s life, revealing a family that’s been in the public eye for five decades, and this small revelation: Even the candidate’s mother, Lenore, ran for U.S. Senate in 1970.

Airtime is 8 p.m., with repeat broadcasts at 11 p.m. and 2 a.m.

POLL DU JOUR

• 93 percent of coverage on President Obama on conservative TV and radio talk shows was negative; 38 percent of the coverage of Mitt Romney on those shows was also negative.

• 86 percent of Fox News coverage of Mr. Obama was negative; 56 percent of Fox coverage of Mr. Romney was also negative.

• 65 percent of newspaper coverage of Mr. Obama was negative; 36 percent of the coverage of Mr. Romney was also negative.

• 58 percent of network news coverage of Mr. Obama was negative; 71 percent of the coverage of Mr. Romney was also negative.

• 46 percent of MSNBC coverage of Mr. Obama was negative; 88 percent of the coverage of Mr. Romney was also negative.

• 36 percent of coverage on Mr. Obama on liberal TV and radio talk shows was negative; 89 percent of the coverage of Mr. Romney on those shows was also negative.

Source: A Pew Research Center Project for Excellence in Journalism analysis of coverage from 52 news organizations from May 29 to Aug. 5.

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