Approximately 2.7 million people watch the first movie premiere on U.S. forces operation that killed Osama bin Laden, the National Geographic Channel on Monday.
“SEAL Team Six: The Raid on Osama bin Laden” caused a sensation when it was announced in October that the film will be aired on pay television just two days before the American presidential election.
Moreover, the fact that Hollywood millionaire Harvey Weinstein, an important funder of President Barack Obama, were among the supporters of the 90-minute action film.
National Geographic Channel, which is part of the global media empire Rupert Murdoch a conservative media, saying “SEAL Team Six” is the highest-rated show with them this year, and shows the six most widely watched throughout their history.
“If a movie is showing in theaters this week, so this could be the number one movie in America,” said National Geographic Channel President Howard Owens in a statement.
Obama image slices appear frequently appeared in the film shown in a documentary, but director John Stockwell denied if it could influence voters.
“It was never written or made for that purpose,” he said in an interview last week.
Netflix adds “SEAL Team Six” in their service ahead of the movie’s release in the non-United States markets. The film also played back on the National Geographic Channel on Friday.
Bin Laden, leader of Al Qaeda was killed, ordered the 9/11 attacks on New York and Washington in 2001. His death in May 2011 at the hands of the U.S. military is an historic moment in the first period of Obama’s leadership in the White House.
A film about the hunt for bin Laden, “Zero Dark Thirty” by director Kathryn Bigelow, who won an Oscar for Iraq war film “The Hurt Locker” is scheduled to appear in public theaters in January.