An anti-Obama documentary is stunning Hollywood with its surprisingly good weekend box office, so far, reports Deadline. 2016 Obama’s America, a documentary by Rocky Mountain Pictures, is third (a very distant third, true, but still THIRD!) in box office receipts trailing only The Bourne Legacy in the number two spot and The Expendables 2 at number one. The documentary actually opened leading box office on Friday before slipping in the ranks to the two big-budget, mass-appeal films.
Making this outcome even more stunning is the fact that it is playing in a third less theaters than the other wide release actioner projects.
The film probably won’t sustain the momentum through Sunday because of heavy advanced pre-sales which front-loaded results, but it is still in position to become the #1 conservative documentary.
Is it a coincidence that an anti-Obama movie is doing so well on the eve of the Republican National Convention in Tampa, August 27-30?
Here are the Top Ten based on Friday’s estimates:
1. The Expendables 2 (Millenium/Lionsgate) Week 2 [3,355 Runs] R
Friday $3.6M (-66%), Weekend $11.7M, Cume $50.2M
2. The Bourne Legacy (Universal) Week 3 [3,652 Runs] PG13
Friday $2.5M, Weekend $8.4M, Cume $84.6M
3. 2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain) NEW [1,091 Runs] PG
Friday $2.4M, Weekend $6.0M, Cume $8.9M
4. ParaNorman (Focus Features) Week 2 [3,455 Runs] PG
Friday $2.3M (-50%), Weekend $7.5M, Cume $27.1M
5. The Campaign (Warner Bros) Week 3 [3,302 Runs] R
Friday $2.1, Weekend $6.7M, Cume $62.9M
6. The Dark Knight Rises (Legendary/WB) Week 6 [2,606 Runs] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Weekend $6.8M, Cume $421.7M
7. The Odd Life Of Timothy Green (Disney) Week 2 [2,598 Runs] PG
Friday $2.0M, Weekend $6.5M, Cume $26.5M
8. Premium Rush (Sony) NEW [2,255 Runs] PG13
Friday $2.0M, Weekend $6.1M
9. Hope Springs (Sony) Week 3 [2,402 Runs] PG13
Friday $1.6M, Weekend $5.5M, Cume $44.6M
10. Hit And Run (Open Road) NEW [2,870 Runs] R
Friday $1.3M, Weekend $3.8M, Cume $4.8M