"2016 Obama's America" is no longer the hottest new movie in the country, but it's hanging on in the fight. Deadline.com reports that the anti-Obama documentary which shocked Hollywood by outdoing Joseph Gordon-Levitt's "Premium Rush" on Friday slide to No. 8 for the weekend, but remained the second-highest grossing new film.
Ahead of the pack was "Expendables 2," now in its third week. The Stallone and friends project brought in $13 million. If that seems like depressing news for Hollywood, keep in mind that "The Help," the highest-grossing film of this weekend last year, only brought in $14 million over the same time period.
Sony has confirmed box office numbers for "Rush" to HuffPost Entertainment. The total take for movie this weekend is about $200,000 less than Deadline's projection, which means the film is just ahead of "Obama 2016," per Box Office Mojo. The two films are separated by less than $70,000.
The Obama documentary is based on Dinesh D'Souza's controversial book, "The Roots of Obama's Rage." D'Souza, who co-directed with John Sullivan and narrates most of the film, traveled to Africa to meet with Obama's half-brother. In a previously released clip, D'Souza peppers George Obama with questions in an attempt to get Obama to say the president should be taking care of his brother. Obama repeatedly defers.
Of all the movies in the mix, "ParaNorman" was the most well-received by the critics. The darling film came in third and added $8.7 million for a cumulative take of $29.3 million. The Matt Damon-less "Bourne Legacy" held on for second place with a $9.5 million weekend.
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