Weekend Box Office: Conservative doc “2016: Obama’s America” the only standout

"The Expendables 2" claimed the #1 slot at the box office this weekend, but the expansion of the conservative doc "2016: Obama's America" was easily the biggest story.This weekend’s box office returns for the major openers–“The Expendables 2,” “ParaNorman,” “Sparkle,” and “The Odd Life of Timothy Green”–were solid but not spectacular, certainly not the surprisingly strong numbers that “The Bourne Legacy” and “The Campaign” posted last weekend. The Sylvester Stallone/Arnold Schwarzenegger action ensemble pic predictably claimed the #1 slot, but it fell over 16 percent from its predecessor’s opening, for a $27.8m tally.

The only true sensation of the weekend was “2016: Obama’s America,” the conservative doc anchored by writer Dinesh D’Souza and executive produced by Gerald Molen (“Schindler’s List”). It earned $1.2 million from just 169 sites, for 13th place and a strong per-theater-average of $7,391 in its third major expansion. Those numbers aren’t as gigantic as what you’d typically see from a Michael Moore-directed project, but they are certainly the biggest we’ve ever seen from a conservative-POV doc. Rocky Mountain Pictures didn’t offer screeners for the film, but I will get a chance to see it when it comes to San Diego next Friday and will report back with a review.

Check out the full top 10 chart below…

No. Title Weekend Per Theater Average Total
1 “The Expendables 2” $28.8M $8,670 $28.8M
2 “The Bourne Legacy” $17.0M $4,535 $69.6M
3 “ParaNorman” $14.0M $4,085 $14.0M
4 “The Campaign” $13.4M $4,112 $51.7M
5 “Sparkle” $12.0M $5,348 $12.0M
6 “The Dark Knight Rises” $11.1M $3,529 $409.9M
7 “The Odd Life of Timothy Green” $10.9M $4,199 $35.1M
8 “Hope Springs” $9.1M $3,854 $38.8M
9 “Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days” $3.9M $1,407 $51.8M
10 “Total Recall” $3.5M $1,438 $150.1M

Source: Box Office Mojo