Last weekend’s surprise 2016 Obama’s America (expanding into 1,750 theaters starting its 8th week in release) continues being helped by the Republican National Convention. The conservative political documentary should come in #5 with $1.6M today. By Monday’s end, pic will be the 5th biggest grossing political documentary, besting the $14.3M for Michael Moore’s Capitalism: A Love Story (2009) not adjusted for inflation or higher ticket prices. 2016 Obama’s America is produced by Gerald R. Molen who credits “learning some lessons” from Moore. “When he released Fahrenheit 9/11 in 2004 ahead of the election, it sparked intense debate.” ...
1. The Possession (Ghost House/Lionsgate) NEW [2,816 Runs]
Friday $5.5M, 3-Day Weekend $14.4M, 4-Day Holiday $17.5M
2. Lawless (Revolt/Yucaipa/Weinstein) Week 1 [2,888 Runs]
Friday $2.8M, 3-Day Weekend $10.1M, 4-Day Holiday $12.9M, Cume $15.0M
3. The Expendables 2 (Millenium/Lionsgate) Week 3 [3,334 Runs]
Friday $2.4M (-39%), 3-Day Weekend $9.5M, 4-Day Holiday $12.0M, Cume $69.3M
4. The Bourne Legacy (Universal) Week 4 [3,131 Runs]
Friday $1.7M, 3-Day Weekend $7.2M, 4-Day Holiday $9.5M, Cume $98.3M
5. 2016 Obama’s America (Rocky Mountain Pics) Week 8 [1,750 Runs]
Friday $1.5M, 3-Day Weekend $4.5M, 4-Day Holiday $5.7M, Cume $19.0M
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