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Sunday, August 26, 2012

Weekend’s new wide releases eclipsed by “2016: Obama’s America,”

Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap.

Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone’s “The Expendables 2” at No. 1 for the second-straight weekend with $13.5 million. “The Bourne Legacy” was second at $9.3 million.

The weekend’s new wide releases were eclipsed by “2016: Obama’s America,” which expanded from limited to nationwide release and took in $6.2 million to finish at No. 8.

The documentary, from Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan, is a harsh conservative critique of what the country would look like four years from now if President Barack Obama is re-elected. It is based on D’Souza’s book “The Roots of Obama’s Rage.”

“Obama’s America” nearly matched the $6.3 million debut of the No. 7 movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s action tale “Premium Rush,” which played in more than twice as many theaters as the Obama documentary.  (Continues)

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