The action packed The Expendables 2 starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, Sylvester Stallone, Jean Claude Van Damme and a host of others, topped the box office receipts this past weekend for the second straight week. The movie earned more than $13.5 million over the weekend to take home the gold. This weekend’s new releases were overshadowed by a documentary. The movie 2016: Obama’s America was expanded to a full nationwide release following a release that was limited, the prior weekend. The movie finished in eighth place overall with sales of $6.3 million.
The new controversial documentary takes a conservative look at what the U.S. might look like in four years if President Barack Obama is able to win reelection in the upcoming November presidential election. Rocky Mountain Pictures released the movie and was close to matching sales for Premium Rush, an action movie that earned over $6.3 million during its debut this weekend. The release by Sony Pictures appeared in twice the number of theaters, as did the Obama documentary.
All of the other movies that made their wide released debuts opened to poor numbers of moviegoers. A road chase laugher, Hit and Run that stars Kristen Bell alongside Dax Shepard earned just $4.7 million to just make the top 10 in tenth place. The release from Warner Bros. The Apparition, took home $3 million to not even make the top 10.
Other that made the top five for this past weekend included The Bourne Legacy which earned $9.3 million to land in second place, ParaNorman, which took in $8.5 million for third place, The Campaign, which earned $7.4 million for fourth place and The Dark Knight Rises, which took in $7.3 million to land in fifth place overall for the weekend.