Movie poster for '2016: Obama's America'

The big box office news this weekend isn’t that the new movies fared so poorly – it’s the way an anti-Obama documentary is in the mix alongside of Premium Rush and ahead of Hit and Run and Apparition.

2016: Obama’s America actually beat all of the new movies on Friday to land in 4th place. It finally settled into eighth place overall, but its per-theater average of $5,717 is far better than any other movie in the top 10.

The film, an attack on President Barack Obama by Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative commentator, earned an estimated $6.2 million from 1,091 theaters. The movie had been in limited release but expanded nationally this weekend.

Premium Rush, the best performing new movie, earned an estimated $6.3 million from 2,255 theaters. Hit and Run earned $4.7 million and the Apparition, which only opened in 810 locations, earned a projected $2.95 million.

The Expendables 2 came in first with $13.5 million, a 53 percent drop from its opening week. It was followed by The Bourne Legacy with $9.3 million, ParaNorman with $8.5 million, The Campaign with $7.4 million, The Dark Knight Rises with $7.1 million and The Odd Life of Timothy Green with $7.1 million.

Source: The Numbers

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