'Expendabales 2' Wins Again; '2016: Obama's America' Builds Momentum

on August 26, 2012 by Phil Contrino

With $3.85 million in the bank on Friday and $5.6 million on Saturday, The Expendables 2 will stay #1 during a weak overall frame.

2016: Obama's America has turned into quite the sleeper hit. The anti-Obama flick will top Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed's $7.7 million cume in order to become the most successful conservative documentary. Rocky Mountain Pictures released both films. Expect 2016 to expand to more theaters next weekend.

Joseph Gordon-Levitt may be more recognizable after appearing in Inception and The Dark Knight Rises, but he can't open a movie on his own yet. Premium Rush managed only $2 million on Friday and $2.4 million on Saturday. The audience breakdown is 55% male/45% female and 67% 25 and older/33% under 25. More than 13,000 Flixster users have combined to give the Sony release a respectable 72% approval rating.

Hit and Run took in only $1.4 million on Friday and $1.9 million on Saturday. The raunchy/violent comedy will exit theaters very quickly. A 60% combined approval rating from nearly 7,000 Flixster users does not bode well.

Warner Bros. basically dumped The Apparition into theaters this weekend without giving it much of a marketing push. As a result, the horror flick took in only $1.175 million on Friday. Nearly Flixster users combined to give the film a disconcerting 41% approval rating.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

Tags: The Expendables 2, Premium Rush, Hit and Run, 2016: Obama's America, The Apparition

read all Daily analyses »


No comments were posted.

What do you think?