'Expendables 2' Fends Off Three Weak Newcomers; '2016: Obama's America' Surprises

on August 25, 2012 by Phil Contrino

With $3.85 million in the bank on Friday, The Expendables 2 is on pace to easily stay #1 during a weak frame.

2016: Obama's America has turned into quite the sleeper hit. A Friday haul of $2.25 million means that 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. More than 13,000 Flixster users have combined to give the Sony release a respectable 75% approval rating.

Hit and Run took in only $1.4 million on Friday. The raunchy comedy will exit theaters very quickly. A 61% 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. More than 8,000 Flixster users combined to give the film a disconcerting 56% approval rating.

Additional reporting by Daniel Garris.

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

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