There was a surprise addition to the box office top-1o list this weekend, and it wasn’t an action, horror or comedy, it was an anti-Obama documentary. 2016: Obama’s America is a conservative hypothesis of what will happen to the country ifPresident Obama is re-elected.
Movie studios gave fans two major releases in Premium Rush andHit & Run this weekend, but Obama’s America managed to trample the films bringing in $6.2 million after expanding from limited to nationwide release. “It’s extremely rare for a documentary to break into the top-10,” said box-office analyst, Paul Dergarabedian of Hollywood.com. “August can be a land of opportunity for smaller films. Also, there’s the fact that this is a very conservative film. Normally, it’s Michael Moore-branded documentaries, the liberal documentaries that make all the money.”