Weekend Box Office: "Premium Rush" Crashes, Anti-Obama Movie Burns (As In, It Was on Fire) | NBC4 Washington

Weekend Box Office: "Premium Rush" Crashes, Anti-Obama Movie Burns (As In, It Was on Fire)

"The Expendables 2" No. 1 again as new films, including Joseph Gordon-Levitt bike flick, struggle in late summer.

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    Singer Lady Gaga performs during Super Bowl 50 between the Denver Broncos and the Carolina Panthers at Levi's Stadium on Feb. 7, 2016 in Santa Clara, California.

    "The Expendables 2" did its best impression of "The Help," repeating as No. 1 at the weak, late-summer box office.

    Neither Joseph Gordon-Levitt's bike-messenger thriller "Premium Rush" nor Dax Shepard's and Kristen Bell's heist comedy "Hit and Run," the weekend's major new films, made a dent.

    The Ashley Greene paranormal horror flick, "The Apparition," looked pretty ghost-like itself in failing to crack the Top 10.

    "2016: Obama's America," the not-exactly admiring documentary about President Barack Obama, went wide in time for the Republican convention, and--voila!--put up the best theater-for-theater performance of any of the big films.

    Here's a complete look at the weekend's top movies, per Friday-Sunday domestic estimates as reported by the studios and Exhibitor Relations:

    "The Expendables 2" - $13.5 million, "The Bourne Legacy" - $9.3 million, "ParaNorman" - $8.5 million, "The Campaign" - $7.4 million, "The Dark Knight Rises" - $7.2 million, "The Odd Life of Timothy Green" - $7.1 million, "Premium Rush" - $6.3 million, "2016: Obama's America" - $6.2 million, "Hope Springs" - $6 million, "Hit and Run" - $4.7 million.