LOS ANGELES -- Hollywood may have run out of summer hits, but an anti-Obama documentary is helping to fill the gap.
Holdover movies easily topped the weekend box office again, led by Sylvester Stallone's "The Expendables 2" at No. 1 for the second weekend in a row.
The weekend's new wide releases were overshadowed by "2016: Obama's America," which expanded from limited to nationwide release. The documentary is a conservative critique of what the country would look like four years from now if President Obama is re-elected.
Released by Rocky Mountain Pictures, "Obama's America" nearly matched the $6.3 million debut of the No. 7 movie, Joseph Gordon-Levitt's action tale "Premium Rush," which played in more than twice as many theaters as the Obama movie.
The weekend's other new wide releases opened weakly. Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell's road-chase comedy "Hit & Run," released by Open Road Films, debuted at No. 10, and the Warner Bros. fright flick "The Apparition" opened at No. 12 with $3 million.
In limited release, IFC Films' "Sleepwalk with Me" had a huge debut with $77,400 in a single New York City theater. Produced and co-written by Ira Glass of National Public Radio's "This American Life," the film stars writer-director Mike Birbiglia in a semi-autobiographical story of a stand-up comic struggling with career and romance, along with bad bouts of sleepwalking.
Estimated weekend ticket sales:
1. "The Expendables 2," $13.5 million.
2. "The Bourne Legacy," $9.3 million.
3. "ParaNorman," $8.5 million.
4. "The Campaign," $7.4 million.
5. "The Dark Knight Rises," $7.2 million ($15.3 million international).
6. "The Odd Life of Timothy Green," $7.1 million.
7. "Premium Rush," $6.3 million.
8. "2016: Obama's America," $6.2 million.
9. "Hope Springs," $6 million.
10. "Hit & Run," $4.7 million.