Box Office Shocker: Anti-Obama Doc Bests Other New Films on Friday becoming the top-grossing documentary of the year, "2016: Obama's America" earns $2.2 million for the day to outpace "Premium Rush," "Hit & Run" and "The Apparition."
Dinesh DíSouza and John Sullivanís conservative documentary 2016: Obama's America expanded nationwide Friday to pleasing results, grossing $2.2 million to place No. 4 overall behind a trio of holdovers. Obama's America came in ahead of three other new films opening at the domestic office: Premium Rush, which earned $2 million to come in only No. 8 for the day; offbeat indie comedy Hit & Run, which placed No. 10 with $1.4 million; and Dark Castle's supernatural thriller The Apparition, which grossed $1.2 million to rank 12th.
The anti-Barack Obama film is now the top-grossing documentary of the year (excluding nature docs), besting the $3.5 million earned by Bully.