SOUTHSIDE WITH YOU TELLS OF THE PRESIDENT OBAMA AND THE FIRST LADY'S FIRST DATE IN 1989

The movie recounting Barack and Michelle Obama’s first date is off to a slow start, three days after debuting in limited release.
Southside With You, which came out on Friday, grossed $3 million during its first weekend and ended Sunday in 13th position at the box office.
The movie, starring Parker Sawyers as the president and Tika Sumpter as the future first lady, tells of how a young Barack tried to woo lawyer Michelle in 1989 in Chicago.
It shows them going to an exhibition at Chicago’s Art Institute, then catching a screening of Spike Lee’s Do The Right Thing before ending the day with ice cream – and a first kiss – at Baskin-Robbins.
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Southside With You, starring Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama (left) and Tika Sumpter as Michelle (right) came out on Friday and grossed $3 million during its first weekend
Southside With You, starring Parker Sawyers as Barack Obama (left) and Tika Sumpter as Michelle (right) came out on Friday and grossed $3 million during its first weekend
The movie finished in 13th position at the box office on Sunday. It recounts Barack and Michelle's first date, which ended with their first kiss (pictured) after getting ice cream
The movie finished in 13th position at the box office on Sunday. It recounts Barack and Michelle’s first date, which ended with their first kiss (pictured) after getting ice cream
Southside With You opened in 813 theaters across the country. It did well in Memphis, Chicago, Atlanta, Washington, New York and Los Angeles, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
This weekend’s top movie, Don’t Breathe, generated more than $26 million across 3,051 theaters. 
The movie currently has a 93 per cent ‘fresh’ rating on Rotten Tomatoes.
It ranks number four out of 17 movies presented at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, behind Love & Friendship, which has grossed almost $14 million since it came out in May, Hunt For The Wilderpeople and Swiss Army Man.
Southside With you has received positive reviews, with the New York Times declaring it ‘sweet, slight and thuddingly sincere’.
Fortunately, whenever Southside With You threatens to get too cute, it pulls back a little,’ The Atlantic’s David Sims wrote.
He added: In a tumultuous election year, Southside With You is a gentle, rose-tinted piece of political nostalgia – one that glances at the divisions in American society, but still casts a optimistic view toward whatever’s next.’
A young Barack can be seen trying to woo Michelle while both worked at the same Chicago law firm - where Michelle was in charge of mentoring the young summer associate
A young Barack can be seen trying to woo Michelle while both worked at the same Chicago law firm – where Michelle was in charge of mentoring the young summer associate

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