Congratulations to our friend, Dinesh D’Souza! Hollywood is surprised the film is doing so well. We are not.
From the Hollywood Reporter:
The decision to time the opening of the scathing takedown of presidential nominee Hillary Clinton to the Republican and Democratic political conventions seems to be paying off.
Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has added another win: Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party has quickly become the top-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office, amassing $5.2 million in its first dozen days.
That’s the best showing of any documentary since Amy Winehouse doc Amy earned $8.2 million following its release on July 3, 2015. And among 2016 docs, Hillary’s America easily trumps the $4.1 million grossed by Imax documentary A Beautiful Planet — or the $3.8 million grossed by Michael Moore’s Where to Invade Next.
Among political documentaries, Hillary’s America already ranks No. 10.
D’Souza’s 100-minute film takes doesn’t pretend to be non-partisan. A trailer for the film refers to Bill and Hillary Clinton — who on Tuesday became the first woman in history to be nominated for U.S. president — as “depraved crooks” and Democrats as “the party of corruption” that is associated with slavery, lynchings, the KKK and forced sterilization.
The decision to time the opening of the film to the Republican and Democratic National Conventions has paid off for Souza and distributor Quality Flix.