The Dinesh D'Souza Obama documentary exploring the president's alleged anti-colonialist roots has become a top 10 movie in America.
Movie theaters across the country reported their box office numbers on Monday. Those numbers spelled good news for "2016: Obama’s America." How good? The movie is now the #7 film in the country, in front of highly-rated "Premium Rush" and "Hope Springs," starring Meryl Streep.
The website Filmfans.com has the rankings:
But the news gets even better. According to Filmfans.com, the documentary is now "the highest-earning conservative political documentary ever."
But wait, there's more. According to the Washington Post, the film is also the sixth-most popular documentary of any kind:
This was the second-lowest-grossing weekend of the year, but the film’s $9.3 million seven-week haul is still enough to make it the most successful conservative political documentary of all time, as defined and ranked by Box Office Mojo. It’s also the sixth-highest-grossing all-around political documentary, ranking behind four Michael Moore films and “An Inconvenient Truth,” which starred Al Gore and glaciers.
“It’s like the sophomore on the varsity squad who comes out and plays better than the seniors but they still lose the game,” Keith Simanton, managing editor of IMDb, told the Post. “It’s still impressive.”