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Dinesh D’Souza’s Scathing ‘Hillary’s America’ Becomes Top Grossing Documentary of 2016


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Filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza attends the premiere of Lionsgate Films' 'America' at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live on June 30, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Credit Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Images)

Conservative author and filmmaker Dinesh D'Souza has done it again.

D'Souza's newest documentary, "Hillary's America," was put out in limited release July 15, just ahead of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, and in wide release July 22, the weekend before the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. In less than two weeks, the film has raked in more than $5.2 million, making it the top-grossing documentary so far this year, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

The 100-minute movie casts Hillary Clinton, who this week became the first female to win a major U.S. party's nomination for president, and her husband Bill as "depraved crooks" while labeling the entire Democratic Party as "the party of corruption."

The trailer for D'Souza's latest project was released earlier this year. In it, D'Souza says that Democrats once supported slavery and suggested their plan now is to "steal America."

This isn't D'Souza's first successful political documentary. He previously produced "2016: Obama's America," which eventually became the No. 2 political documentary of all time, taking in around $33.4 million. (Liberal filmmaker Michael Moore's 2004 "Fahrenheit 9/11" grossed more than $119 million.)

The documentary comes after D'Souza predicted last December that Clinton would be the next president of the United States.

“They fight like it matters to them,” D’Souza told Glenn Beck. “They’re in a knife fight, not a chess match, and we have to up our game."

D'Souza added, "I respect their ruthlessness. If you look at Hillary, her political strategy is to doggedly move ahead and dare everybody else to bludgeon her to the ground and sit on her, otherwise she’s going to keep moving — you’ve got to respect that.”


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