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‘Hillary’s America’: Why It Could Make a Big Impact on the Box Office (and the Election) — Reality Checks

21 June 2016 8:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Right wing conservatives finally have their answer to Michael Moore — with the box-office numbers to prove it.

After many years of conservative stumbles at the movies — i.e. “Michael Moore Hates America,” “Celsius 41.11,” “Cool It,” “Occupy Unmasked” — author-turned-filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza has blazed a trail of anti-progressive film propaganda that’s unmatched. In the last five years, D’Souza has scored the top two highest-grossing non-concert, non-Disney documentaries at the U.S. box office, 2012’s “Obama’s America” ($33.5 million) and 2014’s “America: Imagine the World Without Her” ($14.4 million). (Third place: Last year’s “Amy,” which earned $8.4 million.)

Read More: The Curious Saga of Dinesh D’Souza’s ‘America’ Continues

Put aside for a moment that D’Souza’s work has been called “fact-twisting, error-laden paranoia [and] the worst kind of smear journalism” (Columbia Journalism Review), a “laughable embarrassment” (Salon) and a “national disgrace” (The New York Times); in today’s challenging theatrical movie business, »

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