Dinesh D'Souza film on Democratic Party and its presidential nominee keeps grip on no. 1
Who is the real Hillary Clinton? Purple-suited menace or white-suited savior?
Dinesh D'Souza's campaign for box office domination seems to be going better than Donald Trump's campaign for President.
The conservative pundit's film, Hillary's America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party, easily retained its position as the top documentary at the box office, raking in another $328,625 over the weekend, according to audience measurement firm Rentrak.
Hillary's America has now crossed the $12 mil. mark in total box office earnings, far and away the best performance by any nonfiction film this year.
As noted in previous box office reports on this site, Hillary's America bashes the Democratic Party for repeatedly being on the wrong side of history [on such issues as slavery and the treatment of Native Americans]. Critics, however, have derided the film as poorly executed and shallow in its historical analysis [the film does not explain that the reactionary forces who once held sway in the Democratic Party now find a comfortable home in the Republican Party].
The top three docs at the box office were unchanged from the last few weeks: Hillary's America followed by the IMAX space film A Beautiful Planet and Gleason, about former NFL player Steve Gleason's battle with ALS.
Two music-themed films rounded out the top five, according to Rentrak: Eat That Question, about the late recording artist Frank Zappa, and The Music of Strangers: Yo-Yo Ma and the Silk Road Ensemble, directed by Oscar-winning filmmaker Morgan Neville.
Matthew Carey is a documentary filmmaker and journalist. His work has appeared on Deadline.com, CNN, CNN.com, TheWrap.com, NBCNews.com and in Documentary magazine.