Originally published at The Hollywood Reporter.
Dinesh D’Souza’s America soars more than 60 percent.
Dinesh D’Souza’s America, which expanded nationwide Wednesday after opening in Houston and Atlanta last weekend, prospered on Friday, soaring more than 60 percent day-over-day to $1 million. That compares, for example, to a 16 percent bump for Tammy. America is only playing in 1,100 locations, far fewer theaters than the other new holiday films.
America, placing No. 11, won’t match the $6.5 million nationwide launch of D’Souza’s hit documentary 2016: Obama’s America two years ago, but is nevertheless expected to pull in a respectable $4.5 million for the five days.
Lionsgate is distributing America, which debunks the narrative that the United States has been a force of evil across the world through a combination of historical re-creations and interviews with some of the country’s harshest critics, including former Weather Underground radical Bill Ayers.
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