Originally published at PRNewswire.
Follow Up to 2016 Surprises Observers with A+ CinemaScore
America, the new docudrama from New York Times bestselling author Dinesh D’Souza and Academy-award winning producer Gerald R. Molen (Schindler’s List) once again surprised Hollywood with a 60% increase in box office on the 4th of July, making it the #9 movie in America on a per screen basis. The film took in an estimated $4 million over the five-day holiday weekend.
Overall, America placed 11th and met the expectations of experts by starting slow and building its audience, a move noticed by talk radio king Rush Limbaugh who noted “if its predecessor is any guide, the movie will start in a few theaters, it’ll grow, and then word-of-mouth is going to build it and build it. It’ll end up being huge in any number of theaters all over the country.”
Another surprise came in the form of a report from CinemaScore, the industry tracking service that grades viewer attitudes about movies they’ve just seen. America scored an unusual A+ with a 97 rating from filmgoers joining an elite group of 52 films which have included “Titanic,” “Driving Miss Daisy,” and “The King’s Speech.” The score contrasted sharply with unprecedented attacks on the film from critics including one review which labeled America the worst film in history and another which called for a boycott of the film.
“Thank you America,” said D’Souza. “We knew you would come through in support of our film and we’re delighted, humbled and honored by your reaction.”
“In our film we talk about the shaming of America and how progressive elites attempt to silence the average American,” noted producer Molen whose credits also include Jurassic Park and Minority Report. “True to form, some critics have attacked the film in ways that I’ve never seen before and yet actual filmgoers have given it the highest rating of any film this year. The people have spoken and we’re thrilled with their support and look forward to America‘s continued rollout.”
The film trailer and more information on America can be found at www.americathemovie.com.
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