Believe it or not, that new documentary, which opened earlier this month (I covered it here), based on Dinesh D'Souza's widely-mocked article and book claiming Obama learned his anti-Americanism at the foot of his anti-colonial Commie long-dead and barely known father (and carries it forward today) has proven to be a dark horse hit. I had wondered what was going on last week when I saw it was playing at my local mall theater. Now it's expanding to over 1,000 theaters and is leading the U.S. in advanced ticket sales, as judged by Fandango. D'Souza even co-directed the film.
UPDATED Sunday, August 25: It's the surprise hit of the weekend, with over $6 million in ticket sales, passing two big films from Hollywood and nearly cracking the top 5 for weekend box office. Well-organized turnout, a la Mel Gibson's Christ film. Still: preaching to the converted. I'm sure you will want to see the trailer:
Thursday, August 23, 2012
D'Souza Film a Surprise Hit
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