NEW YORK – This weekend, Dinesh D’Souza’s documentary film, “America: Imagine the World Without Her,” earned an estimated $2.4 million to surpass Michael Moore’s genre-defining film, “Roger & Me,” en route to becoming the 7th-highest grossing political documentary of all time.
“America” was up 31 percent on Friday (from its previous Friday box office), grossing an estimated $947,000 on Saturday in 1,105 movie theaters nationwide to place “America” at No. 12 overall in the domestic film marketplace.
Through Saturday, “America” had grossed a cumulative total of $8,267,980, achieving the unusual feat of becoming a film that grosses virtually as much in the second week of distribution as in the first, instead of dropping off some 30 to 40 percent as is typical in the film industry.
“‘America’ is a juggernaut that is building,” co-writer and co-producer of the film John Sullivan told WND when the box-office results became available on Sunday.
Controversy swirled last week after WND broke the story on Monday that the retail giant Costco had made a decision to pull D’Souza’s book “America: Imagine a World Without Her” on July 1, the day before D’Souza’s film was scheduled to open in movie theaters over the July 4 weekend.
The next day, on Tuesday, WND reported Costco gave in to pressure from irate customers and decided to reverse its decision, placing with the publisher Regnery a re-order for 25,000 copies to be delivered as soon as possible.
While Costco estimated that only some 20 stores nationwide still had copies of “America” that had not yet been returned, copies are scheduled to be in all Costco stores nationwide within two weeks.
In an appearance on Fox News this weekend on Mike Huckabee’s show, politically conservative Oscar-winning Jon Voight expressed his concern for the future of the United States, while endorsing D’Souza’s book “America” and encouraging the television audience to see the film by the same name:
On Sunday, D’Souza’s book “America” was ranked the No. 1 bestselling book on Amazon.com, a rank the D’Souza book has maintained since the Costco controversy broke last week.
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