Galvanizing conservatives Dinesh D’Souza and John Sullivan’s documentary 2016: Obama’s America grossed a stellar $6.3 million as it expanded nationwide over the weekend, beating a trio of three new films.
The anti-Barack Obama film, opening last month in only a few theaters, now boasts a domestic cume of $9.2 million, the top gross of the year for a documentary (excluding nature films). Bully was the previous crownholder with $3.5 million.
Among other records, Obama’s America is now the top conservative documentary of all time, beating out Expelled: No Intelligence Allowed ($7.7 million).
Obama’s America — promoted heavily on talk radio and distributed by Rocky Mountain Pictures — timed its nationwide expansion to the Republican National Convention, which gets underway this week in Tampa, Fla.