- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 28, 2016

Conservative filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza officially has cinematic bragging rights with his new movie. “Hillary’s America: The Secret History of the Democratic Party” is the highest-grossing documentary of the year to date at the U.S. box office.

Mr. D’Souza’s third foray into film has earned $5.2 million in 12 days. The last documentary to rake in as much cash was the Amy Winehouse documentary “Amy,” released July 3, 2015. That film grossed $8.4 million in the U.S. over the course of 28 weeks.

“Oh no! IndieWire is calling me the new Michael Moore! Did I just lose 50 IQ points? Say it ain’t so!” Mr. D’Souza joked on his Facebook page on Wednesday.

“Hillary’s America” analyzes the claim that Democrats represent economic opportunity, social justice and racial equality. The film also explores Mrs. Clinton’s time as President Obama’s secretary of state.

The Hollywood Reporter noted Wednesday that Mr. D’Souza’s film now sits at No. 10 on the all-time list of political documentaries.

Other projects by the conservative author include “2016: Obama’s America” in 2012 and “America” in 2014. The films made $37 million and $15 million, respectively.

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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