Filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza announced that the documentary film “2000 Mules” is hitting theaters nationwide this weekend.
This wasn’t accomplished in the traditional way. Initially, D’Souza and Salem Media Group rented out approximately 300 theaters and the film was shown once on two days.
After more than $10 million in sales, it’s heading back to theaters as a “normal release.”
Having crossed $10 million in revenue, “2000 Mules” is now the most successful political documentary in a decade. I should know—it’s the most profitable and most talked-about documentary since my own “2016: Obama’s America,” released 10 years ago in 2012
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 12, 2022
“What happened is with the success of the movie, everyone talking about the movie, a lot of independent theaters began to call us. ‘Hey, why can’t we have this movie in the theater?’” D’Souza explained.
“’2000 Mules’ is, well, the phrase in the movie business is ‘going wide,’” he said. “I want to make it go wide so that everyone can see it.”
By popular demand “2000 Mules” is back in theaters this Friday. Plus I’m lowering the price on streaming and DVDs so every American can see this documentary. Details here! pic.twitter.com/Ze6eSx2tuk
— Dinesh D'Souza (@DineshDSouza) May 17, 2022
The documentary film “2000 Mules” has liberals worried as it allegedly exposes a ballot trafficking network of ballot harvesters across several swing states during the 2020 presidential election.
President Donald Trump released a trailer for the film, which is produced by D’Souza. The film follows a years-long investigation by election integrity group True The Vote.
The documentary is full of surveillance footage showing specific instances of people taking multiple ballots to drop boxes and making trips to several boxes around their states.
During its first weekend, D’Souza’s movie has made more than $1 million on streaming sites Rumble and its subscription-based platform.
This reportedly makes sales good enough to put the film in the estimated box office top ten for the weekend of May 6th to May 8th, according to Daily Wire.
“The success of ‘2000 Mules’ on Rumble is a great sign for creators who do not want to be silenced or censored for their speech,” D’Souza said.
“Supporting creative independence is core to our values, and we are thrilled to offer creators a new way to distribute and sell movies independently,” Locals President Assaf Lev added. Watch the trailer:
The film covers True The Vote’s Catherine Engelbrecht who says, “We have been working on something big. I’ve been working with Gregg Phillips,” Engelbrecht says. “He has a deep background in election intelligence.”
“True The Vote has the largest store of election intelligence for the 2020 elections in the world,” Phillips explains. “No one has more data than we do.”
“This is organized crime,” Phillips says.
D’Souza asks them next if they have “video evidence,” to which Phillips replies True The Vote has obtained “four million minutes of surveillance video around the country.”
As Phillips says this, some select clips of drop boxes in various places show different individuals shoving what appear to be multiple ballots into them.
After that, the trailer cuts back to the Salem hosts panel, where Engelbrecht is now briefing them on the findings of the True The Vote investigation. She plays a clip of one person she says traveled in one night alone to six different counties and more than 20 drop boxes, dropping ballots off at each of them. All of it is on camera, on surveillance video.
“It’s not a leap to say this would have made a difference” in the outcome of the election, Phillips says after D’Souza posits whether the margins could have been affected by this activity.
Upcoming on May 4, Trump will host a premiere at his luxurious Palm Beach resort Mar-a-Lago in south Florida. Also, on May 7, there will be a virtual premiere where up to a quarter million can purchase tickets to watch across the country. The film will hit select theaters on May 2 and more information on it is available 2000mules.com or TrueTheVote.org.