The film about the deadly attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya has made millions this summer thanks to Donald Trump’s campaign.
After “13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” premiered in January, it made $52.9 million domestically and $69.4 million worldwide. However, the movie has made more than $40 million since being released for home entertainment — numbers that are “herolike,” according to the Hollywood Reporter.
“The gross could end up being on par with the box office,” Bob Buchi, Paramount’s president of worldwide home media distribution, said. “The movie is showing broad appeal because it’s based on a true story of American heroes.” (RELATED: Hillary Clinton Not Mentioned In New Film About Benghazi Attack)
“13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi” is centered around the September 2012 attack on the U.S. diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya, that left Chris Stevens and Sean Smith dead.
The mother of the one of the diplomats portrayed in the film spoke at the Republican National Convention in July, along with Mark Geist and John Tiegen — two of the security contractors who are depicted in the movie.
“The last time I talked to Sean, the night before the terrorist attack, he told me, ‘Mom, I am going to die,'” Patricia Smith told the crowd at the RNC. “All security had been pulled from the embassy, he explained. And when he asked why, he never received a response. Nobody listened. Nobody seemed to care. The very next day, he was murdered by radical Islamic terrorists.”
“To this day, I don’t even know why a computer guy like Sean was sent to Benghazi. That night, we lost sons, brothers, fathers and husbands. We lost four brave Americans, who made the ultimate sacrifice for the country they chose to serve. And the American people lost the truth.”
“For all of this loss, for all of this grief, for all of the citizens and the tragedy of Benghazi has brought upon America, I blame Hillary Clinton!”