Michael Bay’s movie 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi has been enjoying a surge in home video sales following the RNC.
Since its digital release in May, 13 Hours has earned a staggering $40 million from DVD and Blu-Ray sales, digital purchases and rentals, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The film ultimately grossed $52 million domestically on its way to a $69.4 million worldwide haul.
The film — based on the September 2012 terror attack on the U.S. diplomatic compound in Benghazi, Libya that left four Americans dead — was released in theaters on January 15, just as the Republican and Democratic primary campaigns kicked into high gear.
The story of Benghazi played a prominent role at this year's RNC, with Benghazi survivors Mark Geist and John Tiegen giving prime-time speeches.
In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Paramount’s president of worldwide home media distribution said that "the gross could end up being on par with the box office," given the film's "broad appeal because it’s based on a true story of American heroes."