Dinesh D’Souza’s new film “2000 Mules,” which premiered on Rumble and its subscription-based platform, Locals, on Saturday, May 7, 2022, made more than $1 million in less than twelve hours. The film’s Rumble and Locals box office grosses, which began on Saturday at noon, are strong enough to place “2000 Mules” in the projected top 10 for the weekend of May 6th to May 8th. Last Wednesday, high-profile supporters of former President Donald Trump attended a screening of the film at his Mar-a-Lago property in Florida.
“2,000 Mules” claims that thousands of individuals were hired to collect and drop off ballots at collection boxes in crucial swing states including Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin, skewing the 2020 election outcomes. According to the film, cell phone geolocation tracking data reveals people traveling to ballot drop-off sites numerous times between October 1 and Election Day 2020. However, “fact-checkers” such as the Associated Press and Politifact have found the charges to be false or misleading.
Locals President Assaf Lev stated, “Supporting creative independence is core to our values, and we are thrilled to offer creators a new way to distribute and sell movies independently.” D’Souza explained that “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.”
Rumble is a fast-growing, neutral video platform that is building the rails and infrastructure necessary to avoid cancel culture. Rumble’s goal is to return the Internet to its original state by making it free and open. In December 2021, the platform also announced the completion of a final business combination agreement with CF Acquisition Corp.