Michael Bay's '13 Hours' gets huge sales boost as election nears

August 5, 2016 12:36 PM

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"13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi," Michael Bay’s film about the 2012 attack on the U.S. embassy in Libya, is enjoying a huge spike in home video sales thanks, apparently, to Donald Trump and his criticism of Hillary Clinton’s role in the tragedy.

"13 Hours" did OK at the U.S. box office when it was released last January, earning $52.9 million. But its distributor Paramount has been taken aback by the fact that since it was released digitally in May, and on Blu-ray/DVD in June, the film has grossed almost $40 million, a colossal return for it...

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