• Thomas Bonifield

A Big Drop at the Box Office for "Show Me the Father"

The documentary from the Kendrick Brothers takes a major step backward in its second weekend in theaters.

Stephen Kendrick and his wife, Jill, in a scene from "Show Me the Father."
Stephen Kendrick and his wife, Jill, in a scene from "Show Me the Father." Image: Affirm Films.

Show Me the Father, from Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, the top filmmakers in the Christian genre, endured a significant fall in revenue at the weekend box office. After a strong debut, the Georgia brothers' inaugural documentary brought in just $365,000 from Thursday through Sunday, according to preliminary data from The Numbers website.


That is down nearly 50% from the previous weekend and it puts the movie in 12th place overall, which is three spots lower than when it debuted. The film uses testimonials from prominent Christians like Pastor Tony Evans, former professional football player Eddie George and the Kendrick Brothers themselves as a window onto the perfect fatherhood of God.


According to a social media post from Affirm Films, the movie's distributor, this is the last week to see it in theaters and you can get tickets via this link to their website. If you are unable take this one in but love the Kendrick Brothers, you'll be heartened to know they are releasing Courageous Legacy nationwide this Friday, September 24th, in honor of the 10th anniversary of Courageous, the original film.