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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

A Big Drop-Off at the Box Office for "Southern Gospel"

The Christian biopic loses more than 90% of its revenue in weekend number two after a similar sized reduction in its theater count.

Lead actor Max Ehrich shoots a scene during production of "Southern Gospel."
Lead actor Max Ehrich shoots a scene during production of "Southern Gospel." Image: Sunbreak Studios/from Instagram.

After starting with a limited release of 600 movie theaters in its debut a week ago, the distribution footprint for Southern Gospel fell to just 45 venues this past weekend, according to data from The Numbers website: that's a 92.5% drop. Not surprisingly, ticket revenue met with a similar fate: it fell to only $8,300 for the weekend, down from nearly $182,000 when it opened a week earlier, meaning a 95% fall.


The film, written and directed by Florida pastor Jeffrey Smith, tells the true story of 1960s rock musician Samuel Allen, who turned his back on a life of substance abuse and bitterness to become a committed Christian and gospel singer.


This picture features former The Young and the Restless cast member Max Ehrich in the role of Allen, and the Christian actor is supported by Katelyn Nacon and Gary Weeks. Southern Gospel is still playing a few locations and you find out where via this link to its website.



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