A Strong 2nd Weekend for "Run the Race"
The Christian film from executive producer Tim Tebow rides an increased theater count to a good showing at the box office.
Run the Race brought in $1.3 million from Friday through Sunday, according to preliminary numbers from Box Office Mojo, putting it at number 16 overall, down from 10th place in its debut weekend. That strong showing is due in part to a 26% increase in the number of theaters showing the film, which now stands at 1,075.
Though the revenue is still down approximately 39% from opening weekend, that is a slightly better relative performance than for the number one film, How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World, which is also in its second weekend and fell off 45%. It nevertheless brought in a whopping $30 million, but the percentages speak to the strength of the showing by Run the Race, which, being a faith-based film, is in a completely different weight class compared to the animated sequel.
Run the Race stars Tanner Stine and Evan Hofer as brothers struggling with hardship and leaning on each other, their athletic talent and ultimately their faith in Christ. Directed by Chris Dowling, the movie has a strong supporting cast, including Frances Fisher, Kristoffer Polaha, Kelsey Reinhardt, Mario Van Peebles and Mykelti Williamson.