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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

A Strong Debut Weekend for "Jesus Revolution"

Updated: Feb 27, 2023

The faith-based film scores a top rating from audiences and turns in good numbers at the box office as well.

Kelsey Grammer (right) and Jonathan Roumie (2nd from right) appear in a scene from "Jesus Revolution."
Kelsey Grammer (right) and Jonathan Roumie (2nd from right) appear in a scene from "Jesus Revolution." Image: Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate.

Jesus Revolution landed in third place at the weekend box office, bringing in $15.8 million, according to The Numbers website, which said that performance gives the film the "4th best opening of 2023 so far." That finish is all the more impressive in light of the fact that this picture released in just 2,475 theaters, fewer than any other picture in the top six.


"Jesus Revolution" was awarded an A+ rating from opening-night audiences, accroding to CinemaScore.
"Jesus Revolution" was awarded an A+ rating from opening-night audiences. Image: CinemaScore/from Instagram.

No doubt equally satisfying for Kingdom Story Company and Lionsgate - the studios behind this movie - it received an A+ rating from CinemaScore, the research outfit that polls moviegoers on opening night. That means that co-director Jon Erwin, who with his older sibling Andrew forms the Erwin Brothers filmmaking duo, is now the first director ever to win that top rating for four films; the others are Woodlawn, I Can Only Imagine, and American Underdog.


Jesus Revolution tells the true story of the last great revival in America and stars Jonathan Roumie, Joel Courtney, and Kelsey Grammer. Set in late 1960s Southern California, where the so-called Jesus Movement began, it follows the coming to faith of then teenager Greg Laurie, who is now a prominent pastor and the author of the book on which this film is based.



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