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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

A Strong Opening Extends the Theatrical Run for "Route 60: The Biblical Highway"

This travel log documentary follows former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo along the famous road through Israel.

Former American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Jerusalem in a scene from "Route 60:  The Biblical Highway."
Former American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visits Jerusalem in a scene from "Route 60: The Biblical Highway." Image: Fathom Events.

The filmmakers behind Route 60: The Biblical Highway and their distribution partners at Fathom Events are evidently quite pleased with the film's performance during its two-day limited engagement, because they have now doubled it. The picture will show in theaters nationwide for two additional days: today and tomorrow (Wednesday, September 20th and Thursday, September 21st).


The documentary follows Mike Pompeo and former U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman as they travel Israel's famous Route 60 from Nazareth in the north to Beersheba in the south, with stopovers along the way - including in Jerusalem - as they visit Biblical sites that are significant to both Christians and Jews.

Moviegoers turned out in particularly good numbers on Monday and Tuesday, helping the picture generate more than $1.6 million in ticket sales, according to The Numbers website, and putting it in the top five films overall both days. As a point of reference, the top faith-based movie at the box office this past weekend - Camp Hideout - brought in just under $500,000 to finish in 15th place from Friday through Sunday, which is not only one extra day, but is also a significantly busier time for theaters than the weekdays during which Route 60: The Biblical Highway showed. In other words, the documentary's strong performance made a two-day extension an easy decision.


If you would like to check it out, you can find a venue near you and purchase tickets via this link to Fathom Events website. In the meantime, the trailer below will give you a better sense of what to expect.



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