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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

A Top-5 Finish at the Weekend Box Office for "Jesus Revolution"

Updated: Mar 7, 2023

The Erwin Brothers' film follows up its strong debut with another good showing.

Jonathan Roumie appears in a scene from "Jesus Revolution."
Jonathan Roumie appears in a scene from "Jesus Revolution." Image: Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate/from Instagram.

Jesus Revolution has broken through the $30-million threshold in total ticket sales after just its second weekend in release, with a fifth-place finish overall at the box office, according to The Numbers website. The picture from Christian filmmakers Andrew and Jon Erwin brought in an $8.47 million from Friday through Sunday, down 47% from its impressive inaugural weekend.

The movie, which stars Jonathan Roumie, Kelsey Grammer and Joel Courtney, tells the true story of the so-called Jesus movement from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Based on a book by prominent pastor Greg Laurie -who came to faith at the time - it details the last major revival in America.

Jesus Revolution is already the second highest grossing movie of the Erwin Brothers' impressive lineup of films, which includes American Underdog, I Still Believe and Woodlawn. This new picture still trails I Can Only Imagine, their 2018 breakout hit about the eponymous song from the Christian band Mercy Me and its lead singer Bart Millard. That movie brought in $86 million from theaters worldwide and, as good as Jesus Revolution's first two weeks have been, will almost certainly not relinquish its top spot.


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