• Thomas Bonifield

"American Underdog" Moves up to Number 4 at the Box Office

Updated: Jan 4

The faith-based picture about Hall-of-Fame football player Kurt Warner makes it back-to-back weekends in the Top-5.

Zachary Levi (left) and Dennis Quaid portray Kurt Warner and coach Dick Vermeil, respectively, in "American Underdog."
Zachary Levi (left) and Dennis Quaid portray Kurt Warner and coach Dick Vermeil, respectively, in "American Underdog." Image: Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate.

Another strong showing for American Underdog, as the sports biopic claimed fourth place overall at the box office this weekend, up one spot from its debut on Christmas weekend. It delivered $3.9 million from Friday through Sunday, according to data from The Numbers website, down 33% from the nearly $5.9 million it brought in a week ago.


This movie about Christian athlete Kurt Warner's rise to greatness is the latest production from the Erwin Brothers - Andrew and Jon - who co-directed the picture and are among the top filmmakers in the faith-based genre, with movies like I Can Only Imagine and I Still Believe to their credit. Based on Warner's book All Things Possible, this film stars Zachary Levi as Warner and features Anna Paquin and Dennis Quaid in the other leading roles.


American Underdog is the Erwins' second feature in their partnership with Hollywood studio Lionsgate - I Still Believe being the first - and it has brought in approximately $14.8 million through two weekends in theaters. That's a respectable figure - though not an outstanding one - in the current virus-challenged environment, as audiences begin to gradually turn out in larger numbers.