• Thomas Bonifield

"American Underdog" & "Redeeming Love" Bounced from Top-10

Updated: Feb 16

Significant drops in the number of theaters showing the two faith-based movies pull down their revenue at the weekend box office.

Zachary Levi plays Hall-of-Fame quarterback Kurt Warner in "American Underdog."
Zachary Levi plays Hall-of-Fame quarterback Kurt Warner in "American Underdog." Image: Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate.

In honor of the Los Angeles Rams' victory yesterday in the Super Bowl, we will start with American Underdog, the biopic about Christian athlete Kurt Warner, who led the then St. Louis Rams to the title back in the year 2000. The movie brought in $226,000 from Friday through Sunday, according to The Numbers website, putting it in 16th place overall at the box office.


This is the first time the picture from the Christian brother duo of Andrew Erwin and Jon Erwin has finished outside the weekend Top-10 since it released on Christmas Day. And that consistent performance has translated into solid overall revenue: $26.3 million in ticket sales so far.


Redeeming Love, which hit theaters in the second half of January, looks certain to come in much lower than that number whenever its theatrical run comes to an end. It landed in 12th position for the weekend with a $354,000 box office take, bringing its total revenue to $8.82 million.


Based on a Francine Rivers' novel by the same name, the movie dropped 45% of its theaters from the previous weekend and is now showing in fewer than 1,000 venues. American Underdog's theater count fell by 23%, but it is currently still playing on 1,131 screens, which comes despite the fact that it is already available for purchase in the digital format and will begin DVD and Blu-ray sales on February 22nd.