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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable" winds down

Updated: Aug 5, 2019

The theater count for this documentary about the professional Christian surfer drops under 30, but it still finishes in the Top-50 at the box office.

Bethany Hamilton with her husband and son. Image from "Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable"/Instagram.

Bethany Hamilton: Unstoppable brought in $8,700 over the weekend, which 70% lower than a week ago, according to The Numbers. That fall is surely related to the fact that the film is now playing in just 24 theaters as it heads into its fourth week in release. The picture nevertheless managed come in 48th place overall from Friday through Sunday.

From director and cinematographer Aaron Lieber, the documentary tracks Hamilton's incredible and inspiring journey from her teenage years, when she lost an arm in a shark attack while surfing in her native Hawaii, up through her fulfilling her dream of becoming a professional surfer. It also focuses on the personal aspects of the 29-year old's life as a wife, mother and devout follower of Christ, which is the undergirding of everything she does.


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