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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Big George Foreman" Lands in the Top-15 at the Weekend Box Office

Updated: May 9, 2023

The biopic about the former heavyweight champion boxer nevertheless struggles to draw large audiences to theaters.

Khris Davis and Jasmine Mathews appear in a scene from "Big George Foreman."
Khris Davis and Jasmine Mathews appear in a scene from "Big George Foreman." Image: Affirm Films.

Weekend number two on the big screen saw a dramatic drop in ticket revenue for Big George Foreman: The Miraculous Story of the Once and Future Heavyweight Champion of the World. It brought in $824,000 from Friday through Sunday, according to Box Office Mojo, down more than 70% compared to its inaugural weekend; somewhere closer a 50% fall-off is more typical.

That was still good enough, however, for 12h place overall, meaning it managed to hold steady in the same position from a week ago. That performance brings total revenue to $4.6 million.

This movie from Affirm Films, Sony Pictures' faith-based division, tells Foreman's life story, following his incredible journey from the heights and depths of the boxing world to the pulpit and then back to the top of the fight game at a record-setting 45 years of age, when he was crowned world champion for the second time.

Despite a compelling story and a good cast, including Khris Davis as the eponymous lead and Oscar-winner Forest Whitaker in a supporting role, the picture has not delivered, dramatically underperforming other recent Christian movies at the box office, as we previously reported.


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