• Thomas Bonifield

"Breakthrough" Does Well, All Things Considered

With one movie sucking up a staggering 90% of the entire weekend box office, the Christian film's fourth place number is a good one.

Actor Mike Colter in a scene from "Breakthrough."

Breakthrough brought in $6.8 million in its second weekend in release, according to preliminary tallies from The Numbers, putting it's total haul so far at $26.6 million. The big story, of course, was the off-the-charts performance of superhero flick Avengers: Endgame, which debuted with the best domestic performance ever - $357 million - and eclipsed 20 box office records, according to Box Office Mojo. Yikes!


Breakthrough, from Christian producer DeVon Franklin, has put up relatively strong numbers heretofore, though they trail those of Miracles from Heaven, a similar film from a few years ago. Also a Franklin-produced picture and based on a true story, that movie made $34 million through its second weekend and finished with a total of $61.7 million domestically by the end of its theatrical run. Barring something unforeseen, Breakthrough is likely to come up short of that number.


The film, which tells the true story of a teenage boy who was miraculously brought back to life through the power of prayer, stars Chrissy Metz, Topher Grace, Josh Lucas, Marcel Ruiz, Mike Colter and Dennis Haysbert and has a powerhouse soundtrack that features four Grammy-winning performers, including country music star Carrie Underwood and Christian rapper Lecrae.

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