The Yuletide film from the popular streaming show about the earthly ministry of Jesus nonetheless fell well short of its predecessor from a couple of years ago.
The lastest Christmas special from The Chosen generated an estimated $2.9 million in ticket sales from Friday through Sunday, putting it in seventh place overall at the weekend box office according to early projections from The Numbers website. Entitled Christmas with The Chosen: Holy Night, it released Tuesday and brought in $4.6 million total during its six-day limited engagement.
As we previously reported, the film combined the 2021 holiday release from the show - Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers - with The Shepherds, which is the pilot that launched the hit streaming series from creator/director Dallas Jenkins; this year's production also included musical performances from top Christian singers like Zach Williams and Brandon Lake, as well as Italian tenor Andrea Bocelli.
Though a Top-10 performance at the box office is always to the good, this production is a far cry from its 2021 predecessor: that film brought in $9.8 million in its first six days in theaters and finished with a total of $13.7 million at the end of its 14-day theatrical run, meaning it generated almost three times as much ticket revenue.