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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

Delightful Dilemma for the Kendrick Brothers

The Christian filmmakers' new movie passes one of their old ones at the box office...and yet another picture of theirs may be next to fall.

Priscilla Shirer on set during filming of "Overcomer."

Overcomer marks a box office milestone, moving up to 19th place all-time in the Christian genre with a total revenue haul of $33.5 million. That is enough to push it past Fireproof, the 2008 hit from Stephen Kendrick and Alex Kendrick, the brother team that co-wrote, produced and directed that one and this new one.

Overcomer is their sixth film and it focuses on the importance of finding our identity in Christ. The movie also features a strong cast of Christian actors, including Cameron Arnett, Shari Rigby, Priscilla Shirer, Aryn Wright-Thompson and, Mr. Jack of all trades, Alex Kendrick.

This will be its seventh weekend in release and it has a legitimate shot at moving farther up the all-time revenue list, needing about $1 million more to claim 18th place from - drumroll please - Courageous! That's the 2011 hit movie from the Kendrick Brothers. At this rate, they're going to own the whole list!

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