• Thomas Bonifield

Good Start for "Overcomer"

The Christian film brings in the revenue and scores a coveted top rating from moviegoers.

"Overcomer" gets an "A+" rating in a CinemaScore poll. Image: CinemaScore/Instagram.

A strong opening night for Overcomer, the latest movie from Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick. The picture brought in an estimated $3 million on Friday, putting it in third place overall at the box office, according to The Numbers. And audiences really loved it: in a poll conducted by market research firm CinemaScore, they gave it their hightest rating, an "A+."

This is the most anticipated Christian movie of the year and the Kendrick Brothers are the number one filmmaking team in the faith-based genre, so it should do well. We were predicting it could bring in as much as $13 million for the weekend, which now looks like it will be way off the mark; that being said, Box Office Mojo has upped its forecast from $4.5 - $5.5 million orginally to $8 million now. Though well short of what we guessed, it would still be a good number against the film's production budget of $5 million.

That CinemaScore rating won't hurt its prospects either, that's for sure. Check back with Christian Film Blog Sunday night for an update on the debut weekend box office tally.