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  • Thomas Bonifield

"I Heard the Bells" Goes 3-for-3 in Box Office Top-10 Finishes

Updated: Dec 19, 2022

Another good weekend for the faith-based Christmas movie despite a significant drop in theaters.

Stephen Atherholt plays the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "I Heard the Bells."
Stephen Atherholt plays the poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in "I Heard the Bells." Image: Sight & Sound Films.

I Heard the Bells claimed the tenth spot at the box office from Friday through Sunday, according to The Numbers website, bringing in $310,000. That means it has finished in the Top-10 each of its three weekends in release and now sports total revenue of nearly $5 million; this latest performance came even though it lost 63% of its venues from the previous weekend and is showing on just 426 screens.


The first feature film from the Christian theater company Sight & Sound, the picture draws its name from the famous poem Christmas Bells, written by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow during the American Civil War. The picture tells the story of the rekindling of his Christian faith after a family tragedy caused him to waver and temporarily stop writing.


I Heard the Bells is scheduled to run through December 22nd and this link to the website of distributor Fathom Events will allow you to purchase tickets to a theater in your area.



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