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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"The Least of These" off to a Solid Start at the Box Office

Updated: Feb 4, 2019

The faith-based film finishes just outside the top 25 in revenue in its debut weekend.

The Least of These, which opened Friday in the United States, tells the true story of Australian missionary Graham Staines and his ministry among lepers in India. It debuted in 440 theaters and brought in $312,000. That's good enough for 28th place overall, according to Box Office Mojo's preliminary tally for the weekend.

That outfit did not, however, count the Thursday night preview revenue, which breaks with standard practice. If that money is added in, the weekend total jumps to $455,000. While Christian Film Blog does not know for certain, we're guessing that that was not included because there was a special after-film presentation on Thursday night that slightly increased the cost per ticket; the theater count was significantly higher - 625 - that night as well, all of which would have skewed the opening weekend revenue total. But, again, that's just a guess.

This Aneesh Daniel-directed picture, which was shot on location in India, stars Christian actors Stephen Baldwin and Shari Rigby, as well as Bollywood's Sharman Joshi. You can check out our review via this link.


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