• Thomas Bonifield

Top-10 Box Office Finish for "Show Me the Father"

Updated: Sep 13

The inaugural documentary from the Kendrick Brothers performs well at theaters in its debut weekend.

A digital poster for the Kendrick Brothers' documentary "Show Me the Father."
A digital poster for the Kendrick Brothers' documentary "Show Me the Father." Image: Affirm Films.

Alex Kendrick and Stephen Kendrick have to be happy with the preliminary box office numbers for their new film, Show Me the Father. According to Box Office Mojo, it brought in $700,000 from Friday through Sunday, claiming ninth place overall.


While that is nowhere near the number one movie - a Disney superhero picture that brought in $35 million - it looks pretty good in context: this is a faith-based film, it also happens to be a documentary, and it opened in just 1,073 theaters, as opposed to the 4,300 venues playing that Disney flick. And it also got a rare A+ rating from CinemaScore, a market research company that conducts audience surveys on opening night of theatrical movie releases.


Show Me the Father tells five real-life stories of fathers in an effort to draw attention to the perfect fatherhood of God, and it features renowned pastor Tony Evans, former NFL running back Eddie George and the adoption journey of Stephen Kendrick's daughter from China. This link to the movie's website will help you find a theater in your area.