Top-10 Box-Office Finish for "The Girl Who Believes in Miracles"
Updated: Apr 7
The new movie with Kevin Sorbo turns in a solid performance in its debut weekend.
Goodbye, coronavirus-related closures...Hello, box-office numbers! Okay, we realize not all of the movie-theater closures are behind us yet, but for the first time in more than a year, we have some financial performance data for a faith-based film! And we're happy to say it's decent news.
The Girl Who Believes in Miracles claimed sixth place overall at the weekend box office according to The Numbers: for the Friday-through-Sunday period, it brought in a total of $546,000. The movie played in 640 theaters, giving it an average of $853 per venue, which is good enough for fifth highest in that category. Considering it was up against big-budget fare like Godzilla vs. King Kong, Tom and Jerry, and Raya and the Last Dragon, that's not a bad showing.
The picture, which stars Christian actor Kevin Sorbo, Oscar-winner Mira Sorvino and child actor Austyn Johnson, tells the story of a girl whose prayers are answered in a miraculous way and have a profound impact on the residents of her small town. You can find out if it's playing at a movie theater in your area via this link to the film's website.
UPDATE: April 6, 2021 - We have some clarifying details to share from George M. Mercier, who co-wrote The Girl Who Believes in Miracles. He tells Christian Film Blog that because of coronavirus restrictions, they were only allowed to sell 25% of the seats in the theaters where the movie played, which worked out to about 40 tickets per screen. That being said, Mercier reports they "sold every ticket that was available." We're hoping and praying such a good showing translates into an increased theater count going forward.