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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Unplanned" Goes International

The pro-life Christian film will be released next month in Australia and New Zealand.

Lead actress Ashley Bratcher in a scene from "Unplanned."

Unplanned seems to go from strength to strength. Having debuted this week at number one in DVD sales for a drama on, word comes today that the film will next play Down Under. An internet-based platform called Fanforce is teaming up with about 100 theaters in Australia and New Zealand for a mid-September release.

That may not sound like a lot, but the film only made it into 49 theaters in Canada and still managed to generate $900,000 in revenue. It performed well in the U.S., too, earning $18.1 million at the box office for a North American total of $19 million. And it did that on a budget of $6 million and in the face of concerted efforts at suppression both in America and north of the border.

From the writer/director duo of Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon, the picture is based on a memoir of the same name from Abby Johnson, a former abortion clinic director who became an outspoken right-to-life advocate. It stars Christian actresses Ashley Bratcher, in the role of Johnson, and Robia Scott, who plays her boss and then nemesis at the clinic.


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