"Unplanned" Goes International
The pro-life Christian film will be released next month in Australia and New Zealand.
Unplanned seems to go from strength to strength. Having debuted this week at number one in DVD sales for a drama on Amazon.com, 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.