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  • Writer's pictureThomas Bonifield

"Unsung Hero" Crosses the $20-Million Threshold in Ticket Revenue

The picture from the Erwin Brothers also claims a spot in the Top-20 at the weekend box office.

Lead actress Daisy Betts films a scene during production of "Unsung Hero."
Lead actress Daisy Betts films a scene during production of "Unsung Hero." Image: Kingdom Story Company/Lionsgate.

The coming-to-America story of the Smallbone family generated nearly $130,000 in theaters from Friday through Sunday, putting it in 20th place overall, according to The Numbers website. That brings the faith-based film's total revenue haul to almost $20.2 million after 38 days in release.

Rooting for all Christion pictures, we are pleased to acknowledge that we were wrong when we predicted last week that it was unlikely to cross that threshold. Furthermore, with a box office over three times its $6-million production budget, Unsung Hero is a success by any measure. It also began it international release this week and will roll out for digital home entertainment in North American starting on June 11th, meaning there is more revenue to come.


Co-written and co-directed by Joel Smallbone of For King & Country fame, it follows his family's journey from Australia to America, where several members have gone on to success in the Christian music industry. The movie features a strong cast of Believers, including Lucas Black, Candace Cameron Bure and Smallbone himself, who plays the part of his father, David. It is also the latest production from Kingdom Story Company and its founders, Andrew and Jon Erwin, both of whom executive produced the film.

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