JESUS REVOLUTION Hits New Domestic Box Office Record for Lionsgate
By Movieguide® Contributor
JESUS REVOLUTION continues to prove that faith-centered movies do well at the box office as it marks Lionsgate’s highest-grossing domestic release since KNIVES OUT in 2019.
JESUS REVOLUTION has earned $39,453,451 at the domestic box office, surpassing the previous record holder, THE HITMAN’S WIFE’S BODYGUARD (2021), which made $38,014,727 domestically.
KNIVES OUT (2019), a murder mystery movie, brought in $165,364,060 domestically.
JESUS REVOLUTION will hit the worldwide box office over the next month, releasing in Singapore, Indonesia, Australia and New Zealand.
The movie’s success as Lionsgate’s highest-grossing domestic release in three years shows that Christians will support entertainment that promotes and honors faith and family values.
Movieguide® previously reported on JESUS REVOLUTION’s success and the impact Christians can have at the box office:
Movieguide®, however, knows that content that promotes strong biblical values scores at the box office, as evidenced by this impressive opening weekend. Christians will show up and purchase tickets for their entire family when they can be assured that a movie contains little to no excessive content and will honor the values they preach in their own homes.
Part of Movieguide®’s review for JESUS REVOLUTION reads:
JESUS REVOLUTION is incredibly well made and interesting, with many scenes of intense jeopardy and many scenes featuring inspiring, uplifting, well-written Christian presentations and expressions of the Gospel. MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution because the movie accurately presents the drug scene from an impartial viewpoint that might be attractive to younger children. JESUS REVOLUTION also shows the mother’s constant drunkenness and philandering. It even has a very clear negative representation of uptight older Christians and parents. These are part of the fabric of the true stories in JESUS REVOLUTION, stories which, to an amazing degree, have been made into an exciting movie, but these negative elements demand caution.
Movieguide® has previously reported on the major market for faith-based movies that Hollywood frequently ignores:
Director Brent McCorkle, who is co-directing the upcoming faith movie JESUS REVOLUTION, recently shared how Hollywood is catching on to what Christian audiences want to see on screen.
JESUS REVOLUTION stars THE CHOSEN’s Jonathan Roumie, Kelsey Grammer, Joel Courtney, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley.
“Most of the people in the flyover states believe in God, and they have faith in Jesus,” McCorkle told Christian Headlines in a recent interview. “There’s a lot of us. It’s an underserved market.”
However, as more faith-based movies excel at the box office, 2020’s I STILL BELIEVE and 2021’s AMERICAN UNDERDOG, Hollywood knows that there is a major market for faith-filled movies.
“… I think Hollywood is slowly waking up to that there’s kind of this sleeping giant out there, as far as this content could play for a lot of people,” McCorkle added. “And I really think we’re also coming into a place where people are going to be more receptive to faith-genre films that are well done.”
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