Jesus Revolution has exceeded expectations at the box office.
The film took in an estimated $15.525 million this weekend (including pre-release awareness screenings), significantly overperforming pre-release tracking. Before the weekend, estimates for the film showed the film opening in the $6-7M range.
"I can't wait for people to see it. I can't wait for the conversations after, and then I can't wait to see what keeps happening," said director Jon Erwin in an earlier interview.
The opening weekend audience gave the film a 99% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and an A+ CinemaScore, setting a record for the director, Jon Erwin.
The release of Jesus Revolution marks the first time in history that a director (Jon Erwin) has scored four A+ CinemaScore Grades since the company publicly released the results in 1986.
“Jon Erwin has now achieved four A+ CinemaScores, more than any other filmmaker since we have been compiling data. For a director to achieve that accomplishment once is a rarity. But to hit that mark four times is not only an incredible distinction — it's unprecedented. Congratulations to Jon and Brent McCorkle and the entire team at Kingdom Story Company,” said Harold Mintz, president of CinemaScores.
Jon Erwin’s four A+ CinemaScore films are:
- I Can Only Imagine (with Andrew Erwin)
- American Underdog (with Andrew Erwin)
- Jesus Revolution (with Brent McCorkle)
- Woodlawn (with Andrew Erwin)
Jesus Revolution is officially out in 2475 theatres across North America.