Tim Tebow's first film had a big opening weekend in the United States. Unfortunately, you'll need to travel to that country to see it.
Tim Tebow co-produced Run the Race with his brother, and it opened in 853 theatres in the USA. However, it has not been released in Canada.
Crowds flocked to the film, which brought in $2.2 million on its opening weekend. That was good enough for number 10 on the weekend list.
While the film has only a 38% from critics on movie website Rotten Tomatoes, 88% of moviegoers reviewed it positively.
The movie features two brothers struggling after the death of their mother. "Reeling from his mother’s death and his father’s abandonment, Zach, an All-State athlete, finds glory on the football field, working to earn a college scholarship and the brothers’ ticket out of town.
"When a devastating injury puts Zach—and his dreams—on the sidelines, David laces up his track cleats to salvage their future and point Zach toward hope."
Tebow told CBN News that the story attracted him to the project.
"I think it has to do with the story. My goal was never, honestly, to get into the movie industry. And it's still not, really. It was more about being able to tell the story. When we read the script, it impacted me. I was crying and I showed it to my family and they were crying," Tebow said.