The brand new Christian film Breakthrough made a tidy $11 million on its opening weekend this Easter vacation, ending third within the home box-office behind the sturdy Shazam! and the shock minor horror hit Curse of La Llorona. The eight-figure take for Breakthrough is the best for a faith-based movie since I Can Solely Think about a 12 months in the past.
In case you account for its Wednesday and Thursday earnings, Breakthrough locked down virtually $15 million over the five-day Easter weekend. The $11 million three-day take, nonetheless, continues to be sturdy sufficient to outpace Christian hits like God’s Not Lifeless, Soul Surfer and Fireproof. (h/t Field Workplace Mojo)
CinemaScore, an internet site that tracks viewers reception of a given film, reported Breakthrough scored an “A” grade with audiences over Easter weekend. It’s additionally notable the viewers was 65 p.c feminine.
Subsequent weekend, competitors for Breakthrough heats up. Avengers: Endgame is predicted to attract one of many greatest opening-weekend crowds in historical past, however that may be excellent news for the religion flick, as Endgame might pull viewers away from Shazam! and place Breakthrough as counter-programming to all of the superhero spectacle.