Jesus Revolution easily beat Hollywood’s expectations for its opening weekend, exceeding box office estimates by more than twofold.
The Christian-themed comedy-drama, starring Kelsey Grammer, grossed $15.9 million at the weekend box office, finishing at No. 3. Analysts had expected the Lionsgate release to earn between $6 million and $7 million on its first weekend.
Jesus Revolution has benefited from enthusiastic word-of-mouth, with moviegoers giving it an A+ Cinemascore rating. The movie even managed to win over some mainstream movie critics, who praised the movie’s warmth and unexpected sense of humor.
As Breitbart News reported, the movie opened on the heels of one of the largest Christian revivals in recent years — the Asbury Revival, which saw an estimated 50,000 Gen Z’ers participate in song and prayer over a multi-week period at Asbury University in…