The faith-based film Overcomer opened at No. 2 in Brazil last month, demonstrating once again that Christian movies have a reach far beyond the borders of the United States.
Overcomer finished in second place the weekend of Nov. 21-24 with a gross of $464,273, trailing only Disney’s Maleficent: Mistress of Evil ($540,199) but leading Joker ($384,603), The Addams Family ($318,690) and Dora and the Lost City of Gold ($290,666), according to BoxOfficeMojo.com.
Overcomer was playing in 426 Brazil theaters.
“Many people are coming to Jesus!” Alex Kendrick, the film’s director, tweeted about the movie’s success in Brazil. He wrote, “One theater had 100 people make a decision for Christ on the first day!!! Praise the Lord!!!”
Praise God!!! Overcomer is #1 in Brazil! Many people are coming to Jesus! One theater had 100 people make a decision for Christ on the first day!!! Praise the Lord!!! @OvercomerMovie
— Alex Kendrick (@AlexHKendrick) November 22, 2019
The movie grossed $34,712,782 in the U.S., where it opened at No. 3 and stayed in the Top 10 for five weeks. Although it’s still in theaters in foreign markets, it released on digital platforms in the U.S. Nov. 26 and will release on Blu-ray and DVD Dec. 17.
It was the sixth movie from the filmmaking brother tandem of Alex and Stephen Kendrick, who also were behind the…
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