Lionsgate recently released a faith-based movie that premiered on 249 screens on 1st October 2021.
The movie is called “The Jesus Music” and it grossed $560k in the first week, an impressive feat, especially for a faith-based movie. What is more notable is that the movie has a per-screen average of $2,248. This figure is quite huge for a movie that posts over 200 runs not to talk of a documentary.
The Jesus Music is the second-best premiere in the faith-based category of specialty box office so far in 2021. After the initial success of the movie, 20 additional locations went on to screen the movie the weekend after the premiere.
About “The Jesus Music”
The Jesus Music is a documentary that reveals the untold story of “Jesus Music.” It goes way back to the humble beginnings of this type of music at “Calvary Chapel,” Costa Mesa in California. The documentary then reveals the transformation of Jesus Music in the gargantuan Christian Contemporary Music industry we know today.
This documentary is a truly captivating story that captures the story of Christian Music in America from the 1960s. By watching this movie, you can understand how this style of music blossomed to become the worldwide phenomenon that it is today.
Who is Involved?
The famous Erwin Brothers (I Still Believe, I Can Only Imagine, and American Underdog: The Kurt Warner Story) directed The Jesus Music. Most viewers of this project consider it to be a special love letter to fans of Christian Contemporary Music. It features some of the gospel artists that many Christian Contemporary Music fans consider as legends. They include Kirk Franklin, Lauren Daigle, Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and TobyMac.
These artists give their personal experiences, triumphs, and challenges as they made their way through the industry. They also tell of their sacrifices, passion, and stories of redemption to inspire viewers all over the world.
What People Think About “The Jesus Music”
When a movie like this hits the big screens, people want to share their thoughts about it. The Jesus Music is no different and it has excelled both on Cinema Score and Rotten Tomatoes. On the former, it has an “A” score while on Rotten Tomatoes, it has an audience score of 98%.
Asides from these platforms, several other critics and press platforms have given their reviews about the movie. Some of them include CBN, FORBES, LA TIMES, Good Christian Fun podcast, and Religion News Service. Others include The Catholic Faith Network, Billboard, and The Christian Post. Both Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant have many several appearances on national media to talk about the movie.