“The Chosen” is the first multiple-season TV show about Jesus Christ.
While it has broken a few records, it might just have smashed the most unbelievable one ever. The movie has become the bestselling of all time by its distributor, “Fathom Events.”
“Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers” is the title of the movie and it features some of the actors from “The Chosen.” It is no secret that Fathom Events is the eleventh-largest distributor of movies to theaters since its establishment seventeen years ago.
What People Had to Say about The Chosen Christmas Film
Boxoffice Pro reports that Ray Nutt, the CEO of Fathom Events, said they knew that there was something special about the title. In his words, “We are grateful for the passionate fans of The Chosen and our exhibitor partners who accommodated demand by adding showtimes and locations. We are all partners on this journey to claim the [No. 1] spot as Fathom’s bestselling event, ever!”
The original plan of Fathom Events was to show the movie in certain selected theaters for just two nights. Due to the positive response to the movie, it extended the showing period to December 10. Interestingly, the movie shattered the existing record for the distributor within hours of the tickets going on sale. There were over 1.5 million tickets sold within the first 12 hours.
According to The Christian Post, the Executive Producer of the movie, Derral Eves promised viewers a wholesome experience. He said they would see the birth of Jesus Christ through the eyes of his earthly parents and the hardships that they went through. The plan was to do things “outside of the box.”
The Music Score
Asides from the great storyline and the amazing actors on set, another factor that attracts one to this movie is the music score. It features performances from different renowned Christian groups and artists. Some of them include Maverick City Music, Brandon Lake, Phil Wickham, Bryan and Katie Torwait, for King and Country, etc.
The idea is to connect the audience to the gospel through spoken word and song. According to Eves, “We all connect differently, and so we wanted to really look at people that connect visually, or through music or through spoken word … and bring that together in an experience that should build upon each other and … make a very strong piece for people to really be moved.” He added that while the movie is based on Jesus’ birth and the gospel, it wasn’t for Christian viewers alone.
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