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  • 'I Can Only Imagine' to reach 75 countries

    by Michael Foust, posted Monday, June 25, 2018 (2 months ago)

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    ASHVILLE (BP) -- A 75-country mission trip would be unfeasible for most Christians, but for filmmaker Jon Erwin, reaching that many countries with the Gospel doesn't require a passport or an overseas flight.

    Thanks to his surprise hit film "I Can Only Imagine," Erwin will reach 75 countries and six continents with the message of Christ by the end of the year -- and he hasn't had to leave his home state of Alabama.

    The film released on DVD, Blu-ray and digital platforms in the U.S. in June ... Read More

  • MOVIES: 'I Can Only Imagine,' an exception

    by Phil Boatwright, posted Tuesday, June 12, 2018 (3 months ago)

    "I Can Only Imagine," the movie memoir of MercyMe's Bart Millard and his popular song of the same name -- on DVD June 12 -- is a fresh alternative to the crudity prominent in today's filmmaking. Read More

  • 'I Can Only Imagine' film still strong in 4th week

    by Diana Chandler, posted Tuesday, April 10, 2018 (5 months ago)

    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- The MercyMe faith biopic "I Can Only Imagine" continues to draw strong audiences nearly a month after its debut, grossing $68.5 million and gaining 1,200 more theater screens.

    Featuring the story behind MercyMe's crossover megahit of the same name, I Can Only Imagine placed sixth at the box office in its fourth weekend April 6-8, earning nearly $8 million and showing in 246 more theaters over the previous weekend, Box Office Mojo reported.

    Roadside Attractions' co-presidents Howard Cohen and Eric d'Arbeloff told Baptist Press they are thrilled with the movie's continued success. Read More

  • MercyMe saga opens big with two more faith films due

    by Diana Chandler, posted Monday, March 19, 2018 (6 months ago)

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    LOS ANGELES (BP) -- "I Can Only Imagine" opened third at the U.S. box office this past weekend as the Easter season heralds two more faith-based films.

    The saga of forgiveness and triumph based on the hit MercyMe ballad brought in $17 million from just over 1,600 locations March 16–18, based on Box Office Mojo statistics, far exceeding industry insiders' advance projections of $12 million. It was the best opening of a faith-based film since "Heaven is for Real" opened at $22 million in 2014.

    Affirm Film's "Paul, Apostle of Christ" opens March 23, followed March 30 by Pure Flix's "God's Not Dead: A Light in the Darkness." The latter is the third installment of the "God's Not Dead" series highlighting freedom of speech and religion, which debuted in 2014 as the highest grossing faith film that year at $60 million, according to Pure Flix Studio. Read More