By Aaron Earls
Overcomer‘s impressive debut came while showing in less theaters than any other movie in the top 10 and roughly half as many as the others in the top five.
According to the film website Box Office Mojo, the movie “was well received by opening weekend audiences, which gave the film an “A+” CinemaScore and a 99% audience score on RottenTomatoes, suggesting another long run at the domestic box office for one of their films.”
Previously, Box Office Mojo reported the studio was expecting a $6 million weekend, but the site was skeptical Overcomer would even reach that.
Despite noting the Kendrick’s past success, the site wrote, “With this film, however, we’ve been having a hard time finding comps within the genre and target audience to justify a forecast as high as $6 million.”
They estimated it would garner around $5 million and finish just outside the top 10.
Building off the successful opening, Overcomer will look to expand to additional theaters and draw more moviegoers in the coming weeks.
Aaron is the senior writer at Lifeway Research.