July 16, 2019 | From Life Site News
The controversial pro-life movie Unplanned smashed box-office expectations with a “phenomenally strong” opening weekend in more than 50 Canadian theatres.
The film brought in $352,510 CDN at 49 theatres that reported revenues, according to B.J. McKelvie, pastor and president of the Fredericton-based Cinedicom, Unplanned’s Canadian distributor.
“It shocked me … That’s a phenomenally strong opening for 49 reported theatres,” McKelvie told LifeSiteNews. . . .
“The per-average theatre number is the second highest in North America” for that weekend, he added. . . .
Writers/Producers/Directors Chuck Konzelman and Cary Solomon joined IFA for Prayer Conference Calls twice this Spring. One of their prayer requests was for Unplanned to be shown in Canada, which you can hear in the video below. God answered that and more, with this strong opening weekend.
“We expected a solid opening, but the No. 2 highest per-screen average in all of North America is something we couldn’t have predicted,” Konzelman told LifeSiteNews in an email.
“We’ve been saying all along that we knew there was strong demand for the film in Canada, despite the obstacles placed in our way — including disparaging remarks,” he said.
“We’re not sure exactly how many Canadians consider themselves pro-life … but we’re confident the number is larger than it was a week ago,” added Konzelman.
“This is a film with the power to change hearts and minds.” (Excerpt from Life Site News.)