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Easter weekend: ‘His Only Son’ earns around $11M at the box office

According to Angel Studios, the movie “His Only Son,” which is based on the biblical story of God asking Abraham to sacrifice his son, Isaac, was estimated to earn $10.8 million at the box office by the conclusion of the Easter weekend. Angel Studio is also the distributor of the faith-based hit series, “The Chosen.” “His Only Son” was released on March 31 and it is the first film financed through crowdfunding to hit theaters.

Church Leaders reports:

“His Only Son,” a film based on the biblical account of when God required Abraham to sacrifice his son Isaac, was projected to make $10.8 million at the box office by the end of Easter weekend, according to to a press release from Angel Studios, which also distributes the hit series, “The Chosen.” Released on March 31, “His Only Son” is the first crowdfunded film to be released in theaters.

According to reports, the novel “pay it forward” software of Angel Studios enables fans to buy tickets on behalf of other moviegoers, which led fans to give away over 24,000 tickets to watch the movie.

“His Only Son” had a strong opening weekend, coming third in the box office behind “Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves” and “John Wick: Chapter 4.” The faith-based film played in 1,920 theaters and made $5,501,070, according to Box Office Mojo. A press release for “His Only Son” says that 100 new theaters were added for Easterweekend. That weekend, the movie ranked sixth at the box office, beating “Creed III” and “Shazam! Fury of the Gods.”

Fans have used Angel Studios’ unique “pay it forward” software to purchase movie tickets on behalf of other fans, and moviegoers have so far given away more than 24,000 tickets to see the film, according to CBN.

“His Only Son,” which cost $250,000 to make, has had positive responses from audience members and from critics. It has been rated 82% fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, where it has received an audience score of 96%. Audiences also gave the movie an A through CinemaScore.

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