‘Jesus Revolution’ Taking the World by Storm

The critically acclaimed Christian movie Jesus Revolution has seen a remarkable success at the box office in its first week, surpassing expectations and garnering an impressive A+ Cinemascore rating from audiences. This week, the film will be released in 100 additional theaters, meaning it will now be available in 2,575 locations nationwide.

Jesus Revolution tells the true story of the hippie Jesus movement of the late 1960s and grossed $16 million after being released into 2,475 theaters in its opening weekend, according to Box Office Mojo. The movie beat Hollywood’s expectations for its opening weekend by more than twofold and has been met with positive reviews from both mainstream critics and viewers alike. It currently holds a 99 percent audience rating on Rotten Tomatoes and a 7.8 rating on IMDB based on 2.6k votes.

The film’s success is also attributed to the Asbury Christian revival happening in Kentucky, which has drawn comparisons to Jesus Revolution’s scenes due to their shared emotion of renewal. Co-director Jon Erwin said, “For years, we’ve been working on this story. We almost got it made, and then COVID got it shut down,” he told the Christian Post. “I just think there’s a divine hand on the timing of the film. And the reason we made it was … the thing that we’ve said for years is, if it happened then, it can happen now. If it happened once, it can happen again.”

As to the revival, Erwin said it felt like scenes from the movie.

“It felt just like the scenes of the movie, like it felt identical, just the emotion of it, which was why we made the movie,” he said. “I just want it to feel awakening, a little bit; renewal, a little bit. And you felt it in that room.”

With an inspiring message of faith and hope coupled with exceptional acting performances throughout its run time, Jesus Revolution has become a beacon of light during these dark times.


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