Faith-based film ‘Unplanned’ stunned industry insiders and entertainment experts over the weekend; becoming one of the top-five flicks in the country while opening in just 1,059 theaters.
“We are thrilled, gratified and humbled,” said the film’s directors Sunday. “We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office. It humbles us and we look forward to seeing what happens in the weeks ahead.”
The movie describes the true story of Abby Johnson -a former Planned Parenthood employee- who leaves her position after witnessing a series of disturbing events first-hand.
The film opened to an impressive $6.1 million during its first weekend.
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WATCH: ‘Unplanned’ Trailer Available NOW, Movie Hits Theaters March 29th Nationwide
‘Unplanned’ is the true story of Abby Johnson, a former Planned Parenthood Employee of the Year, who abruptly left her position after witnessing an “ultrasound-guided” abortion.
“From Cary Solomon and Chuck Konzelman, the writers/co-producers of God’s Not Dead, comes a film that speaks to one of the most polarizing topics of our day. Unplanned brings us an eye-opening look inside the abortion industry from a woman who was once its most passionate advocate,” writes the film’s official website.
“After reading Abby Johnson’s best-selling book of the same title, Cary and Chuck were moved to bring this inspiring true story to the big screen, giving voice to a woman who has been on both sides of the abortion conversation,” adds the site.
The movie hits theaters March 29th. Click here for more information and watch the trailer below:
COMING SOON: Discover the Incredible True Story of ‘Palau,' Click HERE for Showtimes
Discover the incredible true story of a man born in a small Argentine village who would go on to become one of the greatest evangelicals in history. Don’t miss ‘Palau’… arriving in theaters nationwide April 4th and 6th.
“After his father passes away at age 10, the lives of Luis Palau and his family are changed forever. Within a few years of his father’s death, Luis, his siblings, and his mother are left nearly destitute. Luis is forced to discontinue his education at an elite boarding school in Argentina and provide for his family as they slip into poverty,” writes the film’s website.
“In the years that follow, Luis devotes his life to God, begins preaching, launches a radio show and, ultimately, is invited to the United States to study and become a missionary,” adds the official summary.
“An unexpected encounter with Billy Graham would bring about the launch of Luis Palau’s global ministry,” the site concludes. “This is a true story of a man who was born in a small town in Argentina, committed his whole life to the works of the Lord and embarked on an incredible journey becoming one of the greatest evangelists in history.”
In theaters April 4 and 6. Click here for tickets and showtimes.