Sunday, April 10, 2011

Box Office Results for 'SOUL SURFER' Openning Weekend.

Soul Surfer caught an estimated $11.1 million on around 2,300 screens at 2,214 locations, which was solid considering that surfing movies tend to wipeout. Not bad for a film with a budget of only $15 million.  Sony considers this a big success, as they were only expecting a $10 million openning. This will end up being a very small but profitable film, which might pave the way for more Christian-themed family features.  Distributor Sony Pictures' research showed that 80 percent of the audience was female and 56 percent was under 25 years old. Also, it was the rare movie to score an "A+" in CinemaScore's moviegoer polling.

For a film about surfing, SOUL SURFER has already beat 'Point Break', 'North Shore',  and 'Endless Summer 2' for an openning weekend at the box office.  If you got to see this inspirational film, visit our public forum at OneWayFilms Forums and tell us what you thought.