by Karen Faulkner, Worthy News Correspondent
(Worthy News) – A new faith-based movie based on Abraham’s sacrifice of Isaac placed third at the US box office at the weekend, BN News reports. Titled His Only Son, the film was produced by Angel Studios, the streaming platform which also produced The Chosen series.
His Only Son was produced with a budget of just $250,000, but has reportedly taken in more than $5.5 million since its theatrical release on March 31, CBN said. The movie is reported to be “biblically accurate” and seeks to answer questions about why God would ask Abraham to sacrifice his only son, Isaac.
“His Only Son profoundly explores mankind’s relationship with God and encourages viewers to turn inward and ask: Can your faith still stand when you are asked to give everything?” writer Steve Warren said in his report for CBN. “The motion picture illustrates the striking account of Abraham (played by Nicolas Mouawad), his son, and their two servants as they journey for three days to the place where the offering will be made.
Along the way, the men encounter dangers and trials as Abraham silently relives memories spanning the decades he and his wife Sarah (played by Sara Sayed) longed for the son God had promised – the son he must now lay upon the altar,” Warren writes.
The movie is also remarkable for being the first-ever movie whose marketing or “Prints and Advertising” costs were paid for through a crowd fund: tens of thousands of investors contributed toward distribution and advertising expenses, CBN reports.
“We announced Angel Studios is officially in the theatrical game just two weeks ago when we appointed Brandon Purdie as our head of theatrical distribution, so we’re thrilled to have upset the box office with our first offering, which also happens to be the very first time in motion picture history that the P&A for a theatrical release was crowdfunded. Theaters are selling out across the country,” Jared Geesey, Angel Studios’ senior vice president of Global Distribution told CBN.
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