The Chosen surprises Hollywood by making its premiere at number three. Because of us, the industry is stunned.
The newest installment of the popular Bible-based television series The Chosen debuted in the Top 3 over the weekend, stunning Hollywood insiders and beating out big-budget blockbusters.
Only Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ($67 million) and The Menu ($9 million) earned more money than The Chosen: Season 3’s first and second episodes ($8.2 million), which more than tripled the earnings of another new release, She Said ($2.2 million), which came in sixth place. The Chosen: Season 3 came in at No. 2 in terms of per-theater revenue ($4,055).
The $8.2 million total was hailed by Variety as “amazing” and the No. 3 ranking as an “unexpected success.” According to The Hollywood Reporter, it was a “rousing success.” distributed by Fathom.
The series’ creator and director, Dallas Jenkins, said during a Facebook live stream on Sunday night that “it’s going to help increase the reach of the show.” “The show will receive more attention as a result.” “We’re surprising the sector.”
The Chosen will be able to return to theaters in the future because of the movie’s popularity, he continued.
The future will see a lot more attention from theaters and distributors, which is fantastic for the show’s growth, according to Jenkins.
The narrative of Jesus and His followers is followed throughout the series. On the Chosen app, the first two seasons are available without charge. Additional distribution channels include Prime Video and Peacock.
Christmas with the Chosen: The Messengers from the previous year debuted at position four.
According to Neal Harmon, CEO of Angel Studios, which distributes the series, “The Chosen is captivating the imagination of moviegoers throughout the country for the second year in a row.” “We’re witnessing that the same audiences who have helped us break streaming records can have equal impact at the box office,” says the author of Wingfeather Saga, “after the incredible response of Chosen fansatand now Wingfeather Saga fans—at a packed theatrical event in Nashville last week.”