Crazy Christian Anti-Abortion Flick Makes $6.1 Mil In First Weekend

It’s an R-rated feature film from a faith-based distributor, and it just had a huge opening weekend: Unplanned, an anti-abortion drama, made $6.1 million, which is notable for a couple reasons. First, tracking estimates suggested it would bring in only $3 million. Second, it opened in just 1,059 theaters around the US.

“We are so pleased that the American people have responded with such an enormous outpouring of support at the box office,” the co-directors said in a statement Sunday, per the Hollywood Reporter. While a film’s top 20 grossing theaters are usually located mostly in New York City and Los Angeles, none of Unplanned‘s top 20 theaters were located there; the film performed best at the Dallas-Forth Worth AMC Northpark 15, and did most of its business in the South and Midwest. The film will be in 1,700 theaters next weekend.

Producers for the film, which tells the story of Abby Johnson, a Planned Parenthood worker who turns pro-life activist after witnessing an abortion at 13 weeks, tried in vain to overturn its R rating.

Johnson herself explains the rating in an open letter, blaming it on two scenes: one involving a CGI re-creation of an abortion, the other a bloody scene that shows what, Johnson says, really did happen to her when she took an abortion pill.

Faith and media leaders also spoke out about the MPAA’s rating, the Laconia Daily Sun reports, quoting one Catholic media figure who said, “As Abby Johnson … stated, ‘Teens don’t need their parents’ approval to get an abortion procedure, but they need permission to go to the local theater.’ Does that make sense?”

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6 Responses to Crazy Christian Anti-Abortion Flick Makes $6.1 Mil In First Weekend

  1. Joe Hagstrom Reply

    April 1, 2019 at 4:51 pm

    If we changed to name of MMA to Mad Christians America we’d triple our readership. These deluded fools will buy anything that validates whatever stuff they believe in.

  2. Michael John Scott Reply

    April 1, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    You know you are right Joe.

  3. jacob freshour Reply

    April 1, 2019 at 5:42 pm

    Her story has been debunked by Texas Monthly. Fleecing the flock for Jesus…

    • Michael John Scott Reply

      April 2, 2019 at 8:01 am

      Ah. Thanks for letting us know. It doesn’t surprise me at all.

  4. jacob freshour Reply

    April 2, 2019 at 11:24 pm

  5. jacob freshour Reply

    April 3, 2019 at 12:31 am

    there are a couple of god articles about her. Texas Monthly The Convert and Texas Observer Conversion Story. Google either for an interesting read….

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