Box Office: ‘Son of God’ Launches Strongly at Late-Night Shows

Son of God Movie

Benefiting from advance ticket sales, Fox’s “Son of God” has launched strongly with $1.2 million in Thursday night shows at North American theaters.

Universal’s Liam Neeson actioner “Non-Stop” also started respectably with $720,000 at 1,928 late night shows in North American theaters. By comparison, “The Grey” took in $150,000 at late-nights and “Olympus Has Fallen” grossed $500,000.

Forecasts have “Non-Stop” expected to gross around $25 million and Biblical drama “Son of God,” tracking in the $16 million to $19 million range.

“The Lego Movie” will also be a player after winning three straight weekends and should finish around $20 million for the weekend. Warner Bros. toon took in $1.26 million Thursday, its 21st day of release, for a domestic cume of $188.2 million.

“Son of God” has seen significant online ticket sales, according to both Fandango and, with $4.5 million worth of advanced tickets.

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  1. Judy says:

    Wow – in between an ad for Bates Motel -showing sexual content and an announcement about the “massive drug overdose” of one of our most respected actors – an article about Jesus. Doesn’t Hollywood yet get a clue about why all the family films do so well? Frozen, Lego and now Son of God…a lot of the audiences are tired of seeing all this garbage on the screen. I like all the actors in American Hustle but have absolutely no intention of seeing this film where the seemingly lowest common “values” are expressed. Wolf of Wall Street – same thing. The only films this season that brought ANY humanity were by black artists. I’m not even thrilled as I used to be about watching the Oscars – which I’m not even sure I will this year – except maybe to look at the gowns everybody is wearing.

  2. Bruce says:

    No surprise here. Excellent subject matter, good producers,.. film for a severely under-served audience, of course this film will a blockbuster and kudos to all involved with it.

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