DALLAS – Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers debuted as No. 1 at the box office on its first two nights and No. 4 through the weekend and is extended through Dec. 12 in many theaters across the country including the local theater Golden Ticket Cinema.
The special, in-cinemas-only event from the creators of the global phenomenon The Chosen featured an entirely new, standalone episode and performances from an extraordinary lineup of Christian artists.
“The Chosen was birthed from my biggest career failure when few people showed up in theaters for my previous film,” said The Chosen creator, Dallas Jenkins. “To sit in a theater full of people clapping and crying for Christmas music with an episode of a TV show about Jesus was an overwhelming experience.”
The special episode tells the story of the birth of Jesus through the eyes of Joseph and Mary and can be enjoyed by those who are not familiar with the first two seasons of the series. “We’re excited to confirm that this special event will now be in theaters through December 12 in most locations,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events.
Christmas with The Chosen broke sales records for the distributor, Fathom Events, which released it in 1,700 movie theaters nationwide recording sales topping $10 million for 800,000 tickets sold.
The event also set a Fathom record for fastest out-of-the-gate sales with $1.5 million in its first 12 hours of availability.
In addition to the new, standalone episode of The Chosen, the roster of performers joining Christmas with The Chosen: The Messengers included:
The first multi-season series about the life of Jesus, viewers may choose to “pay It forward” to support each season. So far, The Chosen’s worldwide audience has paid forward $40 million to completely fund seasons one and two, with season three in pre-production. The Chosen is produced by Loaves & Fishes Productions and distributed by Angel Studios.
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