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The Case for Christ (2017)

The Case for Christ
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $14,678,714Details
International Box Office $1,815,445Details
Worldwide Box Office $16,494,159
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Synopsis

In 1980, Lee Strobel’s award-winning investigative reporting earned him a promotion to legal editor at the Chicago Tribune. Things at home weren’t going nearly as well. His wife Leslie’s newfound faith in Christ compels Lee to utilize his journalistic and legal training to disprove the claims of Christianity—pitting his resolute atheism against her growing faith.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 4,001-4,100) 4,019 $14,678,714
All Time International Box Office (Rank 5,201-5,300) 5,296 $1,815,445
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,801-4,900) 4,842 $16,494,159

See the Box Office tab (Domestic) and International tab (International and Worldwide) for more Cumulative Box Office Records.


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: April 7th, 2017 (Wide) by Pure Flix Entertainment
International Releases: May 5th, 2017 (Wide), released as The Case For Christ (Australia)
May 5th, 2017 (Wide), released as Case For Christ, The (New Zealand)
June 8th, 2017 (Wide), released as THE CASE FOR CHRIST (South Korea)
Video Release: August 15th, 2017 by Universal Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including medical descriptions of crucifixion, and incidental smoking.
(Rating bulletin 2463 (Cert #50919), 2/15/2017)
Running Time: 112 minutes
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Keywords: 1980s, Atheism, Faith-Based, Christians, Investigative Journalist
Source:Based on Real Life Events
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Pure Flix, Triple Horse Studios
Production Countries: United States

Cast

   Lee Strobel
   Leslie Strobel
   Joe Dubois
   Dr. Roberta Waters
Robert Forster    Walter Strobel
   Alfie Davis
Kelly Lamor Wilson    Young Leslie Strobel
Mike Pniewski    Kenny London
Tom Nowicki    Dr. Alexander Metherell
Kevin Sizemore    Dr. Gary Habermas
Rus Blackwell    Dr. William Craig
Jordan Cox    Bill Hybels
Renell Gibbs    James Dixon
Haley Rosenwasser    Alison Strobel
Brett Rice    Ray Nelson
Grant Goodeve    Mr. Cook

Production and Technical Credits

Director   
Screenwriter    Brian Bird
Based on the book by    Lee Strobel
Producer    Brian Bird
Producer    Elizabeth Travis
Producer    Karl Horstmann
Producer    Michael Scott
Producer    David A.R. White
Producer    Alysoun Wolfe
Co-Producer    Brian Bird
Executive Producer    Lee Strobel
Executive Producer    Paul Kepes
Executive Producer    Frank Shaw
Executive Producer    Lee Shaw
Executive Producer    Monica Kepes
Director of Photography    Brian Shanley
Editor    Vance Null
Costume Designer    Dana Konick
Composer    Will Musser
Production Designer    Mitchell Crisp
Casting Director    Billy Damota

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/07 10 $3,967,885   1,174 $3,380   $3,967,885 3
2017/04/14 9 $2,758,271 -30% 1,386 $1,990   $8,485,975 10
2017/04/21 13 $1,584,587 -43% 1,247 $1,271   $11,361,296 17
2017/04/28 18 $989,072 -38% 1,050 $942   $13,054,237 24
2017/05/05 21 $388,432 -61% 585 $664   $13,872,143 31
2017/05/12 27 $188,712 -51% 266 $709   $14,269,341 38
2017/05/19 - $91,103 -52% 138 $660   $14,450,540 45
2017/05/26 33 $42,986 -53% 63 $682   $14,541,197 52
2017/06/09 43 $19,793   51 $388   $14,647,205 66
2017/06/16 59 $6,888 -65% 18 $383   $14,666,937 73
2017/06/23 59 $6,579 -4% 12 $548   $14,678,714 80

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/07 7 $1,541,531   1,174 $1,313   $1,541,531 1
2017/04/08 10 $1,312,177 -15% 1,174 $1,118   $2,853,708 2
2017/04/09 8 $1,114,177 -15% 1,174 $949   $3,967,885 3
2017/04/10 10 $352,959 -68% 1,174 $301   $4,320,844 4
2017/04/11 8 $551,008 +56% 1,174 $469   $4,871,852 5
2017/04/12 11 $405,765 -26% 1,174 $346   $5,277,617 6
2017/04/13 8 $450,087 +11% 1,174 $383   $5,727,704 7
2017/04/14 9 $955,478 +112% 1,386 $689   $6,683,182 8
2017/04/15 10 $979,044 +2% 1,386 $706   $7,662,226 9
2017/04/16 6 $823,749 -16% 1,386 $594   $8,485,975 10
2017/04/17 8 $334,279 -59% 1,386 $241   $8,820,254 11
2017/04/18 7 $397,274 +19% 1,386 $287   $9,217,528 12
2017/04/19 7 $284,967 -28% 1,386 $206   $9,502,495 13
2017/04/20 7 $274,214 -4% 1,386 $198   $9,776,709 14
2017/04/21 13 $461,395 +68% 1,247 $370   $10,238,104 15
2017/04/22 14 $638,724 +38% 1,247 $512   $10,876,828 16
2017/04/23 11 $484,468 -24% 1,247 $389   $11,361,296 17
2017/04/24 11 $157,440 -68% 1,247 $126   $11,518,736 18
2017/04/25 12 $211,467 +34% 1,247 $170   $11,730,203 19
2017/04/26 11 $174,969 -17% 1,247 $140   $11,905,172 20
2017/04/27 11 $159,993 -9% 1,247 $128   $12,065,165 21
2017/04/28 - $267,379 +67% 1,050 $255   $12,332,544 22
2017/04/29 - $403,034 +51% 1,050 $384   $12,735,578 23
2017/04/30 - $318,659 -21% 1,050 $303   $13,054,237 24
2017/05/01 - $93,715 -71% 1,050 $89   $13,147,952 25
2017/05/02 - $135,638 +45% 1,050 $129   $13,283,590 26
2017/05/03 - $107,219 -21% 1,050 $102   $13,390,809 27
2017/05/04 - $92,902 -13% 1,050 $88   $13,483,711 28
2017/05/05 - $115,212 +24% 585 $197   $13,598,923 29
2017/05/06 - $155,977 +35% 585 $267   $13,754,900 30
2017/05/07 - $117,243 -25% 585 $200   $13,872,143 31
2017/05/08 - $45,210 -61% 585 $77   $13,917,353 32
2017/05/09 - $58,423 +29% 585 $100   $13,975,776 33
2017/05/10 - $53,858 -8% 585 $92   $14,029,634 34
2017/05/11 - $50,995 -5% 585 $87   $14,080,629 35
2017/05/12 - $48,442 -5% 266 $182   $14,129,071 36
2017/05/13 - $68,709 +42% 266 $258   $14,197,780 37
2017/05/14 - $71,561 +4% 266 $269   $14,269,341 38
2017/05/15 - $21,130 -70% 266 $79   $14,290,471 39
2017/05/16 - $26,029 +23% 266 $98   $14,316,500 40
2017/05/17 - $21,374 -18% 266 $80   $14,337,874 41
2017/05/18 - $21,563 +1% 266 $81   $14,359,437 42
2017/05/19 - $23,419 +9% 138 $170   $14,382,856 43
2017/05/20 - $37,459 +60% 138 $271   $14,420,315 44
2017/05/21 - $30,225 -19% 138 $219   $14,450,540 45
2017/05/22 - $11,622 -62% 138 $84   $14,462,162 46
2017/05/23 - $14,846 +28% 138 $108   $14,477,008 47
2017/05/24 - $11,624 -22% 138 $84   $14,488,632 48
2017/05/25 - $9,579 -18% 138 $69   $14,498,211 49
2017/05/26 - $11,506 +20% 63 $183   $14,509,717 50
2017/05/27 - $15,540 +35% 63 $247   $14,525,257 51
2017/05/28 - $15,940 +3% 63 $253   $14,541,197 52
2017/05/29 - $15,752 -1% 63 $250   $14,556,949 53
2017/05/30 - $5,739 -64% 63 $91   $14,562,688 54
2017/05/31 - $4,824 -16% 63 $77   $14,567,512 55
2017/06/01 - $3,697 -23% 63 $59   $14,571,209 56
2017/06/02 - $9,111 +146% 73 $125   $14,580,320 57
2017/06/03 - $13,851 +52% 73 $190   $14,594,171 58
2017/06/04 - $11,929 -14% 73 $163   $14,606,100 59
2017/06/05 - $4,560 -62% 73 $62   $14,610,660 60
2017/06/06 - $5,838 +28% 73 $80   $14,616,498 61
2017/06/07 - $5,349 -8% 73 $73   $14,621,847 62
2017/06/08 - $5,565 +4% 73 $76   $14,627,412 63
2017/06/09 - $4,967 -11% 51 $97   $14,632,379 64
2017/06/10 - $8,078 +63% 51 $158   $14,640,457 65
2017/06/11 - $6,748 -16% 51 $132   $14,647,205 66
2017/06/12 - $2,493 -63% 51 $49   $14,649,698 67
2017/06/13 - $3,332 +34% 51 $65   $14,653,030 68
2017/06/14 - $3,408 +2% 51 $67   $14,656,438 69
2017/06/15 - $3,611 +6% 51 $71   $14,660,049 70
2017/06/16 - $1,911 -47% 18 $106   $14,661,960 71
2017/06/17 - $2,436 +27% 18 $135   $14,664,396 72
2017/06/18 - $2,541 +4% 18 $141   $14,666,937 73
2017/06/19 - $1,002 -61% 18 $56   $14,667,939 74
2017/06/20 - $1,723 +72% 18 $96   $14,669,662 75
2017/06/21 - $1,127 -35% 18 $63   $14,670,789 76
2017/06/22 - $1,346 +19% 18 $75   $14,672,135 77

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/04/07 9 $5,727,704   1,174 $4,879   $5,727,704 7
2017/04/14 7 $4,049,005 -29% 1,386 $2,921   $9,776,709 14
2017/04/21 12 $2,288,456 -43% 1,247 $1,835   $12,065,165 21
2017/04/28 18 $1,418,546 -38% 1,050 $1,351   $13,483,711 28
2017/05/05 19 $596,918 -58% 585 $1,020   $14,080,629 35
2017/05/12 27 $278,808 -53% 266 $1,048   $14,359,437 42
2017/05/19 32 $138,774 -50% 138 $1,006   $14,498,211 49
2017/05/26 32 $72,998 -47% 63 $1,159   $14,571,209 56
2017/06/02 38 $56,203 -23% 73 $770   $14,627,412 63
2017/06/09 39 $32,637 -42% 51 $640   $14,660,049 70
2017/06/16 57 $12,086 -63% 18 $671   $14,672,135 77

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 5/5/2017 $176,507 37 40 242 $685,787 8/14/2017
New Zealand 5/5/2017 $32,758 12 17 80 $124,488 8/14/2017
South Korea 6/8/2017 $0 0 217 479 $1,005,170 8/19/2017
 
International Total$1,815,445 8/19/2017

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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