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Thursday Night Previews: New Releases Start in the Black

April 1st, 2016

Meet the Blacks

God's Not Dead 2 started its box office run with $400,000 during its Thursday previews. This is a little lower than Risen ($425,000) and The Young Messiah ($475,000), but faith-based films are unpredictable enough that we can't use this result to make any clear predictions going forward. Perhaps predictions were a little generous and $11 million is more likely. We will know by this time tomorrow.

Meet the Blacks managed $200,000, which isn't a lot, but the film is only playing on just over 1,000 theaters this weekend, so that's better than expected. It's not that far off from Fifty Shades of Black ($275,000), despite that film opening in just over 2,000 theaters. I think it will reach the top ten with $5 million, more or less.

- God's Not Dead 2 comparisons
- Meet the Blacks comparisons

Filed under: Midnight Box Office, The Young Messiah, Risen, Fifty Shades of Black, God’s Not Dead 2, Meet the Blacks