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I Can Only Imagine (2018)

I Can Only Imagine
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $17,064,640Details
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It’s the multi-platinum song that brought hope to millions. The inspiring, incredible, and unknown true story behind MercyMe’s beloved song is the basis for this brand-new movie from the Erwin Brothers


Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 3,701-3,800) 3,782 $17,064,640
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 4,901-5,000) 4,907 $17,064,640

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

Movie Details

Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2018 (Wide) by Roadside Attractions
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2490 (Cert #51203), 8/23/2017)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: vs. The Case for Christ
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Source:Based on Song
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Dramatization
Production Companies: Lionsgate, Erwin Brothers Entertainment, South West Film Group, Mission Pictures International, LD Entertainment, City on a Hill Studio
Production Countries: United States

Ranking on other Records and Milestones

Days In
Top 2018 Theater Average 14 $10,482 Mar 16, 2018 3

Leading Cast

   Bart Millard

Supporting Cast

Madeline Carroll    Shannon
Trace Adkins    Brickell
Priscilla C. Shirer*    Mrs. Fincher
Cloris Leachman    Memaw
Dennis Quaid    Arthur
Brody Rose    Young Bart
Tanya Clarke    Adele
Jason Burkey    Jason Burkey
J.R. Cacia    Rusty
Nicole Duport    Amy Grant
Mark Furze    Nathan
Randy McDowell    Jim
Cole Marcus    Robbie
Alexander Dominguez    Kent
Taegen Burns    Young Shannon
Jake B. Miller    Michael W. Smith
Gianna Simone    Dr. Avondale
Joshua Michael Walsh    Ross
Mark Ellis    Coach
Samuel Sadovnik    Young Kent
Christopher “Gus” Matthews*    High School Student
Erick Ashlock    Jock
Kerry B. McCormick    Nurse
Gary “Wally” Wallace*    Fitz
David Norona    Bill Layton
Maria Hurdle    Sherry
Kevin Downes    Singleton
Rhoda Griffis    Jen-Amy’s Manager
Kelli Caldwell    Radio DJ
Rob Dempsey    National DJ
Anna Groeschel    Base Camp Counselor
Colin Forsey    Store Owner
Rick Burgess    Radio DJ #1
Bill “Bubba” Bussey*    Radio DJ #2
Brad Nessler    Football Announcer


Delilah    Herself

For a description of the different acting role types we use to categorize acting perfomances, see our Glossary.

Production and Technical Credits

Jon Erwin    Screenwriter
Brent McCorkle    Screenwriter
Jon Erwin    Story based on the life story of Bart Millard
Brent McCorkle    Story based on the life story of Bart Millard
Alex Cramer    Story based on the life story of Bart Millard
Kevin Downes    Producer
Cindy Bond    Producer
Daryl Lefever    Producer
Mickey Liddell    Producer
Pete Shilaimon    Producer
Joshua Michael Walsh    Co-Executive Producer
Danny McGuffey    Co-Executive Producer
Bill Heavener    Co-Executive Producer
Travis Mann    Executive Producer
Jon Erwin    Executive Producer
Andrew Erwin    Executive Producer
Raymond Harris    Executive Producer
Scott Brickell    Executive Producer
Scott Ellis    Executive Producer
Holley Ellis    Executive Producer
Bill Herren    Executive Producer
Simon Swart    Executive Producer
Michael Flaherty    Executive Producer
Tony Young    Executive Producer
Kristopher S. Kimlin    Director of Photography
Brent McCorkle    Editor
Andrew Erwin    Editor
Anna Redmon    Costume Designer
Joseph T. Garrity    Production Designer
Paul Mills    Music Producer
Brent McCorkle    Composer
Kevin Edelman    Music Supervisor
Ben Sokoler    Music Supervisor
Beverly Holloway    Casting Director
Noah Hamilton    Co-Producer
Brent Ryan Green    Co-Producer
Joe Knopp    Co-Producer
Sean Patrick “SP” Eaton*    Unit Production Manager
Jason Stafford    First Assistant Director
Temple Tucker    Second Assistant Director
Kent Shelton    Stunt Coordinator
Amanda Rainey    Script Supervisor
Stephen Preston    Sound Mixer
Mathew Waters    Sound Supervisor
Onnalee Blank    Re-recording Mixer
Mathew Waters    Re-recording Mixer
Jennifer Herbel    Set Decorator
Toni Marlo    Make up
Jennifer Hausam    Hairstylist
Payton Dunham    Location Manager
Brent McCorkle    Second Unit Director
Benjamin M. Bailey    Post-Production Supervisor
Benjamin M. Bailey    Assistant Editor
Matthew Gardocki    Assistant Editor
Ethan Ledden    Visual Effects Supervisor
Branden Spencer    Dialogue Editor
Bradley C. Katona    Sound Editor
Benjamin Cook    Sound Editor
Brent McCorkle    Music Producer

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Weekend Estimates: Black Panther Powers Past Tomb Raider

March 18th, 2018

Black Panther

A spirited opening by Tomb Raider won’t be quite enough to knock Black Panther off its perch at the top of the domestic box office chart this weekend. The final numbers will be close: Raider is predicted to earn $23.52 million by Warner Bros., while Disney has Panther coming in with $27.024 million. If the numbers hold (and it would be a huge surprise if they don’t), Black Panther will become the first film since Avatar to spend its first five weekends at the top of the chart. More...

Friday Estimates: Raider Opens in First Place, For Now

March 17th, 2018

Tomb Raider

As expected, Tomb Raider opened in first place with $9.06 million on Friday. However, this won’t be enough to stay ahead of Black Panther for long. Its reviews are nearly 50% positive, while it earned just a B from CinemaScore. A $23 million to $24 million opening isn’t a bad start for this time of year, but it is far from impressive for a film that reportedly cost between $90 million and $106 million. More...

Thursday Night Previews: Tomb Raider Steals $2.1 million during Midnight Shows

March 16th, 2018

Tomb Raider

Tomb Raider started its box office run with $2.1 million during its midnight showings. This is almost exactly what the film needed to earn to match our prediction. In fact, it might be a little on the high side. The film’s reviews are, according to Rotten Tomatoes, the best for a video game adaptation of all time, at least for films that got a theatrical release here. If the film can top $25 million over the weekend, then the studio will be mostly happy. They can’t be completely blown away, as the film reportedly cost $90 million to make and it likely won’t have great legs, due to the Fanboy Effect. More...

Weekend Predictions: Can Raider Capture Top Spot?

March 15th, 2018

Tomb Raider

Another week and another film trying to dethrone Black Panther. This week, it’s Tomb Raider’s chance to finally remove Black Panther from first place on the weekend chart. I don’t like its chances. The only other truly wide release of the week is Love, Simon, which should have a solid, but not spectacular opening. There are two other films with a shot at earning a spot in the top ten: I Can Only Imagine and 7 Days in Entebbe. This weekend last year, Beauty and the Beast opened with nearly $175 million. That’s more than the entire box office is going to earn this weekend. 2018 is going to get crushed. More...

2018 Preview: March

March 1st, 2018

Ready Player One

February was an amazing month, thanks mainly to Black Panther, but Fifty Shades Freed and Peter Rabbit were also significant hits and overall the month was a massive improvement over last February. Looking forward, there’s nothing opening in March that will earn as much in total as Black Panther did during its opening weekend. That said, A Wrinkle in Time and Ready Player One should have no trouble getting to $100 million, while Tomb Raider has a 50/50 chance of getting there. Unfortunately, compared to last March, this is still a pittance. There’s a chance that no film opening this March will earn as much in total as Beauty and the Beast opened with last march. We will need Black Panther to have good legs to keep 2018 ahead of 2017 by the end of the month. More...

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records

Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/16 3 $17,064,640   1,628 $10,482   $17,064,640 1

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/03/16 3 $6,234,535   1,628 $3,830   $6,234,535 1
2018/03/17 4 $5,983,485 -4% 1,628 $3,675   $12,218,020 2
2018/03/18 4 $4,846,620 -19% 1,628 $2,977   $17,064,640 3

Weekly Box Office Performance

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