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I Can Only Imagine (2018)

I Can Only Imagine
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $82,904,409Details
International Box Office $1,090,444Details
Worldwide Box Office $83,994,853
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Synopsis

The true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, multi-platinum song, which has brought hope to millions.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 801-900) 881 $82,904,409
All Time International Box Office (Rank 6,401-6,500) 6,440 $1,090,444
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 1,701-1,800) 1,726 $83,994,853

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


Movie Details

Production Budget:$7,000,000
Domestic Releases: March 16th, 2018 (Wide) by Roadside Attractions
International Releases: March 16th, 2018 (Wide) (Australia)
March 16th, 2018 (Wide) (New Zealand)
Video Release: June 12th, 2018 by Lionsgate Home Entertainment
MPAA Rating: PG for thematic elements including some violence.
(Rating bulletin 2490 (Cert #51203), 8/23/2017)
Running Time: 110 minutes
Comparisons: vs. Heaven is for Real
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Keywords: Inspired by a True Story, Faith-Based, Religious, Christians, Dysfunctional Family, Young Child Dealing with the Death of a Parent, Child Abuse, Singers, Songwriter, Same Role, Multiple Actors
Source:Based on Song
Genre:Drama
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

RecordRankAmountChart
Date
Days In
Release
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day) 74 $10,466,845 Mar 30, 2018 17
Easter (All Movies, 3-Day, Inflation Adjusted) 145 $10,249,738 Mar 30, 2018 17
Fastest to $50m 810 $52,321,208 Mar 30, 2018 16
Top 2018 Theater Average 34 $10,516 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

Cameos

Delilah    Herself

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
   Director
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 Wrap-Up: Quiet Place Helps the Box Office Make Some Noise

April 9th, 2018

A Quiet Place

A Quiet Place not only topped predictions, it nearly doubled them earning $50.20 million during its opening weekend. The rest of the new releases also beat expectations, albeit by much smaller margins. Blockers nearly matched its production budget, while Chappaquiddick and The Miracle Season didn’t embarrass themselves. Add in some strong holds and the total box office was a surprisingly robust $162 million. This is 19% higher than last weekend and 36% higher than the same weekend last year. Year-to-date, 2018 is still behind 2017 by $60 million or 1.8% at $3.07 billion to $3.12 billion. This is half as much as the gap was this time last week, which is great news going forward. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Spielberg’s Decade Best Can’t Save Overall Box Office

April 3rd, 2018

Ready Player One

Ready Player One not only opened in first place over the weekend, but its three-day total of $41.77 million was Steven Spielberg’s best opening weekend as a director in almost exactly a decade. Acrimony was a solid second place finisher with $17.17 million. God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness missed the top ten. Overall, the box office rose 4.9% from last weekend hitting $136 million, but this was still 20% lower than the same weekend last year. 2018 is now 4.9% or $150 million behind 2017’s pace at $2.84 billion to $2.99 billion. More...

Weekend Predictions: Is Player One Ready to Dominate the Box Office? (With Preview Numbers)

March 29th, 2018

Ready Player One

March comes to a close with three wide releases. Of these, only Ready Player One is expected to be even a midlevel hit. In fact, it will likely earn more over its four-day weekend than the other two films earn in total. Acrimony should open in the mid to low teens, while God’s Not Dead: A Light in Darkness will barely make the top ten. This weekend last year, The Boss Baby opened with just over $50 million. Maybe Ready Player One will make that much over four days. Even if it does, 2017’s impressive depth means there’s almost no chance 2018 will win in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up: Uprising Wins, but Falls Compared to Original

March 27th, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Pacific Rim: Uprising opened in first place over the weekend. In fact, it opened better than expected with $28.12 million. Unfortunately, that’s nowhere near enough compared to its production budget, so it will need international numbers to thrive. Black Panther was finally removed from top spot, but it also held on better than expected with $17.10 million. As for the rest of the new releases, they ranged from serious disappointments like Sherlock Gnomes and Paul, Apostle of Christ, to complete bombs like Midnight Sun and Unsane. The overall box office slipped just 2.0% from last week earning $129 million. However, this is 36% lower than the same weekend last year. 2018’s lead has completely evaporated and it is now $60 million or $2.1% behind 2017’s pace at $2.64 billion to $2.69 billion. I don’t see that improving this coming weekend. More...

Weekend Estimates: Pacific Rim Leads Weak Field of Openers

March 25th, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Black Panther’s run at the top of the domestic chart will finally come to an end this weekend, with Pacific Rim: Uprising taking over as the most popular film in the US and Canada. The switch over is mostly due to Panther beginning to run out of steam, rather than Uprising showing any particular strength though. Universal’s sci-fi action movie will pick up $28.005 million over its opening weekend in North America, about in line with expectations, but disappointing for a film that cost $150 million to make. Overseas markets, particularly in Asia, are where the box office action is at for this one. More...

Friday Estimates: Pacific Rim Rises to Meet Expectations

March 24th, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

As expected, Pacific Rim: Uprising earned first place on Friday. In fact, its opening day box office of $10.36 million is actually a little better than expected and it is on pace for a $26 million opening weekend. Granted, this is a terrible opening compared to the film’s production budget, which is reportedly in the $155 million to $175 million range. Neither its reviews, nor its B-rating from CinemaScore will help its legs, but this film was never made to win over domestic audiences. It was made to shine in Asia, specifically China. It is too soon to tell for sure if that’s a viable strategy, or if Universal is going to have to suck up massive losses. Based on Friday numbers, the studio is predicting a $65 million opening weekend China alone and a $120.5 million international debut. That’s obviously better than here, but the film will need at least $400 million internationally to break even any time soon. More...

Weekend Predictions: Kaiju vs. Panther

March 22nd, 2018

Pacific Rim: Uprising

Black Panther will finally give up its hold on first place, that is unless something goes horribly wrong for Pacific Rim: Uprising. There are four other wide or semi-wide releases hitting theaters this weekend, which is at least two too many. Sherlock Gnomes and Paul, Apostle of Christ are the only two that have a legitimate shot at the top five. Meanwhile, Midnight Sun and Unsane are just hoping to not miss the top ten. This weekend last year, there were three wide releases that earned a combined $60 million. This is more than the five wide releases this year will earn. Also, Beauty and the Beast remained in second place with $90 million. 2018 has already lost its lead over 2017 and this weekend it is going to get crushed in the year-over-year comparison. More...

Theater Averages: Flower Doesn’t Smell as Sweet as Stalin

March 20th, 2018

Flower

The Death of Stalin remained in first place on the theater average chart with an average of $16,791 in 32 theaters, while Flower was right behind with an average of $16,306 in 3 theaters. Keep the Change did really well for a rom com with $12,445 in its lone theater. I Can Only Imagine opened semi-wide managing an average of $10,507. More...

I Can Only Imagine Trailer

March 20th, 2018

Drama starring J. Michael Finley opened on Friday ... Full Movie Details.

The true story behind MercyMe’s beloved, multi-platinum song, which has brought hope to millions. More...

Weekend Wrap-Up

March 20th, 2018

Black Panther

As predicted, Black Panther remained in first place on the weekend chart. Tomb Raider had an okay opening in second place, while I Can Only Imagine was the biggest positive surprise of the weekend. Love, Simon had a solid opening, especially compared to its production budget. The less said about 7 Days in Entebbe, the better. Overall, the weekend box office was down 4.8% from last weekend to just $132 million. This is 49% lower than this weekend last year. A 49% decline usually only happens when there is a misalignment in holidays, but in this case it’s due to Beauty and the Beast’s debut. 2018 is still ahead of 2017, albeit by a fraction of last week’s lead at just $66 million or 2.8%. In fact, with a margin of just $2.46 billion to $2.39 billion, it is very likely 2018 will lose its lead before the next weekend begins. More...

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 $17,108,914   1,627 $10,516   $17,108,914 1
2018/03/23 3 $13,614,967 -20% 2,253 $6,043   $38,094,458 2
2018/03/30 4 $10,466,845 -23% 2,648 $3,953   $55,292,182 3
2018/04/06 6 $7,806,552 -25% 2,894 $2,697   $68,533,754 4
2018/04/13 8 $4,146,261 -47% 2,573 $1,611   $75,297,826 5
2018/04/20 12 $2,436,208 -41% 1,994 $1,222   $79,400,110 6
2018/04/27 13 $784,099 -68% 970 $808   $81,090,684 7
2018/05/04 17 $427,443 -45% 660 $648   $81,896,310 8
2018/05/11 21 $403,218 -6% 429 $940   $82,506,587 9
2018/05/18 23 $171,411 -57% 274 $626   $82,818,978 10

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2018/03/16 3 $6,237,850   1,627 $3,834   $6,237,850 1
2018/03/17 4 $5,980,019 -4% 1,627 $3,675   $12,217,869 2
2018/03/18 3 $4,891,045 -18% 1,627 $3,006   $17,108,914 3
2018/03/19 3 $1,646,433 -66% 1,627 $1,012   $18,755,347 4
2018/03/20 3 $2,323,382 +41% 1,628 $1,427   $21,078,729 5
2018/03/21 2 $1,682,106 -28% 1,629 $1,033   $22,760,835 6
2018/03/22 2 $1,718,656 +2% 1,629 $1,055   $24,479,491 7
2018/03/23 3 $3,799,826 +121% 2,253 $1,687   $28,279,317 8
2018/03/24 3 $5,518,013 +45% 2,254 $2,448   $33,797,330 9
2018/03/25 3 $4,297,128 -22% 2,255 $1,906   $38,094,458 10
2018/03/26 3 $1,430,865 -67% 2,256 $634   $39,525,323 11
2018/03/27 3 $2,136,050 +49% 2,256 $947   $41,661,373 12
2018/03/28 3 $1,491,436 -30% 2,253 $662   $43,152,809 13
2018/03/29 4 $1,672,528 +12% 2,253 $742   $44,825,337 14
2018/03/30 4 $3,662,859 +119% 2,648 $1,383   $48,488,196 15
2018/03/31 4 $3,833,012 +5% 2,648 $1,448   $52,321,208 16
2018/04/01 4 $2,970,974 -22% 2,648 $1,122   $55,292,182 17
2018/04/02 5 $1,395,207 -53% 2,648 $527   $56,687,389 18
2018/04/03 4 $1,612,573 +16% 2,648 $609   $58,299,962 19
2018/04/04 4 $1,298,598 -19% 2,648 $490   $59,598,560 20
2018/04/05 4 $1,128,642 -13% 2,648 $426   $60,727,202 21
2018/04/06 6 $2,150,325 +91% 2,894 $743   $62,877,527 22
2018/04/07 6 $3,472,313 +61% 2,894 $1,200   $66,349,840 23
2018/04/08 6 $2,183,914 -37% 2,894 $755   $68,533,754 24
2018/04/09 6 $593,588 -73% 2,894 $205   $69,127,342 25
2018/04/10 5 $900,912 +52% 2,894 $311   $70,028,254 26
2018/04/11 6 $594,091 -34% 2,894 $205   $70,622,345 27
2018/04/12 5 $529,220 -11% 2,894 $183   $71,151,565 28
2018/04/13 8 $1,090,481 +106% 2,573 $424   $72,242,046 29
2018/04/14 8 $1,724,573 +58% 2,573 $670   $73,966,619 30
2018/04/15 8 $1,331,207 -23% 2,573 $517   $75,297,826 31
2018/04/16 8 $389,395 -71% 2,573 $151   $75,687,221 32
2018/04/17 8 $531,597 +37% 2,573 $207   $76,218,818 33
2018/04/18 8 $383,229 -28% 2,573 $149   $76,602,047 34
2018/04/19 8 $361,855 -6% 2,573 $141   $76,963,902 35
2018/04/20 12 $677,998 +87% 1,994 $340   $77,641,900 36
2018/04/21 11 $1,056,537 +56% 1,994 $530   $78,698,437 37
2018/04/22 11 $701,673 -34% 1,994 $352   $79,400,110 38
2018/04/23 11 $212,346 -70% 1,994 $106   $79,612,456 39
2018/04/24 11 $299,979 +41% 1,994 $150   $79,912,435 40
2018/04/25 11 $232,382 -23% 1,994 $117   $80,144,817 41
2018/04/26 11 $161,768 -30% 1,994 $81   $80,306,585 42
2018/04/27 13 $217,011 +34% 970 $224   $80,523,596 43
2018/04/28 13 $330,486 +52% 970 $341   $80,854,082 44
2018/04/29 13 $236,602 -28% 970 $244   $81,090,684 45
2018/04/30 12 $92,640 -61% 970 $96   $81,183,324 46
2018/05/01 12 $111,440 +20% 970 $115   $81,294,764 47
2018/05/02 12 $87,331 -22% 970 $90   $81,382,095 48
2018/05/03 12 $86,772 -1% 970 $89   $81,468,867 49
2018/05/04 - $119,487 +38% 660 $181   $81,588,354 50
2018/05/05 - $181,124 +52% 660 $274   $81,769,478 51
2018/05/06 - $126,832 -30% 660 $192   $81,896,310 52
2018/05/07 - $43,914 -65% 660 $67   $81,940,224 53
2018/05/08 - $65,529 +49% 660 $99   $82,005,753 54
2018/05/09 15 $52,936 -19% 660 $80   $82,058,689 55
2018/05/10 15 $44,680 -16% 660 $68   $82,103,369 56
2018/05/11 - $83,157 +86% 429 $194   $82,186,526 57
2018/05/12 - $144,072 +73% 429 $336   $82,330,598 58
2018/05/13 - $175,989 +22% 429 $410   $82,506,587 59
2018/05/14 - $34,117 -81% 429 $80   $82,540,704 60
2018/05/15 - $37,930 +11% 429 $88   $82,578,634 61
2018/05/16 - $37,839 n/c 429 $88   $82,616,473 62
2018/05/17 - $31,094 -18% 429 $72   $82,647,567 63
2018/05/18 - $49,775 +60% 274 $182   $82,697,342 64
2018/05/19 - $71,235 +43% 274 $260   $82,768,577 65
2018/05/20 - $50,401 -29% 274 $184   $82,818,978 66
2018/05/21 - $19,289 -62% 274 $70   $82,838,267 67
2018/05/22 - $24,819 +29% 274 $91   $82,863,086 68
2018/05/23 - $22,812 -8% 274 $83   $82,885,898 69
2018/05/24 - $18,511 -19% 274 $68   $82,904,409 70

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2018/03/16 3 $24,479,491   1,629 $15,027   $24,479,491 1
2018/03/23 3 $20,345,846 -17% 2,253 $9,031   $44,825,337 2
2018/03/30 4 $15,901,865 -22% 2,648 $6,005   $60,727,202 3
2018/04/06 6 $10,424,363 -34% 2,894 $3,602   $71,151,565 4
2018/04/13 8 $5,812,337 -44% 2,573 $2,259   $76,963,902 5
2018/04/20 11 $3,342,683 -42% 1,994 $1,676   $80,306,585 6
2018/04/27 12 $1,162,282 -65% 970 $1,198   $81,468,867 7
2018/05/04 17 $634,502 -45% 660 $961   $82,103,369 8
2018/05/11 20 $544,198 -14% 429 $1,269   $82,647,567 9
2018/05/18 21 $256,842 -53% 274 $937   $82,904,409 10

Box Office Summary Per Territory

Territory Release
Date
Opening
Weekend
Opening
Weekend
Theaters
Maximum
Theaters
Theatrical
Engagements
Total
Box Office
Report
Date
Australia 3/16/2018 $158,052 57 61 278 $633,119 5/21/2018
New Zealand 3/16/2018 $27,509 17 22 135 $129,173 5/21/2018
 
Rest of World $328,152
 
International Total$1,090,444 5/21/2018

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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