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Let There Be Light (2017)

Let There Be Light
Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $7,233,471Details
Home Market Performance
Est. Domestic DVD Sales $398,369 Details
Est. Domestic Blu-ray Sales $189,192 Details
Total Est. Domestic Video Sales $587,561
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Synopsis

After losing his young son to cancer, Dr. Sol Harkens has dedicated his life to the cause of atheism. As a best selling author and a celebrity debater, he has managed to parlay his attacks on Christianity into a very lucrative business. He is not only anxious to share his disdain for God, but he also finds great joy and satisfaction in attacking his Christian opponents on the stage. But even with all the fame and success, Sol is empty and distraught on the inside and his increasing reliance on alcohol to numb the pain is only making things worse. His New York party lifestyle has isolated him from his ex wife Katy and their two remaining sons. Their unrelenting faith in God is something that Sol has actually grown to resent and he tells Katy that he just got sick and tired of her praying for his soul. Sol’s self-destructive habits eventually catch up to him and a serious car crash leaves him clinically dead for four minutes before he is finally resuscitated by some heroic first responders. It’s a miracle that he’s still alive, but what really changes Sol’s outlook on life is what happens during those four minutes. It’s a four word message that refuses to let him go despite his best efforts to deny it. With the support of Katy’s unwavering love and faith, and his own questions about what he may or may not have actually experienced, Sol struggles to find meaning and purpose in the words LET THERE BE LIGHT.

Metrics

Latest Ranking on Cumulative Box Office Lists

RecordRankAmount
All Time Domestic Box Office (Rank 5,301-5,400) 5,393 $7,233,471
All Time Worldwide Box Office (Rank 6,901-7,000) 6,982 $7,233,471
All Time Domestic Highest Grossing Limited Release Movies (Rank 301-400) 392 $7,233,471

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


Movie Details

Domestic Releases: October 27th, 2017 (Limited) by Atlas Distribution
Video Release: February 27th, 2018 by Cinedigm
MPAA Rating: PG-13 for some thematic material including alcohol and drug issues.
(Rating bulletin 2496 (Cert #51270), 10/4/2017)
Running Time: 100 minutes
Comparisons: vs. God’s Not Dead
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Keywords: Death of a Son or Daughter, Terminal Illness, Cancer, Religious, Faith-Based, Atheism, Near Death Experience, Car Accident, Directing Yourself, Family Affair, Actors Making Their Directorial Debut, Dysfunctional Family, Agitprop
Source:Based on Fiction Book/Short Story
Genre:Drama
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Contemporary Fiction
Production Companies: Wildfire Films, LTBL Productions
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Dr. Sol Harkens

Supporting Cast

Sam Sorbo    Katy
Daniel Roebuck    Norm
Donielle Artese    Tracee
Braeden Sorbo    Gus Harkens
Shane Sorbo    Conner Harkens
Michael Franzese    Pastor Vinny

Cameos

Sean Hannity    Himself
Dionne Warwick    Herself
Travis Tritt    Dr. Corey

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

Production and Technical Credits

   Director
Sam Sorbo    Producer
Kevin Sorbo    Producer
Dan Gordon    Producer
James Quattrochi    Producer
Warren Ostergard    Producer
Sam Sorbo    Screenwriter
Dan Gordon    Screenwriter
Dan Gordon    Story by
Sam Sorbo    Story by
Sean Hannity    Executive Producer
Damon Elliott    Co-Producer
Patrick Hughes    Co-Producer
Cherelle George    Line Producer
Sean Butler    Director of Photography
Marc Vanocur    Composer
Damon Elliott    Music Supervisor
Gwendolyn Stokely    Costume Designer
Anthony Stabley    Production Designer
Peter Devaney Flanagan    Editor
Fern Champion    Casting Director
Sharon Lieblein    Casting Director

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February 27th, 2018

Thor: Ragnarok

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November 21st, 2017

Justice League

Justice League topped the theater average chart with $23,165 in just over 4,000 theaters. This is in the top ten best theater averages for any wide release that has come out this year, but it is about 25% lower than it needed to be. Last week’s winner, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri was pushed into second place with an average of $20,796 in 53 theaters. Its strong hold plus its early success during Awards Season should help it stick around in theaters for a long time. Roman J. Israel, Esq was next with an average of $15,500 in four theaters. This would be a good start for a limited release, but it is scheduled to expand wide on Wednesday, so I’m not sure it is good enough. Finally, Lady Bird rounded out the $10,000 club with an average of $10,573 in 238 theaters. It has already earned a significant measure of mainstream success and it still has room to grow. More...

Theater Averages: Three Billboards Earns 1st for the Weekend and 3rd for the Year with $80,542

November 14th, 2017

Lady Bird

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Theater Averages: Lady Bird is the Picture of Health earning $91,109

November 8th, 2017

Lady Bird

A yearly record was broken this past weekend, as Lady Bird had the best theater average of the year so far with an average of $91,109 in four theaters. This tops the previous yearly record of $84,315 by The Big Sick. It wasn’t the only monster hit on the theater average chart this week. Thor: Ragnarok earned an average of $30,085 in just over 4,000 theaters. There were also two other films that just managed to earn a spot in the $10,000 club, 1945 and Last Flag Flying, which earned averages of $10,317 in two theaters and $10,140 in four theaters respectively.

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Theater Averages: The Square Squirreled Away $18,558

November 1st, 2017

The Square

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Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 11 $1,729,535   373 $4,637   $1,729,535 1
2017/11/03 10 $1,697,448 -2% 642 $2,644   $4,089,804 2
2017/11/10 11 $1,114,560 -34% 774 $1,440   $5,939,454 3
2017/11/17 15 $362,598 -67% 542 $669   $6,738,588 4
2017/11/24 25 $132,208 -64% 199 $664   $7,030,940 5
2017/12/01 42 $43,076 -67% 121 $356   $7,119,104 6
2017/12/08 45 $28,224 -34% 96 $294   $7,173,662 7
2017/12/15 49 $9,280 -67% 32 $290   $7,197,303 8
2017/12/22 46 $3,592 -61% 8 $449   $7,204,748 9
2017/12/29 62 $2,416 -33% 8 $302   $7,210,068 10
2018/01/05 80 $68 -97% 2 $34   $7,212,728 11
2018/01/12 78 $1,272 +1,771% 2 $636   $7,214,126 12
2018/01/19 88 $541 -57% 1 $541   $7,214,987 13
2018/02/02 83 $652   2 $326   $7,216,464 15
2018/02/09 60 $7,590 +1,064% 15 $506   $7,224,786 16

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2017/10/27 11 $611,281   373 $1,639   $611,281 1
2017/10/28 14 $646,036 +6% 373 $1,732   $1,257,317 2
2017/10/29 12 $472,218 -27% 373 $1,266   $1,729,535 3
2017/10/30 13 $171,207 -64% 373 $459   $1,900,742 4
2017/10/31 12 $229,022 +34% 373 $614   $2,129,764 5
2017/11/01 14 $126,447 -45% 373 $339   $2,256,211 6
2017/11/02 12 $136,145 +8% 373 $365   $2,392,356 7
2017/11/03 10 $500,760 +268% 642 $780   $2,893,116 8
2017/11/04 11 $690,150 +38% 642 $1,075   $3,583,266 9
2017/11/05 10 $506,538 -27% 642 $789   $4,089,804 10
2017/11/06 10 $171,414 -66% 642 $267   $4,261,218 11
2017/11/07 10 $243,318 +42% 642 $379   $4,504,536 12
2017/11/08 10 $163,710 -33% 642 $255   $4,668,246 13
2017/11/09 10 $156,648 -4% 642 $244   $4,824,894 14
2017/11/10 11 $367,650 +135% 774 $475   $5,192,544 15
2017/11/11 11 $431,892 +17% 774 $558   $5,624,436 16
2017/11/12 10 $315,018 -27% 774 $407   $5,939,454 17
2017/11/13 9 $106,812 -66% 774 $138   $6,046,266 18
2017/11/14 8 $146,286 +37% 774 $189   $6,192,552 19
2017/11/15 9 $103,716 -29% 774 $134   $6,296,268 20
2017/11/16 9 $79,722 -23% 774 $103   $6,375,990 21
2017/11/17 13 $118,156 +48% 542 $218   $6,494,146 22
2017/11/18 14 $140,920 +19% 542 $260   $6,635,066 23
2017/11/19 14 $103,522 -27% 542 $191   $6,738,588 24
2017/11/20 13 $52,574 -49% 542 $97   $6,791,162 25
2017/11/21 13 $53,116 +1% 542 $98   $6,844,278 26
2017/11/22 - $23,808 -55% 192 $124   $6,868,086 27
2017/11/23 - $30,646 +29% 192 $160   $6,898,732 28
2017/11/24 - $50,546 +65% 199 $254   $6,949,278 29
2017/11/25 - $48,827 -3% 199 $245   $6,998,105 30
2017/11/26 - $32,835 -33% 199 $165   $7,030,940 31
2017/11/27 - $14,129 -57% 199 $71   $7,045,069 32
2017/11/28 - $16,318 +15% 199 $82   $7,061,387 33
2017/11/29 - $7,260 -56% 121 $60   $7,068,647 34
2017/11/30 - $7,381 +2% 121 $61   $7,076,028 35
2017/12/01 - $12,705 +72% 121 $105   $7,088,733 36
2017/12/02 - $16,335 +29% 121 $135   $7,105,068 37
2017/12/03 - $14,036 -14% 121 $116   $7,119,104 38
2017/12/04 - $6,050 -57% 121 $50   $7,125,154 39
2017/12/05 - $8,470 +40% 121 $70   $7,133,624 40
2017/12/06 - $6,534 -23% 121 $54   $7,140,158 41
2017/12/07 - $5,280 -19% 96 $55   $7,145,438 42
2017/12/08 - $8,064 +53% 96 $84   $7,153,502 43
2017/12/09 - $11,808 +46% 96 $123   $7,165,310 44
2017/12/10 - $8,352 -29% 96 $87   $7,173,662 45
2017/12/11 - $4,128 -51% 96 $43   $7,177,790 46
2017/12/12 - $6,048 +47% 96 $63   $7,183,838 47
2017/12/13 - $2,340 -61% 96 $24   $7,186,178 48
2017/12/14 - $1,845 -21% 96 $19   $7,188,023 49
2017/12/15 - $2,912 +58% 32 $91   $7,190,935 50
2017/12/16 - $2,560 -12% 32 $80   $7,193,495 51
2017/12/17 - $3,808 +49% 32 $119   $7,197,303 52
2017/12/18 - $1,408 -63% 32 $44   $7,198,711 53
2017/12/19 - $1,312 -7% 32 $41   $7,200,023 54
2017/12/20 - $583 -56% 32 $18   $7,200,606 55
2017/12/21 - $550 -6% 11 $50   $7,201,156 56
2017/12/22 - $1,440 +162% 8 $180   $7,202,596 57
2017/12/23 - $1,424 -1% 8 $178   $7,204,020 58
2017/12/24 - $728 -49% 8 $91   $7,204,748 59
2017/12/25 - $736 +1% 8 $92   $7,205,484 60
2017/12/26 - $304 -59% 8 $38   $7,205,788 61
2017/12/27 - $832 +174% 8 $104   $7,206,620 62
2017/12/28 - $1,032 +24% 8 $129   $7,207,652 63
2017/12/29 - $840 -19% 8 $105   $7,208,492 64
2017/12/30 - $1,072 +28% 8 $134   $7,209,564 65
2017/12/31 - $504 -53% 8 $63   $7,210,068 66
2018/01/01 - $1,168 +132% 8 $146   $7,211,236 67
2018/01/02 - $608 -48% 8 $76   $7,211,844 68
2018/01/03 - $360 -41% 6 $60   $7,212,204 69
2018/01/04 - $456 +27% 6 $76   $7,212,660 70
2018/01/05 - $30 -93% 2 $15   $7,212,690 71
2018/01/06 - $18 -40% 2 $9   $7,212,708 72
2018/01/07 - $20 +11% 2 $10   $7,212,728 73
2018/01/08 - $36 +80% 2 $18   $7,212,764 74
2018/01/09 - $36 n/c 2 $18   $7,212,800 75
2018/01/10 - $12 -67% 2 $6   $7,212,812 76
2018/01/11 - $42 +250% 2 $21   $7,212,854 77
2018/01/12 - $316 +652% 2 $158   $7,213,170 78
2018/01/13 - $572 +81% 2 $286   $7,213,742 79
2018/01/14 - $384 -33% 2 $192   $7,214,126 80
2018/01/15 - $320 -17% 2 $160   $7,214,446 81
2018/01/19 - $270   1 $270   $7,214,716 85
2018/01/20 - $75 -72% 1 $75   $7,214,791 86
2018/01/21 - $196 +161% 1 $196   $7,214,987 87
2018/01/22 - $29 -85% 1 $29   $7,215,016 88
2018/01/23 - $188 +548% 1 $188   $7,215,204 89
2018/01/24 - $485 +158% 1 $485   $7,215,689 90
2018/01/25 - $123 -75% 1 $123   $7,215,812 91
2018/02/02 - $132   2 $66   $7,215,944 99
2018/02/03 - $323 +145% 2 $162   $7,216,267 100
2018/02/04 - $197 -39% 2 $99   $7,216,464 101
2018/02/05 - $48 -76% 2 $24   $7,216,512 102
2018/02/06 - $384 +700% 2 $192   $7,216,896 103
2018/02/07 - $216 -44% 2 $108   $7,217,112 104
2018/02/08 - $84 -61% 1 $84   $7,217,196 105
2018/02/09 - $2,100 +2,400% 14 $150   $7,219,296 106
2018/02/10 - $3,105 +48% 15 $207   $7,222,401 107
2018/02/11 - $2,385 -23% 15 $159   $7,224,786 108
2018/02/12 - $1,230 -48% 15 $82   $7,226,016 109
2018/02/13 - $2,865 +133% 15 $191   $7,228,881 110
2018/02/14 - $3,015 +5% 15 $201   $7,231,896 111
2018/02/15 - $1,575 -48% 15 $105   $7,233,471 112

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2017/10/27 13 $2,392,356   373 $6,414   $2,392,356 1
2017/11/03 10 $2,432,538 +2% 642 $3,789   $4,824,894 2
2017/11/10 10 $1,551,096 -36% 774 $2,004   $6,375,990 3
2017/11/17 17 $522,742 -66% 199 $2,627   $6,898,732 4
2017/11/24 26 $177,296 -66% 121 $1,465   $7,076,028 5
2017/12/01 41 $69,410 -61% 96 $723   $7,145,438 6
2017/12/08 45 $42,585 -39% 96 $444   $7,188,023 7
2017/12/15 53 $13,133 -69% 11 $1,194   $7,201,156 8
2017/12/22 55 $6,496 -51% 8 $812   $7,207,652 9
2017/12/29 61 $5,008 -23% 6 $835   $7,212,660 10
2018/01/05 80 $194 -96% 2 $97   $7,212,854 11
2018/01/12 82 $1,592 +721% 2 $796   $7,214,446 12
2018/01/19 86 $1,366 -14% 1 $1,366   $7,215,812 13
2018/02/02 78 $1,384   1 $1,384   $7,217,196 15
2018/02/09 56 $16,275 +1,076% 15 $1,085   $7,233,471 16

Weekly US DVD Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20181127,607 27,607$398,369$398,3691

Weekly US Blu-ray Sales

DateRankUnits this Week% ChangeTotal UnitsSpending this WeekTotal SpendingWeeks in Release
3/4/20181511,445 11,445$189,192$189,1921

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