Actor Jonathan Roumie is giving “all glory to God” amid the box-office success of “Jesus Revolution.”
Roumie, known for playing Jesus on the hit Bible series “The Chosen,” portrays hippie evangelist Lonnie Frisbee in the biopic slated to add 100 more theaters to its release this weekend, following an opening with 2,475 theaters around the country.
According to Box Office Mojo, the film has earned $20.5 million domestically. It was first forecasted to earn somewhere between $5-7 million.
“My dear friends … this is just too unreal,” Roumie, a Catholic, wrote on Instagram. “Thank you for supporting and embracing this film!! All glory to God. Looks like our prayers are being heard.”
“I spent opening day in a monastery in prayer, grateful for all I’ve been given,” he continued. “Because that’s where I needed to be … Reminding myself that serving God and each other is the first priority in life. Everything else is icing on the cake. … Thank you again.”
Roumie’s celebratory post comes as the faith-based movie from producers Jon and Andrew Erwin has earned a 99% audience rating from Rotten Tomatoes — compared to a 58% rating from critics — and an A+ rating from Cinema Score, making Jon Erwin the first director in history to receive four perfect scores.
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The Christian filmmaker previously earned A+ Cinema Score ratings for “Woodlawn” (2015), “I Can Only Imagine” (2018), and “American Underdog” (2021). He co-directed all three films with his brother Andrew.
“Jesus Revolution” is based on California Pastor Greg Laurie’s book by the same title, chronicling the revival that swept through Southern California in the early 1970s. Roumie’s character, Frisbee, played a pivotal role in the spiritual awakening sparked, in large part, by his relationship with Calvary Chapel founder Chuck Smith.
Speaking with CBN’s Faithwire, Roumie said of the film’s timely release, “I think God has a purpose in everything that He does. And I think this is a moment where the culture is being reactivated to welcome Him back into the culture on a massive scale, potentially a global scale.”
“Thanks to you, more theaters are showing [‘Jesus Revolution’] this weekend,” Laurie, founder of Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, wrote Friday. “Thank you that have gone to see it more than once. Hollywood is listening! Let’s make this weekend even bigger than last. People are coming to Christ in this film!”
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