for King and Country's "Unsung Hero" a Big Success at the Box Office


Coming in No. 2 at the box office is Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company's Unsung Hero, which landed ahead of expectations after earning a coveted A+ CinemaScore. The faith-based film opened to an estimated $7.8 million (tracking had suggested $5 million to $6 million). It comes in behind Zendaya's R-rated tennis drama "Challengers." 

Unsung Hero is skewing heavily female (91 percent) and is performing best in the middle of the country. It also skewed notably older, with 55 percent of the audience over the age of 55.

Based on a remarkable true story, Unsung Hero follows Helen and David Smallbone as they move their family from Down Under to the States, searching for a brighter future after David's successful music company collapses.

With nothing more than their seven children, suitcases, and their love of music, David (for KING + COUNTRY's Joel Smallbone) and his pregnant wife Helen (Daisy Betts) set out to rebuild their lives. Helen's faith stands against all odds and inspires her husband and children to hold onto theirs. With their own dreams on hold, David and Helen begin to realize the musical prowess in their children, who would go on to become two of the most successful acts in Inspirational Music history: four-time GRAMMY® Award-winning artists for KING + COUNTRY and Rebecca St. James.

Smallbone took to Instagram to thank fans for their support, adding the "Unsung Hero" cast and crew is "overwhelmed" by the film's success.

"The 10-year-old Joel Smallbone would never have believed that he'd have the chance to put his family's life story on the silver screen. Let alone make it to being the second-most seen movie out of the 500 films or so that are released to theaters every year," he wrote. "Thank you for believing, for putting moms, miracles and family in front of America and the world."

The film stars Daisy Betts, Joel Smallbone, Kirrilee Berger, Jonathan Jackson, Lucas Black, Candace Cameron Bure, and Terry O'Quinn. It was directed and written by Joel Smallbone and Richard L. Ramsey; and produced by Joshua Walsh, Justin Tolley, Joel Smallbone and Luke Smallbone.  

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