“Lifemark,” Kirk Cameron’s new film celebrating adoption, brought large audiences to the box office on opening weekend.
CBN News reports the film, which opened Friday, made more than $2 million in ticket sales, coming in at number three at the box office.
“We’re thrilled at the numbers we’re seeing for LIFEMARK this past weekend,” said Ray Nutt, CEO of Fathom Events. “They not only represent a big success for Fathom, The Kendrick Brothers and Kirk Cameron Entertainment, but they also go to show the value that faith-based content brings to both theater owners and moviegoers alike.”
Starring Cameron and produced by the Kendrick Brothers (“War Room,” “Fireproof”), the movie celebrates the life-giving choice of adoption through the true story of Louisiana native David Scotton. Adopted as an infant, Scotton grows up in a loving home. At age 18 and about to graduate high school, he unexpectedly receives a message from his birth mother, asking to meet him.
With the encouragement of his adoptive parents, the young man embarks on a journey that reveals the truth about his past, including his mother’s choice as a scared young teenager. The film is based on a true story, as told in the documentary “I Lived on Parker Avenue,” produced by Louisiana Right to Life.
“It’s just a story that is full of heart and humor, action and adventure, and you see the impact that one life can have on so many,” Cameron told CBN News.
The film is rated PG-13 for thematic elements. The creators said the rating is based on a scene when a woman makes a decision inside an abortion facility, but “nothing shown or discussed is graphic.”
“As with any movie, we would suggest parents watch the movie for themselves to decide what’s best for their family,” the creators state on the website.
The film runs through Sept. 15 in about 1,500 theaters across the U.S. Watch the trailer here.
To find a list of theaters, tickets and other information, visit LifemarkMovie.com.
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