HOLLYWOODâ€”March 24, 2016â€”Scoring a rare A+ CinemaScore and drawing a remarkable $18.3 million in the first five days of release at the box office, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN, the movie awakening audiences to everyday wonder, debuted this weekend in more than 3,000 theaters.
Starring Jennifer Garner, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is delighting both audiences and critics. â€œA story from the heart to the heart,â€ CBNâ€™s Efrem Graham writes. â€œA heartrending, faith-affirming drama,â€Movieguideâ€™s Dr. Ted Baehr proclaims, â€œan uplifting postcard from God.â€ The Examinerâ€™s Cheryl Wicker simply calls it, â€œAstonishing.â€ â€œThe inspirational movie of the yearâ€ says Faith Based Consumer.
â€œBelievers in a loving merciful God will be affirmed,â€ Colleen Gerke, president of the National Association of Catholic Family Life Ministers, said.
“I left the movie feeling inspired with the hope of Heaven, assured of the goodness of God and filled with a renewed passion for my faith,â€ Pastor Mike Johnson of Fellowship Church, Dallas, said.
â€œAudiences come thinking they need a miracle, and leave with new eyes for miracles all around them,â€ says Producer DeVon Franklin, head of Franklin Entertainment. â€œIn time for Easter, MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is about new life, new awareness, a new wave of gratitude.â€
AFFIRM Senior Vice President Rich Peluso calls MIRACLES FROM HEAVENâ€™s first-weekend reception â€œAn incredible testimony of the power of the Beam family story and the hard work of our director, producers and world-class marketing team,â€ and celebrates the Sony divisionâ€™s fourth A+ CinemaScore (SOUL SURFER, COURAGEOUS, WAR ROOM and now MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN). â€œThat score ranks MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN with luminous films such as FINDING NEMO, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY, THE KING’S SPEECH, AND THE BLINDSIDE,â€ Peluso said.
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN stars Jennifer Garner, Kylie Rogers, Martin Henderson, Eugenio Derbez and Queen Latifah. Directed by Patricia Riggen. Screenplay by Randy Brown based on the book by Christy Beam. Produced by Joe Roth, T.D. Jakes and DeVon Franklin.
Jennifer Garner (PEARL HARBOR, Alias)
Kylie Rogers (FATHERS AND DAUGHTERS)
Martin Henderson (EVEREST, Greyâ€™s Anatomy)
Eugenio Derbez (THE BOOK OF LIFE)
Queen Latifah (The Wiz! Live)
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is based on the incredible true story of the Beam Family. When Christy Beam (Jennifer Garner) discovers her 10-year-old daughter Anna (Kylie Rogers) has a rare, incurable disease, she becomes a ferocious advocate for her daughterâ€™s healing as she searches for a solution. As Christy searches she befriends Angela (Queen Latifah), who helps bring everyday joy and hope back to the Beam family. After Anna has a freak accident, an extraordinary miracle unfolds in the wake of her dramatic rescue that leaves medical specialists mystified, her familyâ€™s faith restored and their community inspired
MIRACLES FROM HEAVEN is released by Columbia Pictures, in association with AFFIRM Films, across North America in partnership with Roth Films, T.D. Jakes Production and Franklin Entertainment, the producers of 2014â€™s hit film HEAVEN IS FOR REAL.
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About AFFIRM Films
AFFIRM Films is a division of Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquisitions (SPWA), a Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) company, dedicated to producing, acquiring and marketing films that inspire, uplift and entertain audiences. For more information go to www.AFFIRMFilms.com