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‘Courageous’ opening in 80 new cities

ALBANY, Ga. (BP) — The church-made film “Courageous,” which remains the top-rated fan film on one major movie ticketing website, will open in about 80 new cities this weekend.

After opening at No. 4 on opening weekend, Courageous stayed in the Top 10 during its next two weekends, despite playing in less than half of the theaters as most other films. Last weekend — its third weekend — it actually beat a new film, Fox’s “The Big Year,” which had a $57 million budget and finished No. 9, one sport behind Courageous, which had a $1 million budget.

Courageous is the top-rated fan-rated film on Fandango.com, a leading ticketing website. It also is one of just four movies this year to receive an A+ exit poll score from viewers in CinemaScore ratings.

The movie follows the story of five men — four of them police officers — as they seek to become better fathers.

Following is the list of cities where Courageous is opening this weekend, in alphabetical order by state:

Hamilton, Ala.

Greenville, Ala.

Show Low, Az.

Santa Rosa, Calif.

Eureka Calif.

Lake Tahoe, Calif.

El Centro, Calif.

Madera, Calif.

Paradise, Calif.

Santa Barbara, Calif.

Berlin, Ct.

Gulf Breeze, Fla.

Spring Hill, Fla.

Warner Robins, Ga.

St. Simons Island, Ga.

St. Mary’s, Ga.

Hinesville, Ga.

Acworth, Ga.

Thomaston, Ga.

Indianola, Iowa

Algona, Iowa

Grinnell, Iowa

Brownsburg, Ind.

Jasper, Ind.

Princeton, Ind.

Colby, Kan.

Cannonsburg, Ky.

Pikeville, Ky.

Bayou Vista, La.

Morgan City, La.

Fitchburg, Mass.

Framingham, Mass.

Hingham, Mass.

Woburn, Mass.

Foxboro, Mass.

Portland, Maine

Hillsdale, Mich.

Cambridge, Minn.

Hutchinson, Minn.

Austin, Minn.

Wadena, Minn.

Grand Rapids, Minn.

Monticello, Minn.

North Branch, Minn.

Owatonna, Minn.

Nevada, Mo.

Houston, Mo.

Boone, N.C.

Sanford, N.C.

Fremont, Neb.

Elizabeth, N.J.

East Brunswick, N.J.

Eatontown, N.J.

East Windsor, N.J.

Ruidoso, N.M.

Los Lunas, N.M.

Laughlin, Nev.

Mesquite, Nev.

Horseheads, N.Y.

Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Rotterdam, N.Y.

Marietta, Ohio

Grove City, Ohio

McAlester, Okla.

Elk City, Okla.

Enid, Okla.

Hermiston, Ore.

Roseburg, Ore.

Altoona, Pa.

Pittsburgh, Pa.

Myrtle Beach, S.C.

Oneida, Tenn.

Weslaco, Texas

Farmville, Va.

Lake Delton, Wis.

Hudson, Wis.

Woodruff, Wis.

Marshfield, Wis.

West Bend, Wis.

Saukville, Wis.

Laramie, Wyo.

Riverton, Wyo.
Compiled by Michael Foust, associate editor of Baptist Press.

Read how your church can get involved in Courageous at http://www.bpnews.net/BPFirstPerson.asp?ID=35942.

Read Baptist Press’ review of Courageous at

Read what Tony Dungy said about Courageous at

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