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Fireproof crosses $28M in 7th weekend

Updated Nov. 11 with actuals

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)–“Fireproof” finished in the top 10 in its seventh weekend on a per-theater average and also crossed the $28 million mark in total gross.

Boosted by its opening in an additional 130-plus theaters, the movie averaged $1,818, which placed it at No. 10 on a per-theater average. Fireproof grossed $1.58 million for the weekend, putting it at No. 13 in that category. Filmed on a budget of $500,000, it has grossed a total of $28.3 million.

Perhaps most impressively, Fireproof lost only 8.4 percent in weekend gross from its previous weekend, an unusually small drop and the smallest drop among all top 20 films that have been in theaters more than one week. By comparison, “Eagle Eye,” which also has been in theaters seven weeks, lost 27 percent.

Fireproof tells the story of how a firefighting captain played by Kirk Cameron works to save his failing marriage. “The Love Dare,” a book featured in the movie,” was No. 1 for three straight weeks on The New York Times’ paperback advice bestseller list and now is No. 2. It is published by B&H Publishing Group.

Fireproof was made by Sherwood Pictures, which is owned by Sherwood Baptist Church in Albany, Ga.
Compiled by Michael Foust, an assistant editor for Baptist Press. Box office data compiled from BoxOfficeMojo.com.

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