Lionsgate and Kingdom Story Company's faith-based title I Still Believe topped the Box Office last week in its first week of release. However, it will be headed for home release, starting Friday, March 27. This is due to the nationwide shutdown of movie theaters. I Still Believe, starring Riverdale's KJ Apa, will be available on premium VOD across all platforms at that time.
I Still Believe, from filmmakers Andrew and Jon Erwin, follows the true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss. The Lionsgate film, made with a budget of $12 million, brought in over $9 million in ticket sales. In order for the Christian film to continue its success, viewers are encouraged to watch it on VOD once its available later this month.
Joe Drake, Chairman of Lionsgate Motion Picture Group said about the latest move, "The theatrical experience is core to our business, and exhibitors are our integral partners and allies. With theaters closed nationwide due to these unprecedented events, we want to continue to make I Still Believe available to consumers. We're enormously proud of the movie that the Erwin Brothers created and are grateful to be able to share it with audiences for their home viewing pleasure."
Added the Erwins, "As filmmakers, we are heartbroken that we can't share I Still Believe on a big screen the way we intended. We make movies because we love movies and we stand firmly behind the nation's theater chains, from the largest circuits to the smallest mom and pop indies that have been so dramatically affected by these unprecedented closures. But the safety of guests comes first, and we're proud to have the opportunity to share online a movie whose inspiring message of love, hope and faith is perfect for these uncertain times."