The movie was only picked up by select theatres but shocked many when it opened at No. 4. After the second week, the movie expanded into thousands more theatres than it started out with - across the US. There it stayed in the top ten for four weeks.
I don't know about where you live but here in Alberta the film did very well for the short time it was available. It played in only ONE theatre in all of Calgary, however. The first weekend it was sold right out hours before the showings. It did not stay for long and did not expand its showings like in the states.
“COURAGEOUS is that rare movie combining an entertaining, engaging story with a vital, inspiring message,” said Michael Catt, executive producer of the film and Sherwood Baptist Church senior pastor. “You’ll be on the edge of your seat watching COURAGEOUS, then rise up when it’s over, resolving to make a difference in your life and the lives of those you care about.”
Now we can get geared up for the DVD to be released.
Sherwood Pictures have put a lot of time and energy into the DVD package. There will be a special features, second disc that will be available only through Christian retailers. The optional disc will be labeled as a Collector's Edition and will contain the movie as well as:
- The Making of Courageous
- Outrageous: Outtakes & Bloopers
- Deleted Scenes
- Casting Crowns “Courageous” Music
- Commentary by the Kendrick Brothers
- Heart of Courageous
- The Story of My Father
- Courageous in 60 Seconds
- A Church of Prayer
- The Importance of Fathers
- Role of a Lifetime: Rev. Daniel Simmons
- Mark Willard: Ministering Through Music
- Erin Bethea: Serving Behind the Scenes
- Sherwood Pictures Retrospective
- Sherwood Volunteers
- Ministry and Resource Videos to Guide Your Next Steps
- Plus even more special features online through a link on the DVD
If you want to learn some more you can check out these links.
And visit Lovell-Fairchild.com/pressroom for:
- COURAGEOUS DVD Fact Sheet
- COURAGEOUS DVD Expanded Special Features List
- COURAGEOUS DVD Backgrounder on Changed Lives
And here, for your viewing pleasure another interview with Alex Kendricka nd actor Ken Bevel if you are interested. (Video from MovieWeb).
So tell me, did you see Courageous? Where was it playing near you? I would love to hear your responses. Thanks for sharing.