The pro-life movie “Unplanned” finished in the top 10 at the box office for the second weekend in a row, overcoming an “R” rating and what the film’s supporters have called a media blackout.
Now, media outlets are calling the movie’s success a surprise. “Unplanned” – which is centered on the life of former Planned Parenthood Director Abby Johnson –brought in $3.2 million on its second weekend after 471 more theaters added the film to their showings. The movie made $6,110,000 when it debuted last weekend.
So far, it’s earned more than $12 million, doubling the $6 million production budget.
Johnson is rejoicing at the increased attention the movie is bringing to the pro-life movement. “Unplanned is a train that can’t be stopped!!!” she tweeted. “In the @nypost today!! #unplannedmovie.”
As CBN News has reported, the film depicts Johnson’s emotional decision to quit her Planned Parenthood job after watching an ultrasound-guided abortion.
“It’s a little surreal, if I’m honest, to watch someone play out the worst version of yourself in a film,” Johnson told CBN News during an interview on the set of the film.
“But it’s also just a good reminder that God can literally use anything from our past and use it for His glory and use it for His kingdom,” she added.
Ashley Bratcher, who played Johnson in the movie, has shared her own “unplanned” story on Instagram. In a picture with her nine-year-old son, she writes that she used to be “a very young, struggling, unwed, jobless mother.”
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