A Christian movie filmed in Birmingham and released Oct. 27 has already made more than $4.5 million after just two weekends in theaters, according to the web site boxofficemojo.
“Let There Be Light,” starring Kevin Sorbo, was made on a modest budget of $3 million and most of the filming was done in Birmingham. Scenes were shot in Avondale Park and the Lyric Theatre.
It made $1.7 million in its opening weekend and finished 11th in box office receipts. On the most recent weekend, Nov. 3-5, it was ranked 10th at the box office. As of Tuesday, it had made a total of $4,504,536.
In 2014, Sorbo starred in “God’s Not Dead,” a Christian movie that ended up with domestic box office receipts of $60.7 million on a production budget of $2 million. It ranks 8th all-time in box office for Christian movies.
After two weeks, “Let There Be Light” is already up to 40th all-time in the Christian movie genre.
Filming took place last summer.
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SOURCE: AL.com, Greg Garrison